Penguin Classics: The Finger

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´He felt a sudden deep pity for the finger joint that lay there on the dresser, a few drops of blood gathering around the white bone.´

A deliberately severed finger, a junky´s Christmas miracle and a Tangier con-artist, among others, feature in these hallucinogenic sketches and stories from the infamous Beat legend.

Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York´s underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

About the Author

William S. Burroughs was born in 1914. His first published novel was the largely autobiographical Junky , which remains a classic depiction of the constant cycle of drug dependency, cures and relapses he was victim to for most of his life. In 1951, in a drunken William Tell stunt, he accidentally shot and killed his common-law wife. He is most famous for his use of the ´cut-up´ technique of writing and the novel Naked Lunch.

His other major works included Queer, Exterminator! The ´Nova Trilogy´ (The Soft Machine, Nova Express and The Ticket That Exploded) and the ´Red Night Trilogy´ (Cities of the Red Night, The Place of Dead Roads and The Western Lands). He died in 1997.
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