- Gebundene Ausgabe: 592 Seiten
- Verlag: Mainstream Publishing (30. August 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1780575734
- ISBN-13: 978-1780575735
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 16,2 x 4,8 x 24 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.022.932 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Once Upon a Time: The Lives of Bob Dylan (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 30. August 2012
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"As knotty, beguiling, contrary, infuriating and ambitious as its subject . . . the most vital Dylan biography yet" (The Guardian)
"Bell's literary bent is his strength. He brings fresh insight into Dylan's verse" (Scotland on Sunday)
"Bell's analysis is as sharp and intelligent as his award-winning political journalism. Definitely a "must-have" Dylan book" (The Herald)
"This is the best Dylan biography yet - an imagined reliving of an already imaginary life, and a book to sit alongside Ellmann on Wilde, Richardson on Picasso, Ackroyd on Dickens" (Financial Times)
"Treads the fine line between straight reportage and engaging storytelling in expert fashion" (Hot Press)
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Ian Bell is a lot like Dylan, in ways I can't exactly pin down for you, but he has, like Dylan, strong emotional reactions and a deep personal tie to the events and the era, and he is always present in this book. Ian Bell, bless his Scottish heart, lives and breathes in this epic, he walks you through America as it was, and he holds your hand in his hot sweaty fist. I've never had a book that was read aloud by the author, I don't even have any experience with the "read it aloud" book media, but this is a book I would just love to have on tape (yep, I'm ancient) ok, dvd, but I would just love to hear Ian Bell read these beautiful sentences out loud. And I hope he has a strong Scottish accent, because next to a Welsh accent, that would be my favorite one for a reading performance.
This is not a casual book.
You must show up, as the author most certainly does.
All the myths, the different accounts of this or that are hinted at,but this is a subtle web he weaves and one must do the background reading first.
This is the thinking man's Dylan book.
I don't think I would have gotten it if I had read it when I was younger. I was born in 1961, at the end of October. So I was too young to be able to put all of that decade into any sort of context except that I must say: the toys were incredibly dangerous. I am looking at you, makers of the glass klick-klacks, among many others. Toys like tiny guillotines.
Speaking of which, Dylan pronounces that word "guillotines" in a song and he says it the wrong way. I think this should be researched. Why did he say it that way? How many times has he said it that way in public?
Is he anti-Francophile? Is he trying to tell us, as Americans, that we should all mispronounce French words?
Perhaps he's making some definitive statement with his pronunciation of that particular word, which is a lovely and efficient killing machine, concerning the French Revolution in relation to the American Revolution. This needs some serious research and consideration, people.
Another thing I really appreciated about this book was Bell's very grounded, sometimes ascerbic wit. Yes, as people mentioned here, he asks wry, and ironic or pointed questions, and he does so often. It's his way. There is so much of Bell present, in a delightful, charming, and intriguing presence between the covers of this wonderful book that I might even go hog wild and look for his biography of Robert L. Stevenson.
When I read a book, I am engaging with the writer, and this writer is engaging indeed.
Of the few biographies I've read about Bob Dylan, not one has taken the stance of this author, a thoughtful and fascinated but quite personal stance.
A writer must entitle himself to play G-d (told ya, I'm a Jew) because if he can't speak from that mountaintop it's not going to work.
This book works, and I'm actually reading it again now, because I really didn't understand America. I don't understand America. And I have a dawning suspicion that Ian Bell can teach me about this country, using Dylan as a kaleidoscope and a compass, or maybe a Rorschach test.
So I'm off to read it again.
And I love that it's almost 600 pages, because it's an experience.