By Paul Auster
Auster narra sus primeras experiencias tras sentir los angeles llamada de los angeles escritura, una etapa de desarrollo, supervivencia y empeño por conseguir el dinero que le daría los angeles libertad para dedicarse a lo que realmente quería. los angeles narración llega hasta los treinta años de Auster y termina con l. a. muerte de su padre, que marca el inicio de los angeles obra más own del escritor. Su «Crónica de un fracaso precoz» es l. a. entrañable historia de formación y crecimiento de un joven que más tarde se convirtió en un reconocido autor.
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Although I have backed away from focusing too much on Dylan’s image in American culture, an interesting topic in itself, I have tried to check my own evolving enthusiasms for and disappointments in Dylan as a public figure in considering his art—or at least, as in the chapter on the Philharmonic Hall concert in 1964, I have tried to acknowledge those feelings and incorporate them into my analysis. More an exercise in the historical appreciation of an artist’s work than a piece of conventional cultural criticism, the book dwells on some of the more interesting phases of Dylan’s career, and spends far less time on the less interesting ones.
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