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William S. Burroughs

An unusual and attractive signed copy of an extract from Burroughs’s Junky, comprising eight 4to pages neatly removed from a copy of Christopher Street magazine, c.1977. Signed (‘William S. Burroughs’) by the writer, a primary figure of the Beat Generation, immediately above his printed name and title to the first page.

Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict was Burroughs’s first published work and is semi-autobiographical, focusing on the writer’s life as a drug user and dealer. It was initially published in 1953 under the pseudonym of William Lee. Penguin Books published a complete edition of the original text under the title Junky in 1977, with an introduction by Allen Ginsberg.

Size: 21 x27.5 cm

Place and date: n.p., n.d. (c.1977)

Condition: Very good, the pages neatly joined together with a single staple to the centre of the upper edge.


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