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Here We Go Again: World War II Mobilization Blues in William Burroughs’s Junky

Keith Gandal

in The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338911
eISBN:
9780199867127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338911.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, American, 20th Century Literature

This short Afterword concludes the book with a comparison between the post-World War I novels at issue and Burroughs's post-World War II novel. Burroughs's autobiographical novel seems at first ... More


The Novel Enfleshed: Naked Lunch and the Literature of Materiality

Christopher Breu

in Insistence of the Material: Literature in the Age of Biopolitics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688913
eISBN:
9781452949178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688913.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of William Burroughs’s Naked Lunch. It discusses his articulation of three forms of materiality in the emerging era of globalization and biopolitics: the linguistic, ... More


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David J. Alworth

in Site Reading: Fiction, Art, Social Form

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183343
eISBN:
9781400873807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183343.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the work and life of William S. Burroughs, and proposes that Naked Lunch (1959) constructs something like a nightmare image of Latourian sociality: a collective of human ... More


‘Control and Communication’: The Interview at Mid-Century

Rebecca Roach

in Literature and the Rise of the Interview

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198825418
eISBN:
9780191864094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825418.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the fortunes of the interview in the years after the Second World War. At mid-century the interview was becoming increasingly associated with the surveillance of citizens and ... More


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