Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict (1953)is an early publication by William Burroughs, and marks the start of the most prolific period for the Beat Generation movement of writers and artists, which lasted until the early 1960s. Conventional in design but provocative in terms of content, Junkie pushed the limits of acceptability in 1950s America in dealing with the taboo subjects of homosexuality and addiction.
Weidner, Chad. "Junkie". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 June 2015
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