A Freewheelin' Time

A Freewheelin' Time

A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties

Book - 2008
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A Freewheelin' Time is Suze Rotolo's firsthand eyewitness, participant-observer account of the immensely creative and fertile years of the 1960s, just before the circus was in full swing and Bob Dylan became the anointed ringmaster. It chronicles the backstory of Greenwich Village in the early days of the folk-music explosion, when Dylan was honing his skills and she wsa in the ring with him.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780767926881
9780767926874
Characteristics: v, 371 p. : ill ; 22 cm

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MikeEe
May 12, 2016

Lovely memoir of the time. Strong voice.

Reads like a whack-a-mole game, though. Something comes up, then something else, then something else, then back to the first topic. A good once over to add a stronger narrative (even some chronology) would make this even better.

Read_and_Write Jan 18, 2013

January 2013

A Freewheelin' Time - a memoir of Greenwich Village, lower Manhattan as if it were Paris in the '20s. This time music is the medium. There is no doubt in this book that Bob Dylan loved her.

Read it and then listen to his music from the early 60's. Another Side of Bob Dylan and The Times They Are A Changin'. To whom else could he be singing?

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pattyskypants
Dec 21, 2011

Who can figure out Robert Allen Zimmerman? His former girlfriend, who writes very well about the early '60s in Greenwich Village, sheds some light. I was there; I knew the scene and she is giving a very accurate peek at what it was for artistic young women. I loved reading this memoir; alas, Suze died in February.

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demag2
Mar 04, 2011

All about a "girl from the north country" , who lived a short time of her brief life with a fictional person named Dylan and did't think twice because it was "Alright." Ode to the village!

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