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Chronicles: Volume One

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Bob Dylan

One would not anticipate a conventional memoir fromBob Dylan--indeed, one would not have foreseen an autobiography at all from the pen of the notoriously private legend. WhatChronicles: Volume 1delivers is an odd but ultimately illuminating memoir that … see full wiki

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Author: Bob Dylan
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
2 reviews about Chronicles: Volume One
review by . January 25, 2008
Dylan writes like he talks like he sings--strong words, none wasted, some common-sense, some other-worldly.    This not-quite memoir meanders from his first days in New York to a glimpse of the mature songwriter in New Orleans working on "Oh Mercy", back to his Minnesota days starting in folk music, and back to New York in his early days getting on and learning songwriting. It doesn't end so much as just stop, and well before he's revealed more than he wants or as much as we …
review by . May 20, 2006
What a gift! Dylan's "Chronicles" gives us fascinating insight into the mind of the twentienth century's greatest songwriter. (Of, course he's a gifted and innovative artist, too, and all the revelations from "The Bard of Hibbing" are a real treat.)     His autobiographical memoir mainly focuses on key portions of his life. He vividly shares his childhood, college days, the struggling times before he established himself, and influences that brought him to the top. There are some …
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