Junky by William S. Burroughs audiobook

Junky

By William S. Burroughs
Read by T. Ryder Smith

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7.12 Hours 1
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A shocking exposé of the desperate subculture surrounding addiction, William S. Burroughs’ cult classic Junky is now available for the first time on unabridged audio. Burroughs’ first novel, a largely autobiographical account of the constant cycle of drug dependency, cures, and relapses, remains the most unflinching, unsentimental account of addiction ever written. Through time spent kicking and time spent dealing, through junk sickness and a sanatorium, Junky is a field report from the American postwar drug underground. It has influenced generations of writers with its raw, sparse, and unapologetic tone.

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A shocking exposé of the desperate subculture surrounding addiction, William S. Burroughs’ cult classic Junky is now available for the first time on unabridged audio.

Burroughs’ first novel, a largely autobiographical account of the constant cycle of drug dependency, cures, and relapses, remains the most unflinching, unsentimental account of addiction ever written. Through time spent kicking and time spent dealing, through junk sickness and a sanatorium, Junky is a field report from the American postwar drug underground. It has influenced generations of writers with its raw, sparse, and unapologetic tone.

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Author Bio: William S. Burroughs

Author Bio: William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs (1914–1997) was an American author, painter, and spoken-word performer who has had a wide-ranging influence on American culture. Jack Kerouac called him the “greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift.” Norman Mailer declared him “the only American writer who may be conceivably possessed by genius.” A postmodernist and a key figure of the beat generation, he focused his art on a relentless subversion of the moral, political, and economic conventions of modern American society, as reflected in his often darkly humorous and sardonic satire. He wrote eighteen novels and novellas, six short-story collections, and four collections of essays. No fewer than five books of his interviews and correspondence have been published. He also collaborated on projects and recordings with numerous performers and musicians and made many appearances in films. He was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1983 and in the following year was appointed to the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English