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Miles and Me

Author : Quincy Troupe
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 222 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2000-03-08
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0520216245

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Miles and Me by Quincy Troupe Pdf

Quincy Troupe's candid account of his friendship with Miles Davis is a revealing portrait of a great musician and an intimate study of a unique relationship. It is also an engrossing chronicle of the author's own development, both artistic and personal. As Davis's collaborator on Miles: The Autobiography,Troupe--one of the major poets to emerge from the 1960s--had exceptional access to the musician. This memoir goes beyond the life portrayed in the autobiography to describe in detail the processes of Davis's spectacular creativity and the joys and difficulties his passionate, contradictory temperament posed to the men's friendship. It shows how Miles Davis, both as a black man and an artist, influenced not only Quincy Troupe but whole generations. Troupe has written that Miles Davis was "irascible, contemptuous, brutally honest, ill-tempered when things didn't go his way, complex, fair-minded, humble, kind and a son-of-a-bitch." The author's love and appreciation for Davis make him a keen, though not uncritical, observer. He captures and conveys the power of the musician's presence, the mesmerizing force of his personality, and the restless energy that lay at the root of his creativity. He also shows Davis's lighter side: cooking, prowling the streets of Manhattan, painting, riding his horse at his Malibu home. Troupe discusses Davis's musical output, situating his albums in the context of the times--both political and musical--out of which they emerged. Miles and Me is an unparalleled look at the act of creation and the forces behind it, at how the innovations of one person can inspire both those he knows and loves and the world at large.

The Last Miles

Author : George Cole
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Page : 570 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2007-07-17
Category : Music
ISBN : 0472032607

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The Last Miles by George Cole Pdf

The story of the final recordings of one of the greatest jazz musicians of the twentieth century

Miles Beyond

Author : Paul Tingen
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Music
ISBN : 0823083608

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Miles Beyond by Paul Tingen Pdf

Presents an in-depth exploration of the musician's controversial electric period and the impact it had on the jazz community, as drawn from firsthand recollections about his artistic and personal life. Reprint.

Hugo & Miles in

Author : Scott Magoon
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page : 52 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 0618646388

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Hugo & Miles in by Scott Magoon Pdf

The dynamic duo of Hugo and Miles travels to Paris in this fun adventure thatlets young readers see the world from a different angle. Full color.

Want Not

Author : Jonathan Miles
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page : 475 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2013-11-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780544114630

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Want Not by Jonathan Miles Pdf

A “shrewd, funny, and sometimes devastating” novel about the things we desire and the things we throw away (Entertainment Weekly). A New York Times Notable Book A highly inventive, corrosively funny story of our times, Want Not exposes three different worlds in various states of disrepair—a young freegan couple living off the grid in New York City; a once-prominent linguist, sacked at midlife by the dissolution of his marriage and his father’s losing battle with Alzheimer’s; and a self-made debt-collecting magnate, whose brute talent for squeezing money out of unlikely places has yielded him a royal existence, trophy wife included. Want and desire propel these characters forward toward something, anything, more, until their worlds collide, briefly, randomly, yet irrevocably, in a shattering ending that will haunt readers long after the last page is turned. “Its pleasures are endless."—Joshua Ferris, author of Then We Came to the End “Terrific…The novel may begin with prickly satire, it may dig deep into America’s disposable lifestyle, but it ultimately pivots to scenes of surprising tenderness…a novel to hoard.”—The Washington Post “Leaps nimbly from topic to topic…from freeganism to conspicuous consumption; from Manhattan's Alphabet City to residential New Jersey to the backwoods of Tennessee; and from neighbors with nothing but geographical location in common to sisters who share nothing but blood….Sitting down with Want Not is like finding yourself opposite the most interesting person at a dinner party. It pulls you in immediately; makes you shake your head in wonder and delight at your new companion's wit, originality, and compelling turns of phrase; and, best of all, surprises you into laughter.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “For readers who relish extravagant language, scathing wit and philosophical heft, Want Not wastes nothing.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

And Miles To Go Before I Sleep

Author : Jocelyne Saucier
Publisher : Coach House Books
Page : 147 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2021-06-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781770566644

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And Miles To Go Before I Sleep by Jocelyne Saucier Pdf

Away From Her meets Strangers on a Train in this follow-up to cult bestseller And the Birds Rained Down After And The Birds Rained Down, a stunning meditation on aging and freedom, Jocelyne Saucier is back with her unique outlook on self-determination in this unsettling story about a woman’s disappearance. Gladys might look old and frail, but she is determined to finish her life on her own terms. And so, one September morning, she leaves Swastika, her home of the past fifty years, and hops on the Northlander train, eager to put thousands of miles of northern Quebec between her and the improbably named village, and leaving behind her perennially tormented daughter, Lisana. Our mysterious narrator, who is documenting these disappearing northern trains, is eager to uncover the truth of Gladys’s voyage, tracking down fellow passengers and train employees for years to learn what happened to Gladys and her daughter, and why.

Miles & Me

Author : Quincy Troupe
Publisher : Seven Stories Press
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2018-10-16
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781609808358

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Miles & Me by Quincy Troupe Pdf

An intimate story of Miles Davis, the man, the musician, and his friendship with the young journalist and poet Quincy Troupe--soon to be a major motion picture. Poet, activist and journalist Quincy Troupe's candid account of his friendship with Miles Davis is a revealing portrait of a great musician and an engrossing chronicle of the author's own artistic and personal growth. Miles and Me describes in intimate detail the sometimes harrowing processes of Davis's spectacular creativity and the joys and travails Davis's passionate and contradictory temperament posed to the two men's friendship. Miles and Me shows how Miles Davis, both as an artist and as a black man, influenced Troupe and whole generations of Americans while forever changing the face of jazz. In 1985, Spin magazine hired Troupe to do an exclusive two-part interview with the by-then legendary jazz artist Davis. The hour-and-a-half scheduled interview stretched to ten hours. After it was published, Davis was so enamored of Troupe and the interview that he finally relented to a major publisher's request that he write his autobiography under the condition that they could get Quincy Troupe to write it. Miles: The Autobiography became an instant bestseller and opened up the entire field of popular music autobiography. Years later, Quincy went back to his notes of his time with Miles that had been so important to them both, and produced this more intimate book, Miles and Me, told from his side of their friendship. Miles and Me takes us from St. Louis, where both men grew up, to New York, where both men lived, to Malibu where Miles also kept a home. Troupe also takes us through the entire catalogue of Davis's recordings. Troupe calls his friend "irascible, contemptuous, brutally honest, ill-tempered when things didn't go his way, complex, fair-minded, humble, kind, and a son-of-a-bitch." The author's love and appreciation infuses Miles and Me with a rare quality of grace, and at the same time, throughout the book, Troupe's observations of his friend are keen, sometimes hilariously funny, and truthful, as he knows Miles would want him to be.

Miles

Author : Miles Davis,Quincy Troupe
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 452 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 1990-09-15
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780671725822

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Miles by Miles Davis,Quincy Troupe Pdf

Miles discusses his life and music from playing trumpet in high school to the new instruments and sounds from the Caribbean.

Miles and Me

Author : Quincy Troupe
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 220 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2000-03-08
Category : Music
ISBN : 0520929063

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Miles and Me by Quincy Troupe Pdf

Quincy Troupe's candid account of his friendship with Miles Davis is a revealing portrait of a great musician and an intimate study of a unique relationship. It is also an engrossing chronicle of the author's own development, both artistic and personal. As Davis's collaborator on Miles: The Autobiography,Troupe--one of the major poets to emerge from the 1960s--had exceptional access to the musician. This memoir goes beyond the life portrayed in the autobiography to describe in detail the processes of Davis's spectacular creativity and the joys and difficulties his passionate, contradictory temperament posed to the men's friendship. It shows how Miles Davis, both as a black man and an artist, influenced not only Quincy Troupe but whole generations. Troupe has written that Miles Davis was "irascible, contemptuous, brutally honest, ill-tempered when things didn't go his way, complex, fair-minded, humble, kind and a son-of-a-bitch." The author's love and appreciation for Davis make him a keen, though not uncritical, observer. He captures and conveys the power of the musician's presence, the mesmerizing force of his personality, and the restless energy that lay at the root of his creativity. He also shows Davis's lighter side: cooking, prowling the streets of Manhattan, painting, riding his horse at his Malibu home. Troupe discusses Davis's musical output, situating his albums in the context of the times--both political and musical--out of which they emerged. Miles and Me is an unparalleled look at the act of creation and the forces behind it, at how the innovations of one person can inspire both those he knows and loves and the world at large.

Serves Me Right

Author : Sarah Miles
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 473 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 1996
Category : Actors
ISBN : 1857998189

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Serves Me Right by Sarah Miles Pdf

In the first volume of her acclaimed autobiography,A RIGHT ROYAL BASTARD,Sarah Miles described a childhood marked by dyslexia and the need to rebel against every institution in sight.While she was at one of them-RADA-she made a list of dreams and to her amazement found them coming true.Not only did she become a film star first time round with TERM OF TRIAL,but she was acting opposite the very manshe'd adored since her childhood memories of WUTHERING HEIGHTS,Laurence Olivier,and during filming in Paris,Sarah finally became Heathcliff's Cathy.The stress of keeping their relationship a secret finally took its toll,until her agent,frustrated because she was becoming a recluse,took her to a party where she met her knight in shining armour,Robert Bolt.

Charlie and Me

Author : Mark Lowery
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2018-08-28
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781499808162

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Charlie and Me by Mark Lowery Pdf

How far would you go to say goodbye? Martin and Charlie are journeying 421 miles across England to find out, but are they prepared for what they find when they get there? Thirteen-year-old Martin and his younger brother Charlie are on a very special journey. They're traveling 421 miles all the way from Preston in northern England to the very tip of Cornwall in the southwest. By train, bus, and taxi, they are determined to get there to catch a glimpse of the dolphin that regularly visits the harbor and made last year's family vacation so special. But is that the only reason they are going? Mom stays in bed all day and Dad is always at work. Martin is doing his best to be a good big brother, but Martin must come to terms with why he and Charlie are making the journey to Cornwall in the first place. Charlie and Me is an unforgettable novel that is funny, adventurous, and heartbreaking.

I Love You for Miles and Miles

Author : Alison Goldberg
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Page : 32 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2017-12-26
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781466897625

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I Love You for Miles and Miles by Alison Goldberg Pdf

Love can be stronger than the strongest excavator, longer than the longest train, and taller than the tallest crane. And no matter where you go, love travels with you always. With exciting imagery and engaging, lyrical text, Alison Goldberg and Mike Yamada's I Love You for Miles and Miles is an I-love-you book perfect for children who love things that go!

Call Me Burroughs

Author : Barry Miles
Publisher : Twelve
Page : 736 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2014-01-28
Category : History
ISBN : 9781455511945

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Call Me Burroughs by Barry Miles Pdf

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.

For All Time

Author : Shanna Miles
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2022-09-06
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781534485983

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For All Time by Shanna Miles Pdf

Through countless lives, seventeen-year-olds Tamar and Fayard have fallen in love, fought to be together, and died but when they discover what it will take to break the cycle, will they be able to make the sacrifice?

Maudie and Me and the Dirty Book

Author : Betty Miles
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
Page : 144 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 1994-09-01
Category : Censorship
ISBN : 0394825950

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Maudie and Me and the Dirty Book by Betty Miles Pdf

Eleven-year-old Kate's ordinary life in a small Massachusetts town becomes quite extraordinary when she becomes involved with Maudie Schmidt and an inter-school reading project.