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A series of reflections and memoirs as stark and lyrical as his songs can be. One line conjuring up a myriad of depths. It’s startlingly beautiful, as one would expect. A ‘must buy’.
This is the first spellbinding volume of the memoir of one of the greatest musical legends of all time. In CHRONICLES Volume I, Bob Dylan takes us back to the early 1960s when he arrived in New York to launch his phenomenal career. 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.
By turns revealing, poetical, passionate and witty, CHRONICLES: Volume One is a mesmerizing window on Bob Dylan's thoughts and influences. 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.
'An extremely good book indeed, actually a great one. If you are not weeping with gratitude by the end, then frankly, the age has passed you by . . . I cannot remember a book that has made me happier than this one'
Bryan Appleyard, SUNDAY TIMES
'There is something on every page, in every paragraph, that demands attention... In rock and roll terms, this book is like discovering the lost diaries of Shakespeare. It may be the most extraordinarily intimate autobiography by a 20th-century legend'
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
'Dylan's thoughtful, beautiful Chronicles has taken everyone by surprise. Who'd have thought that Dylan, whose life has been blighted and distorted by his fans, would write such a great book about loving - and devouring - art?'
Nick Hornby, THE GUARDIAN
'Undoubtedly the best-received autobiography of the year'
THE SUNDAY TIMES
Publication date: 19/09/2005
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
|Publication date:||19th September 2005|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Rock & Pop music,|
Born Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941, Bob Dylan is without question one of the most influential figures in the history of popular music. He not only revolutionised popular music by incorporating poetry in his folk and rock compositions, he also helped create a more inclusive and progressive consciousness in American culture.More About Bob Dylan