Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan

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9780857520258: Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan

This new edition of Howard Sounes' classic and definitive biography of Bob Dylan now offers a new chapter that brings Dylan's story fully up to date for his seventieth birthday. First published to international critical acclaim in 2001, it gives a complete picture of the man as well as of the artist and performer. Based on in-depth original research,including hundreds of interviews with Dylan's closest associates, Down the Highway now also contains a fresh section covering the artist's most recent projects. A compelling, engagingly fast-paced and revelatory life, it takes the reader on a journey from Dylan's childhood in a Minnesota mining town to the status he enjoys today as the leading poet-troubadour of popular song, and one of the most iconic figures of contemporary culture.

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Howard Sounes is the author of Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life (1999) , Fred & Rose(1995), the bestselling account of the lives and crimes of Fred and Rosemary West, and Fab: an Intimate Life of Paul McCartney (2010). He lives in London. www.howardsounes.com.

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"Engagingly written and scrupulously researched." Observer "The benchmark by which all future Dylan biographies will be judged." USA Today "Many writers have tried to probe [Dylan's] life, but never has it been done so well, and so captivatingly." Boston Globe "Blows away more of the fog than anyone else has managed to do." -- Barney Hoskyns Independent on Sunday "Sets a standard few rock'n'roll chronicles have attained." Independent

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