Naked Lunch: The Restored Text (Anglais) Broché – 15 avril 2010
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The book itself is not written using a traditional 'narrative.' Instead of having a beginning, middle and end, it's written with a non-linear style-- meaning you can pick it up at any time, turn to any page and read any sentence on any page that you want, in almost any order. Theoretically, if you were so inclined, you could read the book in reverse-- the last sentence first until you finish with the first sentence. In this respect the book is a true work of art. But like I said, it's not for everybody-- and you'll either get it or you won't get it-- and that's okay.
In a sense, the book is like visiting a modern art museum and seeing an abstract painting or sculpture-- it might mean something different to you than the person standing next to you-- or it might not mean anything at all. That aside, Burroughs has been said to have said that the book's title, "Naked Lunch" means exactly what it says: A frozen moment when you see exactly what's on the end of your fork-- or, in layman's terms, when you see something as it truly is. The book also makes several heavily politically charged statements, most notably being against the death penalty.
Many people will ask what the "plot" of "Naked Lunch" is. That's a little hard to explain, seeing the book is written in such a style that it can be read in any order the reader desires. But, I'll give describing the plot a shot: A heroin addict in a dystopian alternate 1950s New York City is on the run from forces he can't quite describe-- whether or not they're "real," he seems to feel there is a very real threat. His paranoia takes him on a journey across the sea to a town in Morocco and eventually to the extremely dystopian city of Interzone and the barren wastelands of Annexia. Along the way, he meets a variety of colorful characters, including the mad doctor Dr. Benway who performs horrendous and abominable experiments on people which transforms their flesh in pure 'bodily horror' style. The main character, Lee, also encounters the "Mugwumps," strange creatures who are omnisexual in nature. If read from start to finish with the right kind of eyes and imagination, "Naked Lunch" is a tale of sex, drugs, murder and mystery set in a nightmarish sci-fi dystopian world that only American writer William Burroughs would ever describe.
If you're confused by the book the first time you read it, don't worry-- you're not alone. I was confused the first time, too. In fact, it's probably best NOT to read "Naked Lunch" first if you're going to get into the works of Burroughs. Start with "Junky" or "Queer," or even "The Wild Boys" (if you're feeling brave) because those have comprehensible narratives with a definite beginning, middle and end (maybe not 'The Wild Boys' entirely, but still more than 'Naked Lunch'). All in all, if you're a fan of 1950s beatnik literature, Golden Age science fiction or just looking for something completely out of the ordinary, pick up a copy of "Naked Lunch" by William S. Burroughs.
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It is incorrect to describe it as a "novel"; instead it is a collection of short vignettes bound together by recurrent characters, themes, and motifs. Many reviewers who have given it one star complain about its obvious lack of plot, but such is your life on The Junk: you drift day to day, fix to fix, with no real direction.
Naked Lunch is a powerful anti-drug novel, but more-so it is about ALL addictions. Sex, food, greed; any all-consuming passion is worked in and exposed with vivid horror. There is a lot of subtle social commentary lurking beneath the surreal imagery, though it often takes several readings to find it.
Many people view this book as pointless and grotesque, while others (such as myself) see it as a sly, sardonic comedy. If you think the movie "Clockwork Orange" is *funny* then you will LOVE this book.