By Bob Dylan
Publish yr note: First released in 2004
"I'd come from a protracted methods off and had all started a protracted 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 outstanding publication exploring serious junctures in his lifestyles and occupation.
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 mystical urban of percentages -- smoky, nightlong events; literary awakenings; temporary loves and unbreakable friendships. Elegiac observations are punctuated via jabs of stories, penetrating and difficult. With the book's aspect journeys to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota and issues west, Chronicles: quantity One is an intimate and extremely own recollection of amazing times.
By turns revealing, poetical, passionate and witty, Chronicles: quantity One is a enthralling window on Bob Dylan's suggestions 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 folks and areas that contributed to shaping the guy and the art.
Audie Award for Biography/Memoir (2005)
National publication Critics Circle Award Nominee for Biography (2004)
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He asked me. ” “I’m pretty cold, too,” I told him as my teeth chattered. “I’ve got an idea,” he said. ” I asked him. “Feel the water,” he said. I put my hand in the river and it felt like bathwater. My dad and I jumped into the river and drifted home as we held on to the boat. We talked and laughed the entire way home. I don’t know why I’ve always remembered that experience; I guess it’s because my dad turned a miserable incident into a good memory for me. For once, it wasn’t about toughness and being a man.
It was the first duck I ever shot left-handed, but it would be the first of many. I eventually made the switch to shooting left-handed permanently. It was the hardest obstacle I’ve ever had to overcome in hunting, but it made me a better shot because I’m left-eye dominant. When Mike and I went back to my dad’s house and told him what happened, Phil didn’t believe us, even though we had the teal and bass as evidence. He’d told us about a similar feat many times before, when his friend Hookin’ Bull Thompson pulled in a fish with one hand and shot a duck with the other.
I always believed he was the most self-confident man in the world. One of my friends, Matt, who was a couple of years older than me, was sitting next to me in church. He apparently was very moved by my dad’s sermon. My friend and I had a discussion about the Gospel, and it kind of broke the ice for faith in Christ being a reality in my life. Up until that time, I’d thought about what it meant to be a Christian, but I hadn’t taken the step for myself. I remember riding in the car with my mom going to school one morning.