By Bob Dylan
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2004
"I'd come from a protracted methods off and had all started an extended methods down. yet now future was once approximately to present itself. I felt love it was once having a look correct at me and no-one else."
So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles: quantity One, his awesome publication exploring severe junctures in his lifestyles and profession.
Through Dylan's eyes and open brain, we see Greenwich Village, circa 1961, while he first arrives in ny. Dylan's ny is a mystical urban of probabilities -- smoky, nightlong events; literary awakenings; brief loves and unbreakable friendships. Elegiac observations are punctuated via jabs of stories, penetrating and difficult. With the book's facet journeys to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota and issues west, Chronicles: quantity One is an intimate and extremely own recollection of striking times.
By turns revealing, poetical, passionate and witty, Chronicles: quantity One is a enthralling window on Bob Dylan's suggestions and impacts. Dylan's voice is distinctively American: beneficiant of spirit, engaged, fanciful and rhythmic. using his extraordinary presents of storytelling and the beautiful expressiveness which are the hallmarks of his song, Bob Dylan turns Chronicles: quantity One right into a poignant mirrored image on lifestyles, and the folks and locations that assisted in shaping the guy and the art.
Audie Award for Biography/Memoir (2005)
National booklet Critics Circle Award Nominee for Biography (2004)
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Extra resources for Chronicles, Volume 1
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