The Word Hoard



The Word Hoard was a large body of text (approximately 1000 typewriter pages) produced by author William S. Burroughs between roughly 1954 and 1958.

Material from the word hoard was the basis for Naked Lunch and the Interzone collection, as well as much of The Soft Machine and minor parts of Nova Express and The Ticket That Exploded. Central to the “Word Hoard” was the 200-page “Interzone” manuscript that Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Alan Ansen helped organise and type in Tangier in spring 1957, and which became, with later additions, Naked Lunch in 1959.”

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