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  • The adult industry has been a long time proponent of our right to Free Speech, and from the days of Bill Burroughs and his Naked Lunch, to the more recent battle over required condom use, Americans have been trying to define what is pornographically acceptable for years.

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  • Naked Lunch occupies a corner of Enrico's Restaurant, which is closed during the day.

    Naked Lunch

  • In a San Francisco neighborhood that has a restaurant scene known for heaps of spaghetti, North Beach's Naked Lunch has gained a midday following with menu items like a sandwich with foie gras and duck prosciutto ($16) and roasted baby Chioggia beet salad ($6).

    Naked Lunch

  • While Burroughs was writing his St. Louis article, the case of Naked Lunch finally came to trial in Boston.

    The Typewriter Is Holy

  • The conference generated a lot of positive publicity about Burroughs and his work, and Grove Press rushed even more copies of Naked Lunch into print as a result.

    The Typewriter Is Holy

  • This is the very same tactic that literary critics have used since the first reviews of On the Road, Naked Lunch, and Howl appeared in the 1950s.

    The Typewriter Is Holy

  • All that began to change as the case against Naked Lunch worked its way through the judicial system with all the attendant press coverage.

    The Typewriter Is Holy

  • He later wrote, among other books, Junkie, and Naked Lunch.

    Bust a Cap

  • Here was a man who chronicled the lives of addicts, decidedly long before it was “chic” to do so; who wrote the seminal book Queer while disavowing any sense of gay identity; who drunkenly killed his wife with a pistol during a game of William Tell; and whose Naked Lunch provoked the last major case of literary censorship in the United States.

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  • Beautifully horrible, grippingly repellent…Chinatown meets Naked Lunch with a sprinkling of Tetsuo II: The Bodyhammer.

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