No Direction Home: The Life And Music Of Bob Dylan

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Da Capo Press, Jul 9, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 576 pages
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Robert Shelton wrote the rave review of Bob Dylan in the New York Times that is generally credited with being the piece that "discovered" him in 1961. Twenty-five years later, Shelton, who had followed Dylan's career faithfully, published No Direction Home . Here is the "empathetic and rather magnificent" ( Washington Post Book World ) story of Dylan, musician and phenomenon.

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No direction home: the life and music of Bob Dylan

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Dylan's music has been analyzed in numerous books, but until now there has been no attempt at a major biography. His chameleon-like personality, reclusiveness, and hostility toward investigation into ... Read full review

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Until his own autobiography began, perhaps the most thorough and informative Dylan biography. Read full review

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Robert Shelton (1926-95) wrote about music for the New York Times until the end of the '60s.

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