Naked Lunch

1959 novel by William S. Burroughs

Naked Lunch (sometimes referred to as The Naked Lunch) is a novel by William S. Burroughs originally published in 1959. This is the third novel written by the Beat Generation writer, although only his second to be published.

Naked Lunch
AuthorWilliam S. Burroughs
PublisherOlympia Press (Europe)
Grove Press (US)
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardcover & Paperback)
ISBN978-3-548-02843-9 (reprint)

The book was originally published with the title The Naked Lunch in Paris in 1959 by Olympia Press. An American edition by Grove Press followed soon after in 1962. The American edition was titled Naked Lunch and was different from the Olympia Press edition.

Time magazine included the novel in its "TIME" 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005".[1]