25th-Anniversary Edition
With Oliver Harris

The definitive 25th-anniversay edition of Burroughs's legendary second novel.

Originally written in 1952 but not published till 1985, Queer is an enigma-both an unflinching autobiographical self-portrait and a coruscatingly political novel, Burroughs' only realist love story and a montage of comic-grotesque fantasies that paved the way for his masterpiece, Naked Lunch. 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 humor and the ugly American at his ugliest.

A haunting tale of possession and exorcism, Queer is also a novel with a history of secrets, as this new edition reveals.

Title Queer
Subtitle 25th-Anniversary Edition
Publisher Penguin Books
Title First Published 31 August 2010
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 208 p.
ISBN-10 0143117831
ISBN-13 9780143117834
Publication Date 31 August 2010
Main content page count 208
Weight 16 oz.

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