New PDF release: David Bowie: A Life

By Dylan Jones

ISBN-10: 1786090430

ISBN-13: 9781786090430

ISBN-10: 1848094957

ISBN-13: 9781848094956

Dylan Jones’s engrossing, magisterial biography of David Bowie is in contrast to any Bowie tale ever written. Drawn from over one hundred eighty interviews with acquaintances, competitors, enthusiasts, and collaborators, a few of whom have by no means earlier than spoken approximately their courting with Bowie, this oral heritage weaves a hypnotic spell because it unfolds a notable upward push to stardom and an extraordinary inventive course. Tracing Bowie’s lifestyles from the English suburbs to London to ny to l. a., Berlin, and past, its collective voices describe a guy profoundly formed through his courting along with his schizophrenic half-brother Terry; an intuitive artist who may possibly take up affects via severe relationships and but drop humans chilly once they have been now not of use; and a social creature both cozy partying with John Lennon and eating with Frank Sinatra. via turns insightful and deliciously gossipy, DAVID BOWIE is as intimate a portrait as may perhaps ever be drawn. It sparks with admiration and grievances, lust and envy, because the audio system carry you into studios and bedrooms they shared with Bowie, and onto levels and picture units, starting corners of his brain and event that rework our realizing of either artist and artwork. together with illuminating, never-before-seen fabric from Bowie himself, drawn from a sequence of Jones’s interviews with him throughout twenty years, DAVID BOWIE is an epic, unforgettable cocktail-party dialog a couple of guy whose enigmatic shapeshifting and irrepressible creativity produced the most sprawling, attention-grabbing lives of our time.

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