BURROUGHS, William S. as "William Lee"
Junkie. Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict
NY, Ace, (1953). Burroughs' pseudonymous first book, a paperback original bound back-to-back with Maurice Helbrant's Narcotic Agent. Inscribed by Burroughs in 1995: "For Charles Chambers [in pencil, and then in ink:]/ All best, William S Burroughs/ June 9, 1995." Junkie was a straightforward narrative of Burroughs' experiences with drugs; the publisher chose to release it couched in an anti-drug context, as a first person example of the horrors of drug use, and bound with a narcotic agent's memoir. Age-toning to pages, mild rubbing to the joints; near fine in wrappers. In a custom clamshell case. Maynard & Miles A1. The beginning of one of the most influential literary careers of the second half of the 20th century. [#034823] $3,000
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