Bob Dylan 'Chronicles' His Life

Published: 2004-09-23
Legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan is ready to let the world know the intimate details of his life. 'Chronicles: Volume One' is the first book in a series that center around the most significant times in Dylan's life and musical career. The 300+ page book was written by Dylan himself, and is told in a first person narrative.

Almost certainly the book will detail Dylan's rise from his humble beginnings as an unknown folk-singer to a major rock star that inspired everyone from The Beatles to Jeff Buckley. Everything from his songs that made other artists famous, to that sandpaper voice will surely fill the pages of 'Chronicles" Volume One'.

Publishing house Simon & Schuster will release 'Chronicles: Volume One' on Tuesday October 12th.

In addition to 'Chronicles: Volume One', Dylan has another book that will come out around the same time. 'Lyrics: 1962-2001' has been updated and is set to be re-released as 'Lyrics: 1962-2002'. Almost all of the lyrics Dylan has ever written will be available in the updated book. Dylan is one of the most famous lyricists of all times, penning timeless classics like 'Blowin' In The Wind', 'Mr. Tambourine Man' and 'All Along The Watchtower'.

This October will also see Dylan play a series of dates at various college campuses. Unfortunately there are no Canadian performances lined-up for the fall tour.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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Dylan's memoir is episodic and does not reveal "intimate details of his life" but, rather, colorful and philosophical portraits of friends, acquaintances and circumstances. It begins with his meeting Jack Dempsey (who thinks Dylan is a prize fighter) in 1961 or 2, jumps surprisingly to his short friendship with poet Archibald Macleish in about 1970, and finishes back in the Village folk music milieu of the early 1960s.
Posted by: Anonymous on October 18, 2004
I found the book to be rather disappointing. There is no clear sense of time and is too introspective. The recollection of so many minute details of thoughts and feelings that happened many years ago defies credulity.
Posted by: Anonymous on January 04, 2005
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