"Chapter 2 of Naked Lunch" (10pp.), in CHICAGO REVIEW Vol. 12, #3 (Chicago: Autumn 1958).
"Chapter 2 of Naked Lunch" (10pp.), in CHICAGO REVIEW Vol. 12, #3 (Chicago: Autumn 1958).
"Chapter 2 of Naked Lunch" (10pp.), in CHICAGO REVIEW Vol. 12, #3 (Chicago: Autumn 1958).

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"Chapter 2 of Naked Lunch" (10pp.), in CHICAGO REVIEW Vol. 12, #3 (Chicago: Autumn 1958).

Wrps., 88pp. + ads. Ed. Irving Rosenthal.

SIGNED and inscribed by Burroughs at his contribution: "William S Burroughs for Jim". Prints the second chapter of "Naked Lunch", following the editor's request to Allen Ginsberg for more material from Burroughs.

Other contributions include poetry by Philip Whalen (SIGNED at his contribution) and Joel Oppenheimer, and two brief but important letters by Allen Ginsberg to the Poetry Editor, Paul Carroll, part of his campaign on behalf of the Beat movement. In the first, dated December 1957, he writes: "Only one unpublished at all in US so far is William Burroughs who is Equal to Jack K. in prose strength... You would do a great service if you can find a place to introduce Burroughs. Grove is reading him now but things go so slow & I wish he were added to the Pantheon." Jack Mabley, a gossip columnist, attacked the issue in the Chicago Daily News under the headline "Filthy Writing on the Midway", which led the University of Chicago administration and faculty to suppress the following Winter 1959 issue, intended by the editors to include Kerouac, Corso, Edward Dahlberg, and another extract from "Naked Lunch".

Faint coffee stains to front cover, o/w Very Good plus.

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