Barry Miles

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Po mnoha letech Paul McCartney


Kniha vzpomínek P. McCartneyho (vyd. r. 1997) přináší dosud nezveřejněné skutečnosti ze soukromí nejslavnější rockové skupiny všech dob. V pamětech, založených na stovkách hodin rozhovorů s blízkým přítelem hudebníků, publicistou Barry Milesem, McCartney nejen vzpomíná na důležité i epizodní události od liverpoolského dětství přes hamburské dospívání až po hořký rozpad skupiny, ale především detailně popisuje svoji spolupráci s J. Lennonem.
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Pink Floyd 1964-1974


Pink Floyd se stali jednou z nejznámějších a nejvlivnějších hudebních skupin celého 20. století. Barry Miles v této knize nabízí jejich skutečný příběh, od začátku v Cambridge až do doby, kdy na londýnské hudební scéně dosáhli postavení kultovní kapely. Autor je na slovo vzatý odborník, neboť první článěk v tisku uveřejnil již roku 1966, kdy se kapela ještě jmenovala Pink Floyd Sound. Jednotlivé členy osobně znal a aktivně se podílel na jejich živých vysoupeních, takže mohl být svědkem rychlého vzestupu i pádu Syda Barretta.
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Beatles 1960 - 1970 Den po dni


Legendární anglická skupina The Beatles existovala oficiálně zhruba deset let. Touto slavnou dekádou byly pro Beatles 60. léta – tehdy se její členové proměnily ve skutečné legendy a ztělesnění doby. Za touto nálepkou se však skrýval jejich každodenní život, drobné příběhy s radostnými i chmurnými událostmi, který se od této nálepky podstatně lišil a který jejich fanoušci neznali a dosud neznají. Autor popisuje den po dni osudy jednotlivých členů a odhaluje tak nejedno překvapení z jejich soukromých životů.
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Charles Bukowski


Americký životopisec B. Miles představuje ve svém portrétu legendární postavu americké literatury Charlese Bukowskiho. Miles se s celou řadou aktérů beatnické generace osobně znal (např. s W. Burroughsem či A. Ginsbergem) a s Bukowskim vedl mnoho rozhovorů stejně jako s dalšími osobami, které slavného autora obklopovali. – Americký básník a prozaik Ch. Bukowski (1920–1994) se narodil v Německu, o tři roky později se celá rodina přestěhovala do Los Angeles, kde absolvoval střední školu a krátce studoval žurnalistiku. Deset let cestoval po Americe, vykonával řadu příležitostných zaměstnání a pobýval v laciných hotelech. Soustavné pití vedlo k vážným zdravotním potížím, krvácení vředů – následná rekonvalescence znamenala impuls pro nové tvůrčí období, kdy začal psát verše. Později pracoval jako poštovní úředník a teprve v roce 1969 začal soustavně psát, zanedlouho pak napsal svůj nejvýznamnější román Poštovní úřad. Bukowski je autorem několika tisícovek básní, stovky povídek a šesti r
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Charles Bukowski


'Fear makes me a writer, fear and a lack of confidence'. Charles Bukowski chronicled the seedy underside of the city in which he spent most of his life, Los Angeles. His heroes were the panhandlers and hustlers, the drunks and the hookers, his beat the racetracks and strip joints and his inspiration a series of dead-end jobs in warehouses, offices and factories. It was in the evenings that he would put on a classical record, open a beer and begin to type...Brought up by a violent father, Bukowski suffered childhood beatings before developing horrific acne and withdrawing into a moody adolescence.Much of his young life epitomised the style of the Beat generation - riding Greyhound buses, bumming around and drinking himself into a stupor. During his lifetime he published more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including the novels "Post Office", "Factotum", "Women and Pulp". His novels sold millions of copies worldwide in dozens of languages. In this definitive biography Barry Miles, celebrated author of "Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats", turns his attention to the exploits of this hard-drinking, belligerent wild man of literature.
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London Calling


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 u p 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 legen dary 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.
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Hippie


Between the years 1965 and 1971 something happened to make the world on one side of that divide all but unrecognisable to the world on the other side. For better or for worse (it very much depends on whom you ask), those seven years revolutionised western-and eventually global-culture as utterly as any of the great turning points in our history. What happened were the hippies. Long hair, grass and LSD, free love, rock music and the other great festivals from Monterey to Woodstock, antiwar protests and political activism, communes and macrobiotics, spiritual seeking in Eastern religions and personal transformation in therapies and practices from est to gestalt, the first stirrings of the modern environmental and feminist movements: the hippies were defined by virtually everything so-called straight society was not. Hippie is a sensory delight and a mind-expanding trip for those who came of age before and after the hippie years and wonder what that time was really like, and especially for those who were part of the scene themselves and would like to know how their particular experience fits in with everything that the hippies meant and presaged.
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William Burroughs: A life


It has been 50 years since Norman Mailer asserted, 'I think that William Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius.' This assessment holds true today. No-one since then has taken such risks in their writing, developed such individual radical political ideas, or spanned such a wide range of media - Burroughs has written novels, memoirs, technical manuals and poetry, he has painted, made collages, taken thousands of photographs, made visual scrapbooks, produced hundreds of hours of experimental tapes, acted in movies and recorded more CDs than most rock groups. Made a cult figure by the publication of NAKED LUNCH, Burroughs was a mentor to the 1960s youth culture. Underground papers referred to him as 'Uncle Bill' and he ranked alongside Bob Dylan and the Beatles, Buckminster Fuller and R.D. Laing as one of the 'gurus' of the youth movement who might just have the secret of the universe. Based upon extensive research, this biography paints a new portrait of Burroughs, making him real to the reader and showing how he was perceived by his contemporaries in all his guises - from icily distant to voluble drunk. It shows how his writing was very much influenced by his life situation and by the people he met on his travels around America and Europe. He was, beneath it all, a man torn by emotions: his guilt at not visiting his doting mother; his despair at not responding to reconciliation attempts from his father; his distance from his brother; the huge void that separated him from his son; and above all his killing of his wife, Joan Vollmer.
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William S. Burroughs: A Life


Authoritative biography of cult writer and author of NAKED LUNCH, William Burroughs (1914-1997).It has been 50 years since Norman Mailer asserted, 'I think that William Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius.' This assessment holds true today. No-one since then has taken such risks in their writing, developed such individual radical political ideas, or spanned such a wide range of media - Burroughs has written novels, memoirs, technical manuals and poetry, he has painted, made collages, taken thousands of photographs, made visual scrapbooks, produced hundreds of hours of experimental tapes, acted in movies and recorded more CDs than most rock groups.Made a cult figure by the publication of NAKED LUNCH, Burroughs was a mentor to the 1960s youth culture. Underground papers referred to him as 'Uncle Bill' and he ranked alongside Bob Dylan and the Beatles, Buckminster Fuller and R.D. Laing as one of the 'gurus' of the youth movement who might just have the secret of the universe.Based upon extensive research, this biography paints a new portrait of Burroughs, making him real to the reader and showing how he was perceived by his contemporaries in all his guises - from icily distant to voluble drunk. It shows how his writing was very much influenced by his life situation and by the people he met on his travels around America and Europe. He was, beneath it all, a man torn by emotions: his guilt at not visiting his doting mother; his despair at not responding to reconciliation attempts from his father; his distance from his brother; the huge void that separated him from his son; and above all his killing of his wife, Joan Vollmer.
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Lacná kniha Charles Bukowski (-50%)


Americký životopisec B. Miles představuje ve svém portrétu legendární postavu americké literatury Charlese Bukowskiho. Miles se s celou řadou aktérů beatnické generace osobně znal (např. s W. Burroughsem či A. Ginsbergem) a s Bukowskim vedl mnoho rozhovorů stejně jako s dalšími osobami, které slavného autora obklopovali. – Americký básník a prozaik Ch. Bukowski (1920–1994) se narodil v Německu, o tři roky později se celá rodina přestěhovala do Los Angeles, kde absolvoval střední školu a krátce studoval žurnalistiku. Deset let cestoval po Americe, vykonával řadu příležitostných zaměstnání a pobýval v laciných hotelech. Soustavné pití vedlo k vážným zdravotním potížím, krvácení vředů – následná rekonvalescence znamenala impuls pro nové tvůrčí období, kdy začal psát verše. Později pracoval jako poštovní úředník a teprve v roce 1969 začal soustavně psát, zanedlouho pak napsal svůj nejvýznamnější román Poštovní úřad. Bukowski je autorem několika tisícovek básní, stovky povídek a šesti r
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