Time Out of Mind: The Lives of Bob Dylan [NOOK Book]

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The second volume in Ian Bell's magisterial two-part biography of the ever-evolving and enigmatic Bob Dylan


By the middle of the 1970s, Bob Dylan’s position as the pre-eminent artist of his generation ...
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Time Out of Mind: The Lives of Bob Dylan

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Overview

The second volume in Ian Bell's magisterial two-part biography of the ever-evolving and enigmatic Bob Dylan


By the middle of the 1970s, Bob Dylan’s position as the pre-eminent artist of his generation was assured. The 1975 album Blood on the Tracks seemed to prove, finally, that an uncertain age had found its poet.



Then Dylan faltered. His instincts, formerly unerring, deserted him. in the 1980s, what had once appeared unthinkable came to pass: the “voice of a generation” began to sound irrelevant, a tale told to grandchildren.



Yet in the autumn of 1997, something remarkable happened. Having failed to release a single new song in seven long years, Dylan put out the equivalent of two albums in a single package. in the concluding volume of his ground- breaking study, ian Bell explores the unparalleled second act in a quintessentially american career. it is a tale of redemption, of an act of creative will against the odds, and of a writer who refused to fade away.



Time Out of Mind is the story of the latest, perhaps the last, of the many Bob dylans.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
07/28/2014
This final volume of Bell's two-part biography of Dylan picks up in 1975 with the release of his classic album Blood on the Tracks. Bell uses the divorce that inspired the record as a jumping off point into an exploration of why Dylan "is what he is." What Bell discovers is a man and artist who is constantly reinvents himself and his music. While the author meticulously records Dylan's religious awakening in the late 1970s and his poorly received albums of the '80s (including, as Bell notes, the "piece of crap" he would choose to call Knocked Out Loaded), his rebirth in the late '90s, and his metamorphosis into a "living historical project," Dylan keeps on moving just out of reach. However, by following Dylan's 25-year "unending pilgrimage" of worldwide touring, Bell has penned a fluid biography of a man and musician whose ongoing personal narrative is as intricate and unique as his epic songs. (Oct.)
The Guardian
“By eschewing scurrilous gossip for a more scholarly consideration of Dylan's place in American culture, Bell has produced an essential addition to the huge body of critical analysis that already exists around this unique individual.”
The Spectator
“Ambitious. Bell handles Dylan brilliantly.”
Mail On Sunday
“Unmissable.”
The Financial Times
“Forget F Scott Fitzgerald’s dictum about there being no second acts in American lives. Time Out Of Mind, part two of Ian Bell’s magisterial biography of Bob Dylan, gives us a third and a fourth and sundry other acts in an ongoing drama. This is the best biography that rock has had.”
Reader's Digest

Recommended. A huge treat for fans and a superb introduction for anybody else who's ever wondered what all the fuss is about.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605987286
  • Publisher: Pegasus
  • Publication date: 10/15/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 574

Meet the Author

Ian Bell is a past holder of the George Orwell Prize for Political Journalism and the award-winning author of Dreams of Exile, a biography of Robert Louis Stevenson. He
is a columnist with the Herald and the Sunday Herald in Edinburgh.
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