[Marxism] Suze Rutolo's "A Freewheelin' Time"

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Jul 25 13:57:10 MDT 2010

I am now reading Suze Rutolo’s “A Freewheelin’ Time: a memoir of 
Greenwich Village in the Sixties”, which is absolutely first-rate. If 
you are a Bob Dylan fan, you’ll know that she was his girl friend when 
he was first coming up in the early sixties. You can see her on the 
cover of “Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan”, hence the title of the book.

Rutolo’s book is not really the typical book written by someone 
fortunate or unfortunate enough to be the lover or mate of a celebrity. 
The book is much more of an attempt to capture the spirit of the age and 
to put Dylan into that larger context.

Furthermore, Rutolo was a red diaper baby and in a unique position to 
describe the role of people like Pete Seeger in helping to create an 
alternative to mainstream culture, in much the same way that the beat 
generation had done.


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