Book Description

First UK. Bright, unclipped jacket has minor edge wear top and bottom and a small mark to spine cover. Grey cloth with gilt titles to spine: entirely clean and unbumped. Book is entirely clean throughout, square and with A1 binding.
Dealer Notes
The English market seems to have been cautious about putting Burroughs’s early work into print but Calder issued a reworking of the first three novels (Naked Lunch, The Soft Machine and The Ticket that Exploded) under the title Dead Fingers Talk in 1963. The book caused considerable debate as to whether it was really a new work but, thus combined, a variant narrative emerges. The lack of evident new material caused controversy upon its release although, in the restored edition of 2020, this early experimental mash-up is praised by editor Oliver Harris.
One of the rarer novels then, it was out of print for almost fifty years before a 2020 restored edition.
Author William Burroughs
Date 1963
Binding Hardback
Publisher London: John Calder in association with Olympia Press
Condition Fine
Pages 215

Price: £150.00

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