A 1960s rock and roll magnum opus about three friends on the cusp of musical stardom.
Author: Lewis Shiner
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
'Generous but unflinching, sweeping but intimate, fictional but true' KAREN JOY FOWLER. 'A brilliant requiem for our generation and all our dreams' GEORGE R.R. MARTIN. What happened to the idealism of the 1960s? This question has haunted a generation. Outside the Gates of Eden follows two men from their first meeting in high school to their final destination in the 21st century. Alex is torn between his father's business empire and his own artistic yearnings. Cole, constantly uprooted in his childhood, finds his calling at a Bob Dylan concert in 1965. From the Summer of Love in San Francisco to the Woodstock festival in upstate New York, from campus protests to the Soho art scene, from a communal farm in Virginia to the mariachis of Guanajuato, Mexico, the novel charts the rise and fall of the counterculture – and what came after. Using the music business as a window into the history of half a century, Outside the Gates of Eden is both epic and intimate, starkly realistic and ultimately hopeful, a War and Peace for the Woodstock generation. 'Shiner displays the panoramic historical consciousness of a Pynchon or DeLillo, and yet every page is suffused with a humble and scrupulous humanity ... You simply live with his people and know them and love them' JONATHAN LETHEM. 'A page-turning tour de force. Anyone with a passion for rock and roll storytelling at its very best must not deny themselves the opportunity to read this tale. A masterpiece' IAIN MATTHEWS. 'A history of a generation seen through the lens of music' JOHN KESSEL.
OUTSIDE _ THE GATES The Dream of America. from my Hiroshima to Now OUTSIDE THE GATES OF EDEN OUTSIDE THE GATES OF EDEN. Front Cover.
Author: Peter Bacon Hales
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
The cultural historian and author of Atomic Spaces offers a comprehensive account of the Baby Boomer years—from the atomic age to the virtual age. Born under the shadow of the atomic bomb, with little security but the cold comfort of duck-and-cover drills, the postwar generations lived through—and led—some of the most momentous changes in all of American history. In this new cultural history, Peter Bacon Hales explores those decades through a succession of resonant moments, spaces, and artifacts of everyday life. Finding unexpected connections, he traces the intertwined undercurrents of promise and peril. From newsreels of the first atomic bomb tests to the invention of a new ideal American life in Levittown; from the teen pop music of the Brill Building and the Beach Boys to Bob Dylan’s canny transformations; from the painful failures of communes to the breathtaking utopian potential of the digital age, Hales reveals a nation in transition as a new generation began to make its mark on the world it was inheriting. Outside the Gates of Eden is the most comprehensive account yet of the baby boomers, their parents, and their children, as seen through the places they built, the music and movies and shows they loved, and the battles they fought to define their nation, their culture, and their place in what remains a fragile and dangerous world.
Dylan relies on the distinction between inside and outside in three of the great songs of his career - ' Gates of Eden , " " Desolation Row , " and " Sad ...
Author: James M. Curtis
Publisher: Popular Press
From 1954 to 1984, the media made rock n’ roll an international language. In this era of rapidly changing technology, styles and culture changed dramatically, too. In the 1950s, wild-eyed Southern boys burst into national consciousness on 45 rpm records, and then 1960s British rockers made the transition from 45s to LPs. By the 1970s, rockers were competing with television, and soon MTV made obsolete the music-only formats that had first popularized rock n’ roll. Paper is temporarily out of stock, Cloth (0-87972-368-8) is available at the paper price until further notice.
The screen which reproduced an image of what was supposedly outside was too obviously a computer playing simulation games. All the information was there: ...
Author: Brian Stableford
Publisher: Hachette UK
Before the hyper-space vessels could go from planet to planet, stations had to be set up. And that meant manned spaceships cut off from Earth for decades. The explorer vessel Ariadne had gone toward galactic centre and was considered lost - until its call came in appealing for a xenobiologist. Their new world was all swamp. As far as could be seen, there was no intelligent species. Yes, this was alarming because all inhabitable planets so far discovered had thinking inhabitants. But the nature of that planet's "people" turned out to be an enigma that had to be solved. For their alien biology could spell doom to all the civilizations of the stars ... doom or a terrible unity!
Looming above the gates, beyond the iron barrier, a squat white building crouched in the weeds. The entrance to the place was circular, lined with columns, ...
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Allison Sekemoto died so that she might live. As a vampire, she faces the rise of a deadly new plague to her kind. Allison thought that immortality was forever. Now eternity itself hangs in the balance. . .
This book is prose, poetry, and prayers written with no other purpose in mind than to provoke thought, self-evaluation, and a recognition of history as the greatest teacher any man ever had.
Author: G. Wilson Boomhower
This book is prose, poetry, and prayers written with no other purpose in mind than to provoke thought, self-evaluation, and a recognition of history as the greatest teacher any man ever had. Biblical, archaeological, and political history. It came about through eighteen years of trucking. It was time to sort things out in my life, so I lived like a monk with a bad case of mobility. A Bible was my only companion. My journey took me through forty-eight states and half of Canada, then four years of on-again, off-again chemotherapy and eventually a cure for the liver disease that threatened to kill me. Through it all, and even now, I've been looking for the providential thread of God's action in my life and in my world. I have found it! Please, join me for the trip!
However , this ' naturalistic ' approach to composition wasn't adopted for ' Gates of Eden ' or ' It's Alright , Ma , ' two songs far beyond their rightful ...
Author: Clinton Heylin
Publisher: Constable & Robinson
Category: Electronic books
Bob Dylan has always regarded himself as a songwriter: 'I am my words,' he wrote in 1964. Distilling a lifetime's passion and study, leading Dylan author, Clinton Heylin charts the development and first moments of genius of this unique artist whose songs changed the world. From his first attempts at writing, Song to Bridget, in 1957, (apparently for Brigitte Bardot) Bob Dylan always aspired to poetry, yet his role as a writer rather than a performer of his own songs is often overlooked. In over fifty years of creativity he had penned some of the most iconic, and perfect, songs in popular history. Arriving in New York in 1961, the city had an enormous impact on the young artist and, as he established himself amongst the folk clubs and artists, he would produce songs that spoke for a whole generation: Blowing in the Wind, A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall, The Times They Are a Changin', Like a Rolling Stone, and Forever Young. In Revolution in the Air Clinton Heylin recounts the story of each song as it is written, giving a full appreciation of the songs themselves as well as Dylan the emerging artist. Unlike any other book on Dylan, it charts his rise as a writer, where he gained his inspiration, the burst of energy which produced some of his most famous songs as well as the lesser known stories behind the more iconic verses. This is an essential book for anyone interested in Dylan and his place in literature. Informative, opinionated, packed with new insights and revelations, this is an instant classic. Praise for Clinton Heylin: "The only Dylanologist worth reading." - The New York Times. "Arguably the world's greatest rock biographer." - The Irish Independent.
A nice portrayal of Dylan performing " Gates of Eden " from his May 9 ... no trials inside the Gates of Eden ; no laughs , no truths outside the Gates .
Author: Oliver Trager
Provides an overview of Dylan's complete recorded work and analyses of each work's place in his career, critical entries on each of the songs, and biographical sketches of the musicians and songwriters with whom he has associated.