The NSFW Files: “Naked Lunch,” by William S. Burroughs

nakedlunchThis week, Karl Wolff returns to the NSFW Files to investigate “Naked Lunch,” by William S. Burroughs, the 1959 sensation that marked a watershed for free expression in literature and included Mugwumps, heroin, and lots and lots of sex.

Video Bonus:Here is Bill Burroughs reading from Naked Lunch (from the album Dead City Radio):

And here is Burroughs reading “Thanksgiving Prayer,” an anti-ode to American evil:

And finally, “Ah Pook is Here,” Burroughs narrates over creepy stop-animation:

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