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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 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
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
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10574435
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Dylan
Dewey number
782.42166092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bowie, David
  • Rock musicians
  • Rock musicians
  • Singers
Target audience
adult
Label
David Bowie : a life, Dylan Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060747185
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 555 pages
Isbn
9781848094963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004511237
Label
David Bowie : a life, Dylan Jones
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060747185
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 555 pages
Isbn
9781848094963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004511237

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