Bob Dylan is widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century and a great enigma. Fans and music critics have been searching for years for the answers to the riddles he constantly poses in his music, and millions of words have been written about him.
In 'Chronicles Volume 1', Dylan finally starts to present his own version of his life. This long-awaited book explores critical junctures in his life and career. through Dylan's eyes and open mind, we see Greenwich Village, circa 1961, when he first arrives in Manhattan. Dylan's New York is a magical city of possibilities. Elegiac observations are punctuated by jabs of memories, penetrating and tough. With side trips to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota and points west, 'Chronicles Volume 1' is an intimate and intensely personal recollection of extraordinary times.
By turns revealing, poetical, passionate and witty, 'Chronicles Volume 1' is a mesmerizing window on Bob Dylan's thoughts and influences. Utilizing his unparalleled gift of storytelling and the exquisite expressiveness that are the hallmarks of his music, Bob Dylan turns 'Chronicles Volume 1' into a poignant reflection on life, and the people and places that helped shape the man and the art.