Review of Burroughs, Naked Lunch

Here’s my review of William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch, which I’ve also posted on Amazon:

Depictions, Howls, and Promotions

Naked Lunch is a Beat Generation novel of drug infused depictions of the torment and rapture of homosexuality in a homophobic society, howls against conformity and control, and promotions of freedom, a “separate life”, and similar illusions. For the illicit drug scene and slams against modernity, I prefer Hunter S. Thompson, as well as Adam Thirwell’s, Lurid and Cute.

About georgebeam

George Beam is an educator and author. The perspectives that inform his interpretations of the topics of this blog–-as well as his other writings and university courses -–are system analysis, behaviorism, and Internet effects. Specific interests include quality management, methodology, and politics. He is Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Public Administration; Affiliated Faculty, Department of Political Science; and, previously, Head, Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago
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