The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia

Filename: the-bob-dylan-encyclopedia.pdf
ISBN: 0826429742
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Number of pages: 800
Author: Michael Gray
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Download and read online The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia in PDF and EPUB The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia is one of the most wide-ranging, informed, entertaining, provocative, and compulsively readable books ever written about popular music. It's the culmination of over thirty years of dedicated research and scholarship by Michael Gray. Inside these pages, you'll find a world of ideas, facts, and opinions. It's a world in which Baudelaire flows on from the Basement Tapes and A.S. Byatt looks out at the Byrds; in which Far from the Madding Crowd follows Ezekiel and Bob Geldof introduces Jean Genet; and in which Hank and William Carlos Williams stand side by side while J.R.R. Tolkien trails the Titanic. Most of all, of course, it's a world in which everyone and everything interconnects, in endlessly fascinating ways, with one of our greatest living artists: Bob Dylan. Click here to read an interview with Michael Gray: http://www.continuumbooks.com/news/details.aspx?NewsID=202&ImprintID=2&CountryID=2&ReturnType=2 "Michael Gray... probably Dylan's single most assiduous critic." — New York Review of Books "Fans of Bob Dylan have a multitude of choices when it comes to biographies and retrospectives, but author Michael Gray outdistances them all with this voluminous collection of all things Dylan. ... Insightful and entertaining, Gray's tome will broaden appreciation of the artist, his influences and his legacy." -Publishers Weekly (starred review) "...has all you need to know, and more" -Richard Corliss, Time "This is no mere catalog of facts, but a work of oceanic immersion. It has wit, opinion, style, and asks to be read, not just consulted." -Village Voice "Deeply impressive...destined to be the most important Dylan book, bar none."-Gerry Smith, The Dylan Daily "Utterly idiosyncratic." -Janet Maslin, New York Times "Amazingly well-researched and surprisingly readable work." -Library Journal (starred review) "Door-stopping detail." -Toronto Star "Magnificent...won't just astonish readers with its detail about Dylan's work...contains so many insights and refutes so many myths about the rock 'n' roll era in general that it's invaluable as both a reference guide and a personality study." -Nashville City Paper "Comprehensive and up-to-date." -Slate


The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia

Filename: the-bob-dylan-encyclopedia.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015064707592
Release Date: 2006-09-21
Number of pages: 800
Author: Michael Gray
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Download and read online The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia in PDF and EPUB The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia is one of the most wide-ranging, informed, entertaining, provocative, and compulsively readable books ever written about popular music. It's the culmination of over thirty years of dedicated research and scholarship by Michael Gray. Inside these pages, you'll find a world of ideas, facts, and opinions. It's a world in which Baudelaire flows on from the Basement Tapes and A.S. Byatt looks out at the Byrds; in which Far from the Madding Crowd follows Ezekiel and Bob Geldof introduces Jean Genet; and in which Hank and William Carlos Williams stand side by side while J.R.R. Tolkien trails the Titanic. Most of all, of course, it's a world in which everyone and everything interconnects, in endlessly fascinating ways, with one of our greatest living artists: Bob Dylan. Click here to read an interview with Michael Gray: http://www.continuumbooks.com/news/details.aspx?NewsID=202&ImprintID=2&CountryID=2&ReturnType=2 "Michael Gray... probably Dylan's single most assiduous critic." — New York Review of Books "Fans of Bob Dylan have a multitude of choices when it comes to biographies and retrospectives, but author Michael Gray outdistances them all with this voluminous collection of all things Dylan. ... Insightful and entertaining, Gray's tome will broaden appreciation of the artist, his influences and his legacy." -Publishers Weekly (starred review) "...has all you need to know, and more" -Richard Corliss, Time "This is no mere catalog of facts, but a work of oceanic immersion. It has wit, opinion, style, and asks to be read, not just consulted." -Village Voice "Deeply impressive...destined to be the most important Dylan book, bar none."-Gerry Smith, The Dylan Daily "Utterly idiosyncratic." -Janet Maslin, New York Times "Amazingly well-researched and surprisingly readable work." -Library Journal (starred review) "Door-stopping detail." -Toronto Star "Magnificent...won't just astonish readers with its detail about Dylan's work...contains so many insights and refutes so many myths about the rock 'n' roll era in general that it's invaluable as both a reference guide and a personality study." -Nashville City Paper "Comprehensive and up-to-date." -Slate


Keys to the Rain

Filename: keys-to-the-rain.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015057481320
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 724
Author: Oliver Trager
Publisher:

Download and read online Keys to the Rain in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan

Filename: the-cambridge-companion-to-bob-dylan.pdf
ISBN: 1139828436
Release Date: 2009-02-19
Number of pages: 185
Author: Kevin J. H. Dettmar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan in PDF and EPUB A towering figure in American culture and a global twentieth-century icon, Bob Dylan has been at the centre of American life for over forty years. The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan brings fresh insights into the imposing range of Dylan's creative output. The first Part approaches Dylan's output thematically, tracing the evolution of Dylan's writing and his engagement with American popular music, religion, politics, fame, and his work as a songwriter and performer. Essays in Part II analyse his landmark albums to examine the consummate artistry of Dylan's most accomplished studio releases. As a writer Dylan has courageously chronicled and interpreted many of the cultural upheavals in America since World War II. This book will be invaluable both as a guide for students of Dylan and twentieth-century culture, and for his fans, providing a set of new perspectives on a much-loved writer and composer.


Tarantula

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ISBN: 1439107661
Release Date: 2008-06-23
Number of pages: 160
Author: Bob Dylan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Tarantula in PDF and EPUB WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE Music legend Bob Dylan's only work of fiction—a combination of stream of consciousness prose, lyrics, and poetry that gives fans insight into one of the most influential singer-songwriters of our time. Written in 1966, Tarantula is a collection of poems and prose that evokes the turbulence of the times in which it was written, and gives a unique insight into Dylan's creative evolution. It captures Bob Dylan's preoccupations at a crucial juncture in his artistic development, showcasing the imagination of a folk poet laureate who was able to combine the humanity and compassion of his country roots with the playful surrealism of modern art. Angry, funny, and strange, the poems and prose in this collection reflect the concerns found in Dylan's most seminal music: a sense of protest, a verbal playfulness and spontaneity, and a belief in the artistic legitimacy of chronicling everyday life and eccentricity on the street.


Bob Dylan In America

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ISBN: 9781407074115
Release Date: 2011-02-15
Number of pages: 400
Author: Sean Wilentz
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Bob Dylan In America in PDF and EPUB A brilliantly written and groundbreaking book about Dylan's music – now the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2016 – and its musical, political and cultural roots in early 20th-century America Growing up in Greenwich Village in the 1960s Sean Wilentz discovered the music of Bob Dylan as a young teenager. Almost half a century later, now a distinguished professor of American history, he revisits Dylan's work with the critical skills of a scholar and the passion of a fan. Drawing partly on his work as the current historian-in-residence on Dylan's official website, Sean Wilentz provides a unique blend of biography, memoir and analysis in a book which, much like its subject, shifts gears and changes shape as the occasion demands.


Hand Me My Travelin Shoes

Filename: hand-me-my-travelin-shoes.pdf
ISBN: 9781569763377
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Number of pages: 448
Author: Michael Gray
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Download and read online Hand Me My Travelin Shoes in PDF and EPUB Evoking the turbulent past of the subject's time and place, this odyssey to rural Georgia peels back the many layers of Blind Willie McTell's compelling, occasionally shocking, but ultimately uplifting story. Portraying him as one of the most gifted artists of his generation, this account uncovers the secrets of McTell's ancestry, the hardships he suffered--including being blind from birth--and the successes he enjoyed. Traveling throughout the South and beyond, this personal and moving journey unearths a lost world of black music, exploring why he drifted in and out of the public eye, how he was "rediscovered" time and again through chance meetings, and why, until now, so little has been written about the life of this extraordinary man. Part biography, part travelogue, part social history, this atmospheric, unforgettable tale connects the subject's life to the tumultuous sweep of history, exploding every stereotype about blues musicians and revealing a vulnerable milieu of poverty and discrimination, demonstrating that little may have changed in the Deep South, even today.


Revolution in the Air

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ISBN: UOM:39015078789396
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 482
Author: Clinton Heylin
Publisher:

Download and read online Revolution in the Air in PDF and EPUB A comprehensive book on Bob Dylan's song lyrics, this volume arranges the more than 300 songs by the date they were actually written rather than when they appeared on albums.


Political Folk Music in America from Its Origins to Bob Dylan

Filename: political-folk-music-in-america-from-its-origins-to-bob-dylan.pdf
ISBN: 9780786456017
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Number of pages: 213
Author: Lawrence J. Epstein
Publisher: McFarland

Download and read online Political Folk Music in America from Its Origins to Bob Dylan in PDF and EPUB "Musicians sang with fierce moral voices as they tried to relieve human suffering and transform an uncaring society. Many produced work in the midst of personal failure and troubled relationships, and under the influence of radical ideas. This work examines both the long tradition of folk music, and the lives of those who wrote its most enduring songs"--Provided by publisher.


Encyclopedia of Beat Literature

Filename: encyclopedia-of-beat-literature.pdf
ISBN: 9781438109084
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Number of pages: 414
Author: Kurt Hemmer
Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Download and read online Encyclopedia of Beat Literature in PDF and EPUB Discusses the literary works and great authors of the Beat Generation.


The Bob Dylan scrapbook

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ISBN: 0743285344
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 64
Author: Robert Santelli
Publisher:

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Bob Dylan All the Songs

Filename: bob-dylan-all-the-songs.pdf
ISBN: 9780316353533
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Number of pages: 704
Author: Philippe Margotin
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

Download and read online Bob Dylan All the Songs in PDF and EPUB Get the story behind every recording session, album, and single released during Bob Dylan's illustrious-and now Nobel Prize-winning-career. Bob Dylan: All the Songs is the New York Times bestselling, definitive book that captures Dylan's creative process and his organic, unencumbered style of recording. It is the only book to tell the stories, many unfamiliar even to his most fervent fans, behind all the 492 songs he released. Organized chronologically by album, Margotin and Guesdon recount the details that led to the composition of Dylan's recorded songs, what went on in the recording studio, what instruments he used, and behind-the-scenes account of the great artists who worked with Dylan. Lyrics and accounts of the recording sessions are accompanied by classic photos, both in and out of the studio, to create a true Dylan treasury. Bob Dylan: All the Songs is the comprehensive record of the music career which defined an era, delighted fans for more than 50 years and has now won the world's most prestigious prize. Please note that the ebook does not contain images.


A Freewheelin Time

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ISBN: 9781845138004
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Number of pages: 384
Author: Suze Rotolo
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

Download and read online A Freewheelin Time in PDF and EPUB DIV ‘I met Bob Dylan in 1961 when I was seventeen years old and he was twenty…’ So begins the acclaimed memoir of Suze Rotolo, the woman who was Bob Dylan’s girlfriend in the early sixties. She reveals the romantic story of their sweet but sometimes wrenching love affair and its eventual collapse under the pressure of Dylan’s growing fame. Despite having never previously raised her head above the parapet to write about her time with him, people are probably more familiar with Rotolo than they might think: it is she who is pictured arm in arm with Dylan on the iconic sleeve of his 1963 sophomore album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. Set during the time when Dylan was writing the soundtrack to the cultural revolution of the 1960s, this is a unique and remarkable narrative of a place and time when art, culture and politics all seemed to be conspiring to make America a freer, more equitable place. With a supporting cast that includes Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Phil Ochs, Joan Baez and Andy Warhol, this is essential reading for Dylan fans and anyone fascinated by the Sixties. /div


Dylan s Visions of Sin

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ISBN: 9780857862020
Release Date: 2011-05-05
Number of pages: 528
Author: Christopher Ricks
Publisher: Canongate Books

Download and read online Dylan s Visions of Sin in PDF and EPUB ‘I consider myself a poet first and a musician second’ ‘It ain’t the melodies that’re important man, it’s the words’ Two quotes from Dylan himself that underline the importance of this book. Dylanology thrives. There is no shortage of books about him and many of them will be dusted off for his 70th birthday. This one, however, stands on its own both for its unusual approach and for the virtuosity of its execution. Ricks’s scheme, aptly, is to examine Dylan’s songs through the biblical concepts of the seven deadly Sins, the four Virtues, and the three Heavenly Graces. He carries it off with panache. Ricks may be the most eminent literary critic of his generation but nobody should feel his book is one of earnest, unapproachable exegesis, on the contrary it has a flamboyance, almost effervescence about it that is captivating. Ricks boldly and successfully judges Dylan as a poet not a lyricist and in his tour-de-force makes endless illuminating comparisons with canonical writers such as Eliot, Hardy, Hopkins and Larkin.


The Bible in the Lyrics of Bob Dylan

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ISBN: 0947730036
Release Date: 1985
Number of pages: 65
Author: Colbert S. Cartwright
Publisher:

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