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For more than three decades, while its writer’s world fame increased, Queer remained unpublished because of its forthright depiction of homosexual longings. Set in the corrupt and spectral Mexico City of the forties, Queer is the story of William Lee, a man afflicted with both acute heroin withdrawal and romantic and sexual yearnings for an indifferent user named Eugene Allerton. The narrative is punctuated by Lee’s outrageous “routines”—brilliant comic monologues that foreshadow Naked Lunch—yet the atmosphere is heavy with foreboding.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Queer is a stunner. A neglected work that became legendary in its very absence.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Admirers will find an early exposition of Burroughs’ later themes here, as well as a strain of gallows humor. The work is almost cinematic as it unfolds.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “While Queer may seem tame in comparison to Burroughs’ later work, it is important for the insight it offers about his development as a writer.”

    Library Journal

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