Autobiography

Chronicles, Volume 1 by Bob Dylan

By Bob Dylan

Publish yr note: First released in 2004
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"I'd come from a protracted methods off and had all started an extended methods down. yet now future was once approximately to present itself. I felt love it used to be having a look correct at me and no-one else."

So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles: quantity One, his striking ebook exploring serious junctures in his lifestyles and profession.

Through Dylan's eyes and open brain, we see Greenwich Village, circa 1961, whilst he first arrives in big apple. Dylan's manhattan is a paranormal urban of probabilities -- smoky, nightlong events; literary awakenings; brief loves and unbreakable friendships. Elegiac observations are punctuated by way of jabs of stories, penetrating and difficult. With the book's facet journeys to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota and issues west, Chronicles: quantity One is an intimate and extremely own recollection of awesome times.

By turns revealing, poetical, passionate and witty, Chronicles: quantity One is a captivating window on Bob Dylan's ideas and impacts. Dylan's voice is distinctively American: beneficiant of spirit, engaged, fanciful and rhythmic. using his remarkable 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 lifestyles, and the folks and locations that contributed to shaping the guy and the art.

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

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They made me leave the room while they sutured his ear, but I could hear him hollering. He kept saying, “Wait, mister! Wait a minute, Mister! ” I felt so bad for him, although the outcome could have been much worse. I found a babysitter for Dana and his sister during the day while I went back to school. The sitter, a friend of my mother, had six kids of her own and lived two blocks up the street from my mom’s house. Kelly and her brother had become used to being together all the time, Kelly had never known a time when Dana was not with her.

It was the sixties and seventies, and my friends and I were pacifists (make love, not war), and it seems Dana was following our lead. In his school picture from kindergarten, he has cuts and scabs on the bridge of his nose and on both of his lips. The one on his nose was from another little boy cracking Dana across the face with a metal shovel when Dana tried to stop this boy from beating up another boy at the playground next to our house. The busted up lips happened when Dana was on a slide at school and another little boy climbed up and got in front of the child who was waiting his turn to go down the slide.

The three boys were begging Dana to call off his dog. Dana told Swizzle to stop, and the two of them walked off side by side to the house. Dana was so excited that Swizzle had come to his rescue he could not wait to tell me how she had just saved him from these three older boys. I did not let him know I had seen the whole thing. Those boys never bothered Dana again, and word spread throughout this small town that Dana had a dog that would attack you if you bothered Dana. Dana never again had any bullies or older kids bother him for the seven years we lived in Ware.

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