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Last Updated on June 19, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 145

Chronicles is a memoir written by the American singer-songwriter Robert Allen Zimmerman—better known as Bob Dylan. In his book, Dylan writes that he had no desire to be considered the voice of a generation. The memoir is comprised of five chapters; the first two chapters explore his childhood years in Minnesota during the 1940s and his struggles as an artist in New York City. The third chapter explores life with his family in Woodstock, New York, during the 1960s.

After recovering from a 1966 motorcycle accident, Dylan decided to slow down and create a steady life for his family. However, Chapter four explores his inevitable return to the music scene in the 1980s. He struggled to find inspiration and reinvent himself as an artist. The final chapter returns to his childhood in Minnesota and how his mother supported his dreams of becoming a successful artist.

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