Chicago Review, Volume 12, Number 1, Spring 1958

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Burroughs contributes “Excerpt: Naked Lunch”, pp. 25-30. Among the earliest appearances of William S. Burroughs, with an excerpt from the novel that would be published the following year by The Olympia Press, Paris.

Published in Chicago, IL. by Chicago Review in Spring of 1958.

This copy formerly in the collection of Darin Scope (UK).

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