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Naked Lunch

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I had gone to the library looking for Naked Lunch and they didn't have it. They said all the copies were missing, stolen. They said they could order it for me, maybe. This was a couple of months ago.
I had almost forgotten about it.
Today I was in a book store and I saw a copy of it so I bought it. Not only does it contain the book Naked Lunch, it also has a complete transcript of the obscenity trial in which Allen Ginsberg, Norman Mailer, and others testify, plus some commentary from others, and some commentary from William Burroughs himself. Cool!
So I get home this evening and I have a postcard in my mailbox from the library saying they finally got the book! Too late. They will just have to check it out to someone else now.