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