Simon and Schuster, $24, 304 pp.
So vividly written and deeply engaging is Bob Dylan’s memoir that it would be memorable and valuable even if it were by someone less famous and fascinating. Chronicles: Volume One says, shows, and reveals much about the elusive, mysterious author. Any curious reader will find this a distinct, compelling, and sometimes surprising book.
The first surprise is Dylan’s persistently clear communication. He tells his story and...
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