This new edition of Howard Sounes' classic and definitive biography of Bob Dylan now offers a new chapter that brings Dylan's story fully up to date for his seventieth birthday. First published to international critical acclaim in 2001, it gives a complete picture of the man as well as of the artist and performer. Based on in-depth original research,including hundreds of interviews with Dylan's closest associates, Down the Highway now also contains a fresh section covering the artist's most recent projects.
A compelling, engagingly fast-paced and revelatory life, it takes the reader on a journey from Dylan's childhood in a Minnesota mining town to the status he enjoys today as the leading poet-troubadour of popular song, and one of the most iconic figures of contemporary culture.
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Engagingly written and scrupulously researched. - Observer
The benchmark by which all future Dylan biographies will be judged. - USA Today
Many writers have tried to probe [Dylan's] life, but never has it been done so well, and so captivatingly. - Boston Globe
Blows away more of the fog than anyone else has managed to do. - Independent on Sunday
Sets a standard few rock'n'roll chronicles have attained. - Independent
Valuable for its sober telling of this extraordinary tale. - Sunday Times
A fine book that contributes signifiantly to a further understanding of the man, his music, mythology and legend. For newcomers and non-believers, it offers a perfect, contextualised overview of, and introduction to, Dylan. For more serious Dylanophiles it also provides much that is new, valuable and true. - Time Out
Dylan comes alive...Sounes has added a wealth of new information to Dylan studies. - New York Times Book Review
[Sounes] has a historian's gift for recreating the spirit of a time. - Spectator
About the Author
Howard Sounes is the author of Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life (1999) , Fred & Rose(1995), the bestselling account of the lives and crimes of Fred and Rosemary West, and Fab: an Intimate Life of Paul McCartney (2010). He lives in London. www.howardsounes.com