They appear gaunt and reptilian-looking, with odd antenna on their heads which can extend and secrete a viscous "jism". In the film, a Mugwump serves as Lee's secondary "handler". Lee first encounters a Mugwump when he retreats to a seedy dive bar shortly after accidentally murdering his wife.
Describe Naked Lunch here. Hoo boy. My God, how do you describe the novel Naked Lunchthe seminal work of beat generation author William S.
It is an adaptation of William S. Burroughs ' novel of the same nameand an international co-production of CanadaBritain and Japan. Naked Lunch has since become a cult film.
The Canadian writer-director has transformed William S. Burroughs' scandalous novel into a squishy, hallucinogenic odyssey, replete with hybrid insect-typewriters; a writhing, squiggly, crustacean-like beast that embodies runaway lust; and emaciated reptilian creatures known as "mugwumps," who represent the addictive pleasures and perils of sex and drugs. Using the character of exterminator William Lee Peter Wellerwho serves as Burroughs' alter-ego in several books and short stories, Cronenberg combines elements from "Naked Lunch" with incidents, characters and themes from Burroughs' life and art. The result: a phantasmagorical allegory about how homosexual junkie beat writer Burroughs himself came to write one of the 20th century's most infamous and influential novels.
Author: William Seward Burroughs was the scion of a prosperous Missouri family, and after graduating from Harvard lived on his parents' money in New York and Chicago. He became friends with, and spiritual godfather to, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac in the s, and soon began a long career of drug addiction. In he finished his first prose work, Junkie eventually published in under the pseudonym William Leeand in shot and killed his wife Joan, apparently by accident at a drunken party while they were living in Mexico City.
There is a type person occasionally seen in these neighbourhoods who has connections with junk, though he is neither a user nor a seller. But when you see him the dowser wand twitches. Junk is close.
Everybody remembers his first time. Nobody talks about William S. Burroughs's " Naked Lunch ," which celebrated its 50th birthday this past November dated from its publication in Paris by Maurice Girodias' infamous Olympia Presswithout indulging in a dreamily solipsistic nostalgia trip.
The Interzone is populated with a great diversity of creatures—mugwumps, insect-typewriters, and shape-shifting people. Hear from Stephan Dupuis, Ronald Sanders, Carol Spier, and Peter Suschitzky about the origins of these unique creations, and the process of capturing their performances. Your browser requires flash to view this content. Download flash.