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Bob Dylan: New York

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  19 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Packed with information, savvy insights, and surprising facts, this guide to Dylan’s years in New York City examines the role that the city played in the creation of his music, the evolution of his creative process, and the continual reinvention of his public persona.

In the landscape of Manhattan, Dylan created words and sounds that redefined the possibilities of popular m
Paperback, 133 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Roaring Forties Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Mar 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Devoted to "untangling the relationship between New York and Dylan."

The book gets its stars from the maps in the front, keyed to specific named locations, something I've wanted on several trips to New York, which is valuable. The bulk of the book, though, in its discussions of the various times Dylan spent in New York, is pretty much a retread of several biographies and the memoir, and doesn't really bring a lot new to the party. Those who don't know the biography probably won't get a lot out of
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you are visiting NYC & have a love for Bob Dylan the maps are worth it alone from 1961 Greenwich Village onwards. A real buzz.
Jan 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Bob Dylan celebrates his 70th birthday today. The original North American troubadour, Dylan’s career spans six decades and shows no signs of ending - good news for his ardent fans.

June Skinner Sawyers has penned Bob Dylan New York, the newest addition to the MusicPlace Series. The cover photo, courtesy of PBS, depicts a young Dylan not long after his arrival in New York City in 1961. The night Dylan arrived he scored a gig at Cafe Wha?, the free spirited epitome of Greenwich Village coffeehouse
John Chaves
Knew very little about this great artist before reading this book.
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Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Good overview for those unfamiliar with his biography, and a decent reminder for those of us who've read plenty about him. Added an extra star to the rating for the three maps alone. I now live in NYC and one of my first goals was to visit all the Bob Dylan sites, which I've now done a few times. This book helped that endeavor quite a bit.
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Born in Glasgow, Scotland, June Skinner Sawyers is the author or editor of more than twenty books, many with a Celtic theme, including Celtic Music; Dreams of Elsewhere: The Selected Travel Writings of Robert Louis Stevenson; Praying with Celtic Saints, Prophets, Martyrs, and Poets; The Road North: 300 Years of Classic Scottish Travel Writing; and The Scots of Chicago: Quiet Immigrants and Their N ...more