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“Poetic Lyricism...”

Bob Dylan’s fevered, poetic lyricism finds a voice in prose in this arresting memoir. Filled with anecdotes and insights, it feels at once lovingly crafted and utterly spontaneous—much like his greatest songs.
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The celebrated first memoir from arguably the most influential singer-songwriter in the country, Bob Dylan.

"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.

Topics: Counterculture, United States of America, New York City, 1960s, Lyrical, Music, Musicians, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop Music, 20th Century, and American Author

Published: Simon & Schuster on
ISBN: 9780743272582
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Like every Dylan fan, I couldn't wait to read this. I opened the first page knowing that my deepest questions would never be answered, for he is far too private. It was however, a quite good read. He takes you step by step throughout his life, and while some chapters seemed to drag on for centuries, others flew by leaving you wishing for more. Dylan does his best to open up just a little and let you in on a couple of clues about who he is, his life, his experiences and much more. I am glad to have read it, though it's not a book that you read twice, once is usually enough. I feel it would have been more exciting if I didn't know about every move the man has made since the doctor slapped his bum before reading the book. None the less, it's still a very good read and is worth reading. It did leave me searching the book racks for another tell all, biography, or something similar. Like everything Bobby does, you can't help but want more. Now, along with all the others who have read this, I'm left with the burning question of when is part two coming? Or is that just another trick pulled right in front of us by the man himself? more
Dylan takes you as his partner in all that he does,speed strips from antihistean put in cups of Tea.Stealing albums of woodie,explaining how he was influenced by whaling yawns turning them into hits.Grossman the powerfull must know.If you think you know dylan you don't.You'll relate to his music as a teen way back thanmore
This book on iPad is missing pages all thru the book and does not sync between android phone to ipad.more
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Like every Dylan fan, I couldn't wait to read this. I opened the first page knowing that my deepest questions would never be answered, for he is far too private. It was however, a quite good read. He takes you step by step throughout his life, and while some chapters seemed to drag on for centuries, others flew by leaving you wishing for more. Dylan does his best to open up just a little and let you in on a couple of clues about who he is, his life, his experiences and much more. I am glad to have read it, though it's not a book that you read twice, once is usually enough. I feel it would have been more exciting if I didn't know about every move the man has made since the doctor slapped his bum before reading the book. None the less, it's still a very good read and is worth reading. It did leave me searching the book racks for another tell all, biography, or something similar. Like everything Bobby does, you can't help but want more. Now, along with all the others who have read this, I'm left with the burning question of when is part two coming? Or is that just another trick pulled right in front of us by the man himself? more
Dylan takes you as his partner in all that he does,speed strips from antihistean put in cups of Tea.Stealing albums of woodie,explaining how he was influenced by whaling yawns turning them into hits.Grossman the powerfull must know.If you think you know dylan you don't.You'll relate to his music as a teen way back thanmore
This book on iPad is missing pages all thru the book and does not sync between android phone to ipad.more
Great, great book. Dylan doesn't cover what the gossip columnists want to hear, instead giving readers a glimpse into the way he thinks and feels.more
Fantastic to find out from Dylan, in his own words, that he was always surprised by and rejected the messianic adulation of some of his listeners. He never felt himself to be some great liberal.more
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