A post-beat writer and good friend of William S. Burroughs
. His books include Red Dirt Marijuana
& Other Tastes, The Magic Christian
, Blue Movie
, and Flash & Filigree
He also penned the screenplays for The Magic Christian, starring Ringo Starr, and Barbarella, starring Jane Fonda.
Appearing on the cover of the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, Terry Southern had a considerable impact on the literary and philosophical thinking of the 60's.
He died in 1995.