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Chronicles, Vol. 1 - Bob Dylan
Chronicles, Vol. 1
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"I'd come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else." So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles: Volume One, his remarkable book exploring critical junctures in his life and career. Through... show more
"I'd come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else." So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles: Volume One, his remarkable book exploring critical junctures in his life and career. Through Dylan's eyes and open mind, we see Greenwich Village, circa 1961, when he first arrives in Manhattan. Dylan's New York is a magical city of possibilities -- smoky, nightlong parties; literary awakenings; transient loves and unbreakable friendships. Elegiac observations are punctuated by jabs of memories, penetrating and tough. With the book's side trips to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota and points west, Chronicles: Volume One is an intimate and intensely personal recollection of extraordinary times. By turns revealing, poetical, passionate and witty, Chronicles: Volume One is a mesmerizing window on Bob Dylan's thoughts and influences. Dylan's voice is distinctively American: generous of spirit, engaged, fanciful and rhythmic. Utilizing his unparalleled gifts of storytelling and the exquisite expressiveness that are the hallmarks of his music, Bob Dylan turns Chronicles: Volume One into a poignant reflection on life, and the people and places that helped shape the man and the art.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743244589 (0743244583)
ASIN: 743244583
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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IntheZone
IntheZone rated it
3.0 Chronicles, Vol. 1
An interesting memoir even if some of the stories told were somewhat wordy and quite a bit offbeat from what was expected. Don't expect a straight story line of Dylan's rise to fame from this book as you will be disappointed as you get into it. 3 Stars for an enjoyable read.
IntheZone
IntheZone rated it
3.0 Chronicles, Vol. 1
An interesting memoir even if some of the stories told were somewhat wordy and quite a bit offbeat from what was expected. Don't expect a straight story line of Dylan's rise to fame from this book as you will be disappointed as you get into it. 3 Stars for an enjoyable read.
M Sarki
M Sarki rated it
I wrote extensively about why I think this book is so good and so worth reading. Please read my complete review here:http://mewlhouse.hubpages.com/t/2e83df
REALJimBob
REALJimBob rated it
Wow! A dense, extraordinary approach to an auto-biography. Dylan was never going to write a conventional biography, and readers who want one should keep on walking. This isn't for them.Instead Dylan has constructed a mythology as autobiography. While I think it's fair to assume that everything in th...
Nola
Nola rated it
The language in this is like I imagined writing by Bob Dylan would be - evocative. He spells out some things in detail and lets you fill in others with your imagination. It gives you a great background in music. Many of Dylan's musical influences surprised me, and inspired me to listen. I was surpri...
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