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The Resource David Bowie : a life, Dylan Jones

David Bowie : a life, Dylan Jones

Label
David Bowie : a life
Title
David Bowie
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Dylan Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dylan Jones's engrossing, magisterial biography of David Bowie is unlike any Bowie story ever written. Drawn from over 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators, some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie, this oral history weaves a hypnotic spell as it unfolds the story of a remarkable rise to stardom and an unparalleled artistic path. Tracing Bowie's life from the English suburbs to London to New York to Los Angeles, Berlin, and beyond, its collective voices describe a man profoundly shaped by his relationship with his schizophrenic half-brother Terry; an intuitive artist who could absorb influences through intense relationships and yet drop people cold when they were no longer of use; and a social creature equally comfortable partying with John Lennon and dining with Frank Sinatra. By turns insightful and deliciously gossipy, DAVID BOWIE is as intimate a portrait as may ever be drawn. It sparks with admiration and grievances, lust and envy, as the speakers bring you into studios and bedrooms they shared with Bowie, and onto stages and film sets, opening corners of his mind and experience that transform our understanding of both artist and art. Including illuminating, never-before-seen material from Bowie himself, drawn from a series of Jones's interviews with him across two decades, DAVID BOWIE is an epic, unforgettable cocktail-party conversation about a man whose enigmatic shapeshifting and irrepressible creativity produced one of the most sprawling, fascinating lives of our time.--Provided by Publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Dylan
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bowie, David
  • Rock musicians
  • Bowie, David
  • Rock musicians
  • England
Label
David Bowie : a life, Dylan Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Control code
ocn974992385
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 521 pages
Isbn
9780451497833
Lccn
2017010571
System control number
(OCoLC)974992385
Label
David Bowie : a life, Dylan Jones
Publication
Copyright
Control code
ocn974992385
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 521 pages
Isbn
9780451497833
Lccn
2017010571
System control number
(OCoLC)974992385

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