Call Me Burroughs - A Life-logo

Call Me Burroughs - A Life

Barry Miles

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Malcolm Hillgartner

Length:

29h 33m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

17:39


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

32:05


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

36:25


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

24:36


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

29:17


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

23:50


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

33:40


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

41:37


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

20:12


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

33:01


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

18:59


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

39:04


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

50:14


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

26:16


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

31:07


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

27:25


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

12:12


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

01:05:18


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

36:22


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

22:36


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

41:32


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

25:18


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

27:45


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

25:11


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

47:15


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

42:20


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

33:08


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

12:37


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

42:08


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

25:16


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

29:52


Part 5, Chapter 31
Part 5, Chapter 31

35:02


Part 5, Chapter 32
Part 5, Chapter 32

16:49


Part 6, Chapter 33
Part 6, Chapter 33

43:21


Part 6, Chapter 34
Part 6, Chapter 34

23:35


Part 6, Chapter 35
Part 6, Chapter 35

28:29


Part 6, Chapter 36
Part 6, Chapter 36

32:51


Part 6, Chapter 37
Part 6, Chapter 37

48:19


Part 7, Chapter 38
Part 7, Chapter 38

28:33


Part 7, Chapter 39
Part 7, Chapter 39

28:57


Part 7, Chapter 40
Part 7, Chapter 40

29:19


Part 7, Chapter 41
Part 7, Chapter 41

29:11


Part 7, Chapter 42
Part 7, Chapter 42

29:41


Part 7, Chapter 43
Part 7, Chapter 43

35:52


Part 7, Chapter 44
Part 7, Chapter 44

25:27


Part 8, Chapter 45
Part 8, Chapter 45

40:16


Part 8, Chapter 46
Part 8, Chapter 46

16:03


Part 8, Chapter 47
Part 8, Chapter 47

49:59


Part 8, Chapter 48
Part 8, Chapter 48

38:24


Part 9, Chapter 49
Part 9, Chapter 49

33:55


Part 9, Chapter 50
Part 9, Chapter 50

59:23


Part 9, Chapter 51
Part 9, Chapter 51

41:31


Part 9, Chapter 52
Part 9, Chapter 52

01:03:11


Part 9, Chapter 53
Part 9, Chapter 53

21:17