For more than three decades, while its writer's world fame increased, Queer remained unpublished because of its forthright depiction of homosexual longings. Set in the corrupt and spectral Mexico City of the forties, Queer is the story of William Lee, a man afflicted with both acute heroin withdrawal and romantic and sexual yearnings for an indifferent user named Eugene Allerton. The narrative is punctuated by Lee's outrageous "routines" — brilliant comic monologues that foreshadow Naked Lunch —yet the atmosphere is heavy with foreboding.
In his extraordinary introduction, Burroughs reflects on the shattering events in his life that lay behind this work.
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William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)—guru of the Beat Generation, controversial éminence grise of the international avant-garde, dark prophet, and blackest of black humor satirists—had a range of influence rivaled by few post-World War II writers. His many books include Naked Lunch, Queer, Exterminator!, The Cat Inside, The Western Lands, and Interzone.
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Book Description Picador, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Queer This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780330300162
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001168601
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Book Description Picador, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. 122 pgs., pictorial paperback w/ white lettering, light shelf wear on cover edges, yellowing pg edges, Green leather like cloth over boards, decorative spine titles and cover art, moire endpapers, frontispiece, bound in ribbon marker, gilt page tips, clean unread content with crisp binding. Brick and mortar bookshop since 1975!. Bookseller Inventory # 120813048
Book Description Picador, London, 1986. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Shinro Ohtake (illustrator). Number string sequence 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2. This copy has light edge wear to the cover and small knock to the heel of the spine. The book itself is tightly bound and in good order, whilst the pages are lightly tanned. There are no inscriptions in ink. (Please note that where a photo is supplied it is of the actual item for sale and is not a stock photo) Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000008
Book Description Picador, London, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A very sound, but well used reading copy. A love story - the account of William Lee's painfully circular seduction of Eugene Allerton in Mexico City and the romantic agonies he suffers. Paper stock yellowing and a little spotty, covers rubbed. "A major work. Burrough's heart laid bare" (Allen Ginsberg). Bookseller Inventory # 1709237
Book Description Picador, 1987. Book Condition: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Bookseller Inventory # 9780330300162-3