4to. Ed. Milton J. Shapiro. In the "Atrophied Preface" section of "Naked Lunch" Burroughs writes, "You can cut into Naked Lunch at any intersection point... I have written many prefaces" (Grove Press, p.224), and "The Word" would seem to be an example of this. The text is preceded by former Chicago Review editor John Fles's piece, "Uncle Bill Burroughs' Guided Tour: Naked Lunch" (1pp.). Also: Billie Holiday; Charlie Parker; Tuli Kupferberg; Bob Kaufman; David McReynolds on "The Search for Sex in Hipdom's High Society"; Jonas Mekas (4pp.); jazz reviews by Harlan Ellison; more. Very Good plus.