Miles, Barry 1943-
Most widely held works about Barry Miles
Most widely held works by Barry Miles
Paul McCartney : many years from now by Barry Miles ( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,529 libraries worldwide
During the past year Paul McCartney has been in the public's eye more than at any time since the peak of Beatlemania over thirty years ago. His fans have been treated to the best-selling Flaming Pie and Standing Stone albums, a full hour of Paul on "Oprah," and this thoughtful and comprehensive biography that brings us closer to the man than ever before. Based on hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews over a period of five years, and with complete access to Paul's own archives, Barry Miles has succeeded in letting Paul tell the story of his life as a Beatle in his own words. It includes Paul's recollection of the genesis of every song that he wrote with John Lennon and the fascinating details about their remarkable collaboration.
Naked lunch by William S Burroughs ( Book )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,400 libraries worldwide
Bill Lee, an addict and hustler, travels to Mexico and then Tangier in order to find easy access to drugs, and ends up in the Interzone, a bizarre fantasy world, in a commemorative edition that features restored text, archival material, Burroughs's own later introduction to the book, and his essay on psychoactive drugs.
Ginsberg : a biography by Barry Miles ( Book )
21 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 1,359 libraries worldwide
Hippie by Barry Miles ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,281 libraries worldwide
An illustrated celebration of the 1960s counterculture captures the political fervor, historical events, slogans, sayings, fashions, styles, music, artwork, and other characteristics and personalities that defined the era from 1965 to 1971.
Jack Kerouac, king of the Beats : a portrait by Barry Miles ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,187 libraries worldwide
Paints an unflattering portrait of Kerouac but is particularly good at exploring Kerouac's complex relationships with other Beat writers and illuminating the cultural and historical contexts surrounding the Beat movement.
Howl : original draft facsimile, transcript & variant versions, fully annotated by author, with contemporaneous correspondence, account of first public reading, legal skirmishes, precursor texts & bibliography by Allen Ginsberg ( Book )
21 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 libraries worldwide
This annotated version of Ginsberg's classic is the poet's own re-creation of the revolutionary work's composition process, along with anecdotes and an intimate look at the poet's writing techniques.
The Beat Hotel : Ginsberg, Burroughs, and Corso in Paris, 1958-1963 by Barry Miles ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
"The Beat Hotel has been closed for nearly forty years. But for a brief period - from just after the publication of Howl in 1957 until the building was sold in 1963 - it was home to Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Brion Gysin, Peter Orlovsky, Harold Norse, and a host of other luminaries of the Beat Generation. Now, Barry Miles - acclaimed author of many books on the Beats and a personal acquaintance of many of them - vividly excavates this remarkable period and restores it to a historical picture that has, until now, been skewed in favor of the two coasts of America." "A cheap rooming house on the bohemian Left Bank, the hotel was inhabited mostly by writers and artists, and its communal atmosphere spurred the Beats to incredible heights of creativity."--BOOK JACKET.
Zappa by Barry Miles ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 830 libraries worldwide
Traces the life of ground-breaking musician Frank Zappa from his Italian American childhood roots to his ultimate success as a composer and rock star.
William Burroughs : el hombre invisible : a portrait by Barry Miles ( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
William S. Burroughs : a bibliography, 1953-73 : unlocking Inspector Lee's word hoard by Joe Maynard ( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 libraries worldwide
Charles Bukowski by Barry Miles ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Czech and held by 355 libraries worldwide
A major new biography on an increasingly important American literary icon.
The greatest album covers of all time by Barry Miles ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of memorable images from album covers, from the 1950s to the early 2000s.
The British invasion : [the music, the times, the era by Barry Miles ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
This richly illustrated and informative volume celebrates the cultural moment when the U.S. welcomed the British music invasion. The huge influx of talent from across the pond included not only the The Beatles, but also The Kinks, The Who, and The Rolling Stones. Photos throughout.
I want to take you higher : the psychedelic era, 1965-1969 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
"Whether you turned on, tuned in, dropped out, or just stood by, you know the psychedelic movement and its music are unforgettable. It is an era that remains a legend to boomers and slackers everywhere. Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Summer of Love with this definitive volume from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum - -an incredible time capsule of a document that ties in with the museum's first major exhibition since its grand opening. Including classic as well as rare, previously unreleased images, lyrics, and paraphernalia from the wildest moments of 1965-1969, and boasting an eye-stopping cover as psychedelic as its subject, this is the spectacular official tribute to all the style, sound, peace, and power of the infamous Summer of Love."--Publisher's description.
Beatles in their own words ( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 271 libraries worldwide
True story of the Beatles extraordinary career told by the Beatles themselves.
William Burroughs : el hombre invisible by Barry Miles ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
William Seward Burroughs. Described by Norman Mailer as "the only living American novelist who may conceivably be possessed of genius," this unique underground visionary has lived up to these words. Burroughs's influence has exploded far beyond the ethereal borders of the literati into the realm of popular culture - he has influenced a remarkable spectrum of adventurous writers, artists, filmmakers and musicians. His celebrated bestseller, Naked Lunch, which sparked a precedent-setting obscenity trial, was hailed by Newsweek as "a masterpiece. A cry from hell, a brutal, terrifying, and savagely funny book that swings between uncontrolled hallucination and fierce, exact satire." And his life, perhaps even more than his work, is the stuff of legend: he became infamous for his open use of heroin, for the bizarre, accidental shooting of his wife and for the explicit sexual nature of his writing. As a result of this legend he has been celebrated by friends and benefactors such as Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Lou Reed. In this unconventional but riveting portrait, Barry Miles explores for the first time Burroughs's true cultural significance. He examines the life that led to the creation of masterpieces such as Junky, The Soft Machine and, of course, the monumental Naked Lunch. He also shows through incisive interpretations of the texts - plus invaluable insights into Burroughs's relationships with friends and fellow artists - how the life informs the work and how the work forms a continual whole that circles Greenwich Village, Paris, New Orleans, Mexico City and beyond. And, finally, how Burroughs has come to be a major influence in our culture today through the work of filmmakers Alex Cox and David Cronenberg, rock bands such as Steely Dan and Soft Machine and writers such as J. G. Ballard and William Gibson. For the Naked Lunch is far from over. . .
Peace : 50 years of protest by Barry Miles ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
The peace sign is probably the most commonly used symbol of protest in the world. Instantly recognizable as the universal sign for peace, in 2008 it turned 50 years old. With accounts from around the world, this book tells the story of the enduring power of the line drawing that began life as the official sign for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). Tracing the roots of Gerald Holtom's design, it details the many ways the peace sign has been put to use, including politics, fashion, pop, film and marketing.
John Lennon in his own words by John Lennon ( Book )
6 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 209 libraries worldwide
London calling : a countercultural history of London since 1945 by Barry Miles ( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
The Beatles a diary : an intimate day by day history by Barry Miles ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
A detailed chronology of gigs, venues, quotes, and memorable dates relating to The Beatles.
Alienation (Social psychology) American literature Americans Authors, American Authors, American--Homes and haunts Beat generation Beatles Bibliography Biography British Bukowski, Charles Burroughs, William S.,--1914-1997 Corso, Gregory Counterculture Criticism, interpretation, etc. Drug abuse Drug addicts Drug withdrawal symptoms England Facsimiles Fiction France--Paris Friendship Ginsberg, Allen,--1926-1997 Great Britain Hippies History Homes Howl (Ginsberg, Allen) Intellectual life Kerouac, Jack,--1922-1969 Manuscripts McCartney, Paul Miles, Barry,--1943- Nineteen sixties Novelists, American Pictorial works Poets, American Psychological fiction Recovering addicts Relations (Canon law) Rock groups Rock music Rock musicians Satire Sound recordings--Album covers Subculture Technique United States Zappa, Frank
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