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The Junky's Christmas: And Other Yuletide Stories

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Christmas is a time of good cheer and celebration--that's the official version. A Junky's Christmas shows that there are other stories to be told. This feisty, ironic celebration includes works by Omar Sattau, A.L. Kennedy, William Trevor, Anne Macleod, William S. Burroughs, Francis King, and many others.
Paperback, 180 pages
Published November 1st 1994 by Serpent's Tail
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Eric
This four-star review is only for the short story The Junky's Christmas, which I didn't read, but listened to William S. Burroughs narrate himself in a short film of the same name. You can watch the film, which is done in claymation and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, here.
Hakim
This review is only for the short story The Junky's Christmas.
While this is not one of Burroughs' best efforts, it still is a very moving piece that is somewhat similar to the excellent The Priest They Call Him.
It is the accessible, straight-forward adventures of a Junkie that is desperately looking for a fix on Christmas day. The characters felt real and authentic and the narrative is achingly beautiful.
I recommend this short story to anyone seeking a good introduction to the brilliant author
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William Seward Burroughs II, (also known by his pen name William Lee; February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be "one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century ...more
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