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Barry Miles

Biography

Barry Miles

Barry Miles is the author of many seminal books on popular culture, including the authorized biography of Paul McCartney, PAUL McCARTNEY: Many Years from Now; GINSBERG: A Biography; WILLIAM BURROUGHS: El Hombre Invisible; JACK KEROUAC: King of the Beats; and THE BEAT HOTEL: Ginsberg, Burroughs, and Corso in Paris, 1957-1963. He lives in London.

Barry Miles

Books by Barry Miles

by Barry Miles - Biography, Nonfiction

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. In CALL ME BURROUGHS, 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.