This distinction is slight, yet remarkable, since it has meant that Burroughs has been excluded from the gay canon and from the scope of queer theory. Absolutely fantastic!! For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. This distinction is slight, yet remarkable, since it has meant that Burroughs has been excluded from the gay canon and from the scope of queer theory. Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2001. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd I was greatly disappointed by it. Although the title may turn some people off, the book is as tasteful and literary as anything Burroughs has written, as far as I know. By contrast, Russell hopes to "chart the progression of the novels' gay thematics, in particular the ways in which they respond to the gay movements that intersect their forty years, and the means by which they attempt to imagine a radical gay identity that builds upon the social gains made by the gay civil liberties movement." There was a problem loading your book clubs. The prose is engaging, supple, fluid, readable, and clear. Perfect for Adam Silvera fans. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. When you realize it you cannot complain.”, Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2015. The drug use and misogyny in Burroughs's novels has received far more attention than the homosexuality of his male alter ego, William Lee, and even gay critics appear to have washed their hands of Burroughs, with his troubling taste for handguns and the outlandishness of his vision.

In a letter to Allen Ginsberg, Burroughs made a crucial distinction between "us strong, manly, noble types and the leaping, jumping, window dressing c[---] sucker.

Its not the greatest book I have ever read, but it would probably rank among the greatest books he ever wrote. By clicking Sign Up, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

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(gross), ebooks can be used on all reading devices. He explores how the novels of Burroughs can be seen as a sustained attempt to offer a very personal rethinking of gay subjectivity and as an attempt to overturn stereotypes of gay men as effeminate. Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices. William S. Burroughs is consistently thought of as a novelist who is gay, rather than a gay novelist. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Of course Naked Lunch is about power and sex, of course the Wild Boys want to create a world without women.

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Having read William Burroughs' Junky which I thought was a marvellous piece of modern literature, I was thoroughly looking forward to reading Queer on my holiday this summer.