I kept the details out of the subject line, because the subject matter is a bit, ahem, well you'll see...

I think the story is actually a story told within the story by a character- but it concerns a man whose anus begins talking. He does it as a party trick for a while, but then a film grows over his mouth and he can't talk, and then eventually his eyes glaze over and his mind is gone.

It's all obviously a metaphor for selling out...it sounds like HE to me, and I've read a lot of HE, so I think he's probably the author, but I can't recall the name of the story. I could be wrong on the authorship, though...

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    I normally enjoy trying to help find these stories, but I'm not googling "talking anus".
    – phantom42
    Oct 30, 2013 at 19:59
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    @phantom42: It's fun! Try it from work and see what happens... ;)
    – djm
    Oct 31, 2013 at 12:36
  • @phantom42 - I know, right? Nov 1, 2013 at 18:01

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I think you're referring to a story in Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs.
You can read about it here


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