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The Resource Call me Burroughs : a life, Barry Miles

Call me Burroughs : a life, Barry Miles

Label
Call me Burroughs : a life
Title
Call me Burroughs
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Barry Miles
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. "--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Call me Burroughs : a life, Barry Miles
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [637]-691) and index
Contents
An education -- The Beat Generation -- Down Mexico way -- The classic stations of the Earth -- The City of Light -- London town -- Burlington Billy -- The prodigal son returns -- Return to roots
Control code
ocn861554600
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 718 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455511952
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032565
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861554600
Label
Call me Burroughs : a life, Barry Miles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [637]-691) and index
Contents
An education -- The Beat Generation -- Down Mexico way -- The classic stations of the Earth -- The City of Light -- London town -- Burlington Billy -- The prodigal son returns -- Return to roots
Control code
ocn861554600
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 718 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455511952
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032565
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861554600

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