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Recent searches Clear All. Enter Location. Update Chronicles Volume One. Report incorrect product information. Bob Dylan. Walmart Book Format. Select Option. Current selection is: Paperback. Pickup not available. Add to list. Add to registry. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else. Through Dylan's eyes and open mind, we see Greenwich Village, circawhen 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. Dylan's voice is distinctively American: generous of spirit, engaged, fanciful, and rhythmic. About This Item. We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer. With the book's side trips to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota, and points west, Chronicles: Volume One is an intimate and intensely personal recollection Chronicles Volume One extraordinary times.
By turns revealing, poetical, passionate, and witty, Chronicles: Volume One is a mesmerizing window on Bob Dylan's thoughts and influences. 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. Chloe lived with Ray Gooch, and Mr.
Dylan often stayed at their apartment -- or so he says, in the midst of describing the hallucinatory cornucopia of books and artifacts that he found there. He inhaled a wealth of knowledge and who knows what else; this is not a book to offer chapter and verse about the author's wild side. But this Chronicles Volume One of discovery is thrillingly recalled, and the author's literary opinions are riveting. He had no use for "Ulysses," found Balzac hilarious and says he once derived an album from Chekhov's short stories.
What he called typically quacky critical interpretation greeted these Dylan songs as autobiographical. How could he escape such scrutiny? The book turns darkly funny in describing his exasperation. Years later, in Woodstock and then other places, he was hounded by fans and tourists, "gargoyle-looking gals" and "scarecrows," "creeps thumping their boots across our roof.
Part of "Chronicles" is devoted to Mr. Dylan's efforts to reinvent himself by many different means. He was invited by Archibald MacLeish to collaborate on a play -- a play that wound up closing on its third day. He kept Chronicles Volume One writing songs, "but they weren't the kind where you hear an awful roaring in your head," he says. A wooden leg factory was one possibility. He took a new numerological approach to live performances -- and here, briefly, the book turns strange.
It's also difficult to believe in the revived creative energy that he attained in a song that rhymes "breeze" with "cheese. Those interested in the roots of Mr. Dylan's music will have a field day tracking down this book's arcane references -- Darby and Tarleton's recording of "Way Down in Florida on a Hog," to name but one.
He is at his most comfortable discussing favorite songs, and eventually he also warms up to the subject of favorite women. She is a fixture in the folksinger's Eden, from which Mr. Join our Signed First Edition Club or give a gift subscription for a signed book of great literary merit, delivered to you monthly. Click here for updates on hours and services.
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