Queer

CD - unabridged
(4 CDs)
Product Number: CX1956
Released: 01 Aug, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471239571
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Description

Originally written in 1952 but not published till 1985, Queer is an enigma - both an unflinching autobiographical self-portrait and a dazzling political novel Set in Mexico City during the early fifties, Queer follows William Lee's hopeless pursuit of desire from bar to bar in the American expatriate scene. As Lee breaks down, the trademark Burroughsian voice emerges; a maniacal mix of self-lacerating humour and the Ugly American at his ugliest. Burroughs' only realist love story, Queer is a haunting tale of possession and exorcism.

Original Publish Date: 01 Aug, 2013

Professional reviews

"‘Burroughs is the greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift’ JACK KEROUAC ‘A roller-coaster ride through hell, a safari to the strangest people of the strangest planet – ourselves…sit back and gorge yourself on this feast of a novel.’ J. G. BALLARD on Naked Lunch"

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