Chronicles, Volume 1 by Bob Dylan

By Bob Dylan

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2004

"I'd come from an extended 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 impressive booklet exploring severe junctures in his lifestyles and profession.

Through Dylan's eyes and open brain, we see Greenwich Village, circa 1961, while he first arrives in new york. Dylan's ny is a paranormal urban of chances -- smoky, nightlong events; literary awakenings; brief loves and unbreakable friendships. Elegiac observations are punctuated via jabs of thoughts, penetrating and hard. With the book's part journeys to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota and issues west, Chronicles: quantity One is an intimate and very own recollection of awesome times.

By turns revealing, poetical, passionate and witty, Chronicles: quantity One is a captivating window on Bob Dylan's recommendations 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 song, Bob Dylan turns Chronicles: quantity One right into a poignant mirrored image on existence, and the folk and locations that assisted in shaping the guy and the art.

Literary Awards
Audie Award for Biography/Memoir (2005)
National ebook Critics Circle Award Nominee for Biography (2004)

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The harm had been done. I just couldn't get over June. I didn't 48 went outside and started lugging in the cardboard boxes full books and records down to the cellar. For twelve years, all through college and law school, I'd been unable to get rid of any printed or written material that in any way whatsoever touched I of my me. I'd kept all my text books, my exams, my notes, schedules announcements of events, hungry poems written in the dark on scraps of paper, and any other paraphernalia that described me.

Take the paper-clip box full of Stelazine and finger it. When began with Dr. William Serbin he was only an intern at Mt. Zion hospital near Divisadero, in what used to be the Fillmore District where all the niggers lived until they drove them out to I I first Church and some from St. Louis suggested I visit Mt. Zion to see if they might have a cure for my ulcers. The first time I applied they told me I wasn't sick enough to get on their emergency list and instead gave me a list of names of various private psychiatrists in San Francisco.

A swallow and I suck on them like candy all day long. And still my stomach hurts. I write Burt, my baldheaded partner, a note: B I'm splitting. All I have is yours. I'm leaving you this little box of helpers. If you stay here much longer, you'll need them. in the . . ® 33 Chapter Three ® I hurry out the back and escape into traffic without any confrontations. the turn on the radio full blast. An outrageous organ pumps out a spooky religious hymn "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"? I'm caught up in a fog full of crazy pills.

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