The Resource David Bowie : a life, Dylan Jones

David Bowie : a life, Dylan Jones

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David Bowie : a life
Title
David Bowie
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Dylan Jones
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Author
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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.--
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Biography type
individual biography
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Intended audience source
Brodart
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
David Bowie : a life, Dylan Jones
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David Bowie : a life, Dylan Jones
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Carrier category code
nc
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Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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Contents
Introduction -- Living in lies by the railway line: 1947-1969 -- Commencing countdown engines on: 1969-1970 -- So I turned myself to face me: 1970-1972 -- Jamming good with Weird and Gilly: 1972-1973 -- Battle cries and champagne: 1973-1974 -- Gee my life's a funny thing: 1974-1976 -- Sit in back rows of city limits: 1976-1979 -- Put on your red shoes and dance the blues: 1980-1985 -- Who's gonna tell you when?: 1985 -- I've nothing much to offer: 1986-1989 -- It's confusing these days: 1990-1999 -- As long as there's you: 2000-2015 -- For in front of that door is you: 2016
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
521 pages
Isbn
9780451497833
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017010571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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1294501
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