By Bob Dylan
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2004
"I'd come from a protracted methods off and had began an extended methods down. yet now future was once approximately to present itself. I felt love it was once taking a look correct at me and no-one else."
So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles: quantity One, his notable publication exploring serious junctures in his lifestyles and profession.
Through Dylan's eyes and open brain, we see Greenwich Village, circa 1961, while he first arrives in long island. Dylan's big apple is a paranormal urban of chances -- smoky, nightlong events; literary awakenings; temporary loves and unbreakable friendships. Elegiac observations are punctuated via jabs of thoughts, penetrating and difficult. With the book's part journeys to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota and issues west, Chronicles: quantity One is an intimate and extremely own recollection of notable times.
By turns revealing, poetical, passionate and witty, Chronicles: quantity One is a spell binding window on Bob Dylan's concepts and affects. Dylan's voice is distinctively American: beneficiant of spirit, engaged, fanciful and rhythmic. using his exceptional presents of storytelling and the beautiful expressiveness which are the hallmarks of his tune, Bob Dylan turns Chronicles: quantity One right into a poignant mirrored image on existence, and the folk and locations that contributed to shaping the guy and the art.
Audie Award for Biography/Memoir (2005)
National e-book Critics Circle Award Nominee for Biography (2004)
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