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Miles, Barry 1943-

Works: 196 works in 606 publications in 4 languages and 18,343 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Manuscripts  Bibliography  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Interviewer, Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Creator, Collaborator
Classifications: PS3552.U75, B
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Paul McCartney : many years from now by Barry Miles ( Book )
20 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,658 WorldCat member 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 : the restored text by William S Burroughs ( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,456 WorldCat member 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 )
32 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hippie by Barry Miles ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,331 WorldCat member 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 )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member 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 )
30 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member 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
William Burroughs : el hombre invisible : a portrait by Barry Miles ( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member 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
Zappa by Barry Miles ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and German and held by 854 WorldCat member 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
The Beat Hotel : Ginsberg, Burroughs, and Corso in Paris, 1958-1963 by Barry Miles ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member 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
William S. Burroughs : a bibliography, 1953-73 : unlocking Inspector Lee's word hoard by Joe Maynard ( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Bukowski by Barry Miles ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Czech and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A major new biography on an increasingly important American literary icon
The greatest album covers of all time by Barry Miles ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of memorable images from album covers, from the 1950s to the early 2000s
Call me Burroughs : a life by Barry Miles ( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Fifty years ago, Norman Mailer asserted, "William Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius." Few since have taken such literary risks, developed such individual political or spiritual ideas, or spanned such a wide range of media. Burroughs wrote novels, memoirs, technical manuals, and poetry. He painted, made collages, took thousands of photographs, produced hundreds of hours of experimental recordings, acted in movies, and recorded more CDs than most rock bands. Burroughs was the original cult figure of the Beat Movement, and with the publication of his novel Naked Lunch, which was originally banned for obscenity, he became a guru to the 60s youth counterculture. In CALL ME BURROUGHS, biographer and Beat historian Barry Miles presents the first full-length biography of Burroughs to be published in a quarter century-and the first one to chronicle the last decade of Burroughs's life and examine his long-term cultural legacy. Written with the full support of the Burroughs estate and drawing from countless interviews with figures like Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, and Burroughs himself, CALL ME BURROUGHS is a rigorously researched biography that finally gets to the heart of its notoriously mercurial subject. "--
The British invasion : [the music, the times, the era] by Barry Miles ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member 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 330 WorldCat member 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 by David Bennahum ( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
True story of the Beatles extraordinary career told by the Beatles themselves
Naked lunch the restored text by William S Burroughs ( )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unnerving tale of a narcotics addict unmoored in New York, Tangiers, and ultimately a nightmarish wasteland known as Interzone, its formal innovation, formerly taboo subject matter, and tour de force execution have exerted their influence on the work of authors like Thomas Pynchon, J.G. Ballard, and William Gibson; on the relationship of art and obscenity; and on the shape of music, film, and media generally. This restored text includes many editorial corrections to errors present in previous editions, and incorporates Burroughs' notes on the text, and several essays he wrote over the years about the book
London calling : a countercultural history of London since 1945 by Barry Miles ( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
London has long been a magnet for aspiring artists and writers, musicians and fashion designers seeking inspiration and success. In London Calling, Barry Miles explores the counter-culture - creative, avant garde, permissive, anarchic - that sprang up in this great city in the decades following the Second World War. Here are the heady post-war days when suddenly everything seemed possible, the jazz bars and clubs of the fifties, the teddy boys and the Angry Young Men, Francis Bacon and the legendary Colony Club, the 1960s and the Summer of Love, the rise of punk and the early days of the YBAs. The vitality and excitement of this time and years of change - and the sheer creative energy in the throbbing heart of London - leap off the pages of this evocative and original book
Peace : 50 years of protest by Barry Miles ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member 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 )
16 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Charlesworth, Miles, 1943-
Miles, 1943-
Miles, Charlesworth 1943-
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English (237)
German (6)
Spanish (2)
Czech (1)