The Naked Lunch

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Artist: William Burroughs

Year: 1950’s-60’s

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Region: North America

Subject: Explicit Sexuality

Medium: Literature

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Description of Artwork: "William Burroughs' visionary tale of drugs and paranoia was hugely controversial in the late 1950s, and eventually became the subject of one of the landmark obscenity trials in US history. Today. the novel is as divisive as ever, although there are perhaps fewer readers over 21 who would acclaim it as great art."

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Entry by Ultraviolet Archive