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The Junky's Christmas: And Other Yuletide Stories

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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 December 15th 1994 by Serpent's Tail (first published November 1st 1994)
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صان
Feb 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
داستانهای مختصر و کوتاهی بودن ولی گاهن موقعیتهای خوبی داشتن.
مثلن داستان انگشت، که ماجرای قطع کردن انگشتاش به شکل ونگوگوار بود.
یا توصیف آدمای یک کافه توی شهر طنجه که در داستان <<در کافه سنترال>> انجام داده بود و از اون بهتر به شکل خیلی خوبی گزارش و توصیفی توی داستان <<منطقهی بینالمللی>>درباره شهر طنجه نوشته بود و فرم نوشتاریِ خیلی خوبی داشت.
داستانِ کریسمسِ گردی هم خیلی خوب بود و موقعیتاش واقعن عالی بود.

منظور از <<گردی>> فردی بود که معتاد به گرد یا هرویین هست. ا
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Mi Na
Oct 29, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
سالها بعد، لی این داستان را خواهد گفت:«هیچوقت راجع به زمانی که دچار حمله ونگوکی شدم و بند انگشت کوچیکه م رو از بیخ قطع کردم، به تون گفتم؟» اینجا دست چپ اش را بالا میگیرد. «این دختر، میبینی؟ اون تو اتاق بغلی من تو یه پانسیون تو جین استریت زندگی میکنه. تو دهکده. من عاشقشم و اون اونقدر احمقه که من نمیتونم روش تاثیر بذارم. هرشب و هر شب من دراز میکشم اون جا و میشنوم که با یه مردی تو اتاق بغلی رابطه داره. این داغونم میکنه، بدجور... پس من هم واسه جلب توجه انگشتم رو میزنم و تقدیمش میکنم به اون: "یه یادگ ...more
Eric
Dec 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
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
Jan 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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Jan 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-fiction
neat!
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