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Dylan : A Biography - Bob Spitz

Dylan

A Biography

By: Bob Spitz

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Published: 17th September 1991
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In "Dylan", Bob Spitz provides a dramatic yet clear-eyed view of the enigmatic guru of modern music. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with Dylan's family, friends, lovers and fellow musicians. Spitz presents the true Bob Dylan in a vast array of guises: the early years in small-town Minnesota, when Bobby Zimmerman - loner, gadabout and local weirdo - reinvented himself as Bob Dylan and set out to be a star; his struggle to conquer the night world of Greenwich Village in the early 1960s; the cataclysm that rocked the music world when he went electric; the mad years, when drugs and paranoia corrupted his gospel of peace and love; his flirtations with political causes, born-again Christianity, Orthodox Judaism and the glitter of superstardom. This new edition of "Dylan" includes a complete, updated discography.

"Bob Spitz takes his place ... among the most able chroniclers of the many myths, poses and postures of the middle-class Jewish boy from Minnesota and his dogged and at times ruthless pursuit of superstardom." -- Boston Herald "The great strength of this biography, apart from the massiveness of Spitz's research, is its respect for Dylan's talent, and an understanding of his social and musical talent." -- London Sunday Telegraphy "What one can get from this book is a sense of the terrific momentum of Dylan's life and work in the early and mid-60s, the period when Dylan made his mark and made a world: no other book captures it so well, understanding so well that this is the period that matters." -- Greil Marcus - Washington Post Book World

Author's Note and Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prologuep. 1
Zimmyp. 7
The North Countryp. 9
Back Home on the Rangep. 18
Jungle Musicp. 29
That Weird Kidp. 37
Rebel Without a Pausep. 57
Joe Collegep. 70
Another Side of Bob's Dealin'p. 99
The Twerpp. 111
Stalkin' New Yorkp. 113
Writer's Crampp. 131
Testing New Watersp. 143
Hammond's Follyp. 163
The Look of Lovep. 184
Second Time Aroundp. 207
"A Folknik Hero"p. 224
Some Kind of Messiahp. 247
The Mad Yearsp. 267
In the Court of the Kingp. 269
Getting Wiredp. 297
The Hippest of the Hipp. 311
Collision Coursep. 325
Dylan's Last Ridep. 347
A Brief Intermissionp. 369
Business as Usualp. 371
Catskill Skylinep. 382
You Don't Need a Weberman to Know Which Way the Wind Blowsp. 397
The Second Comingp. 415
From Nowhere to Nowherep. 417
Chile and Hot Timesp. 432
Man About Townp. 448
Thunder on the Highwayp. 479
Rolling Blunderp. 499
Irreconcilable Differencesp. 513
At Play in the Fields of the Lordp. 527
Epiloguep. 547
Notesp. 551
Discographyp. 591
Indexp. 647
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ISBN: 9780393307696
ISBN-10: 0393307697
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 704
Published: 17th September 1991
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.0  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.82