Bad Habits

February 3, 2014 | 2 books mentioned

There are many things you could call William S. Burroughs, who was born a hundred years ago this month, but Will Self prefers to call him “the original junkie,” a title which reflects the author’s hedonistic background and the strangeness of books like Naked Lunch. Self takes a close look at Burroughs’s novel-cum-memoir, Junkyin The Guardian.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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