Great Jones Street (1973) by Don DeLillo
The story of a rock musician similar to Dylan who leaves the tour bus to settle in the East Village.
“Luminous…finally, a novel that understands rock and roll!” — Jon Pareles, The Village Voice Literary Supplement
“My personal favourite is Great Jones Street about the reclusive rock star and the hack writer who lives in the same building. Years he’s been at it. Success still elusive. And he keeps saying: ‘Fame. It won’t happen. But if it did. But it won’t. But if it did, but it won’t. But if it did. But it won’t.’ Class.” — blogger Adrien in a comment on LarvatusProdeo.net