A New York Times Bestseller
Greenwich Village, circa 1961. As seen through Bob Dylan's eyes and open mind as he first arrives in Manhattan, New York is a magical city of possibilities. Side trips to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota and points west make for an intimate recollection of extraordinary times. With his unparalleled gift for storytelling and the exquisite expressiveness that characterizes his music, Dylan reflects on life and the people and places that helped shape the man and his art.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
One would not anticipate a conventional memoir from Bob Dylan--indeed, one would not have foreseen an autobiography at all from the pen of the notoriously private legend. What Chronicles: Volume 1 delivers is an odd but ultimately illuminating memoir that is as impulsive, eccentric, and inspired as Dylan's greatest music.
Eschewing chronology and skipping over most of the "highlights" that his many biographers have assigned him, Dylan drifts and rambles through his tale, amplifying a series of major and minor epiphanies. If you're interested in a behind-the-scenes look at his encounters with the Beatles, look elsewhere. Dylan describes the sensation of hearing the group's "Do You Want to Know a Secret" on the radio, but devotes far more ink to a Louisiana shopkeeper named Sun Pie, who tells him, "I think all the good in the world might already been done" and sells him a World's Greatest Grandpa bumper sticker. Dylan certainly sticks to his own agenda--a newspaper article about journeymen heavyweights Jerry Quarry and Jimmy Ellis and soul singer Joe Tex's appearance on The Tonight Show inspire heartfelt musings, and yet the 1963 assassination of John Kennedy prompts nary a word from the era's greatest protest singer.
For all the small revelations (it turns out he's been a big fan of Barry Goldwater, Mickey Rourke, and Ice-T), there are eye-opening disclosures, including his confession that a large portion of his recorded output was designed to alienate his audience and free him from the burden of being a "the voice of a generation."
Off the beaten path as it is, Chronicles is nevertheless an astonishing achievement. As revelatory in its own way as Blonde on Blonde or Highway 61 Revisited, it provides ephemeral insights into the mind one of the most significant artistic voices of the 20th century while creating a completely new set of mysteries. --Steven StolderAbout the Author:
Bob Dylan is one of the most celebrated songwriters and performers of all time. He has released thirty-five studio albums with hits ranging from “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Like a Rolling Stone” to “All Along the Watchtower,” “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” and “Make You Feel My Love.” He has been awarded the French Legion of Honor, a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor. His memoir, Chronicles: Volume One, spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list.
Actor/director/producer Sean Penn won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his searing performance in Clint Eastwood's Mystic River, and received Academy Award nominations as Best Actor for Dead Man Walking, Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown, and I Am Sam. He has worked on over thirty films.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Thorndike Press, 2005. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Volume 1. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP71382632
Book Description Thorndike Press, 2005. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP82658965
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001935044
Book Description Thorndike Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0786273410
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Fast Shipping ! Used books may not include access codes, CDs or other supplements. Bookseller Inventory # SKU0429924
Book Description Thorndike Press, 2005. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0786273410
Book Description Thorndike Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. An EX LIBRARY copy in VERY GOOD overall condition. May have some library stamps, marks etc. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001010800
Book Description Thorndike Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-259-01-8383708
Book Description Thorndike Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0786273410 Pages are crisp and clean, binding is tight. Some edge and corner wear to cover. Text is free from writing/highlighting/underlining. (small black hardcover). Bookseller Inventory # CF-XMDJ-4V5B
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97807862734163.0