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Barry  Miles

Barry Miles

·3.55·70,750 Ratings
“ Ego says, "Once everything falls into place, I'll feel peace." Spirit says "Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place." ” ― Marianne Williamson
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  • The Beat Hotel: Ginsberg, Burroughs and Corso in Paris, 1957-1963

    2001·
    ·3.97·406 Ratings
    The Beat Hotel is a delightful chronicle of a remarkable moment in American literary history. From the Howl obscenity trial to the invention of the cut-up technique, Barry Miles's extraordinary narrative chronicles the feast of ideas that was Paris, where
  • Howl: Original Draft Facsimile

    1995··German
    ·4.21·1,355 Ratings
  • Zappa: A Biography

    2005·
    ·3.78·709 Ratings
  • Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats

    1999·
    ·3.9·373 Ratings
    More than forty years after the publication of On the Road, Jack Kerouac is more widely read and revered by a new generation than ever before. Why this is so is the subject of Barry Miles's fresh and revealing portrait of the writer who is the acknowledge
  • Charles Bukowski

    2005·
    ·4.04·566 Ratings
    Fear makes me a writer, fear and a lack of confidence. A major new biography on an increasingly important American literary icon, by the most acclaimed writer on the Beat Generation, Barry Miles. Miles knew all the key players in the Beat era, including W
  • Hippie

    2005·
    ·4.13·941 Ratings
    Let your freak flag fly!Climb on the psychedelic bus with the Merry Pranksters and take the Acid Test….Groove on the streets of Haight-Ashbury during the Summer of Love….Get experienced with Hendrix at Monterey and commune with the mud and 400,000 fre
  • Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now

    1997·
    ·4.12·2,951 Ratings
    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
  • William Burroughs: El Hombre Invisible

    2010·
    ·3.93·357 Ratings
    Iconoclast; visionary; homosexual crusader; drug advocate; teacher and elder statesman to the Beats: William Burroughs remains one of the most complex and controversial American writers of the twentieth century.After killing his wife in a bizarre shooting
  • Allen Ginsberg: A Biography

    2002·
    ·4.21·326 Ratings
    Allen Ginsberg occupies a significant, enduring position in American literature. Following his death in '97, Barry Miles has drawn on both his long friendship with the poet & on Ginsberg's journals & correspondence to produce an immensely readable
  • Call Me Burroughs: A Life

    2014·
    ·4.18·277 Ratings
    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 spanne
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