planet news wrote:
ONLY THREE copies of Naked Lunch
No, I have another. It's the Harper Perennial paperback copy of the Restored Text. It's just lent out to a friend. That was my first copy, and it's all beat up.
The one on the left is the original Grove edition, the first version to be published in America. An English teacher got it for me as a gift, because of a not-so-obvious infatuation. The middle one is the first edition of the Restored text, which was a bitch to find in hardcover. The one on the right is the recent fiftieth anniversary edition, which I just got because it looked nice. Now, if I can just get the original Olympia press edition from France, my collection will be complete. (Look closely at the rest of that row. With the exception of the four books piled on top, it's all Burroughs.)
liquidus118 wrote:Mogworld? I didn't know you were a Yahtzee fan, too. What did you think of his book?
Still haven't read it. Most of that pile is unread.
"Now, from Nature we obtain abundant information about ourselves, and precious little about others. About the woman you clasp in your arms, can you say with certainty that she does not feign pleasure? About the woman you mistreat, are you quite sure that from abuse she does not derive some obscure and lascivious satisfaction? Let us confine ourselves to simple evidence: through thoughtfulness, gentleness, concern for the feelings of others we saddle our own pleasure with restrictions, and make this sacrifice to obtain a doubtful result." -The Divine Marquis
"I agree Hans, but we have talked about those anal fisting analogies." -Werner Herzog