Queer. William S. BURROUGHS.



London: Picador/Pan Books Ltd., 1985. First UK edition. Black paper covered boards lettered in silver on spine.

An autobiographical narrative of gay life in an American expatriate community in Mexico City during the late 1940s. Though written in the third person, it started as a sequel to "Junk", and Burroughs began writing it in March 1952 while still finishing "Junky". It was rejected by A.A. Wyn in 1952, and the manuscript lay dormant for more than 30 years. In his lengthy introduction, in which among other things he discusses his accidental shooting and killing of Joan Vollmer in September 1951, Burroughs explains that his motivations to write "Queer" were "so as to set the record straight: writing as inoculation."

Pages slightly tanned, o/w Fine in dw.

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