The Lyrics

The Lyrics Author Bob Dylan
ISBN-10 9781451648768
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 961
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A major publishing event—a beautiful, comprehensive collection of the lyrics of Bob Dylan with artwork from thirty-three albums, edited and with an introduction by Christopher Ricks. As it was well put by Al Kooper (the man behind the organ on “Like a Rolling Stone”), “Bob is the equivalent of William Shakespeare. What Shakespeare did in his time, Bob does in his time.” Christopher Ricks, editor of T. S. Eliot, Samuel Beckett, Tennyson, and The Oxford Book of English Verse, has no argument with Mr. Kooper's assessment, and Dylan is attended to accordingly in this authoritative edition of his lyrics. In the words of Ricks: “For fifty years, all the world has delighted in Bob Dylan's books of words and more than words: provocative, mysterious, touching, baffling, not-to-be-pinned-down, intriguing, and a reminder that genius is free to do as it chooses. And, again and again, these are not the words that he sings on the initially released albums.” This edition changes things, giving us the words from officially released studio and live recordings, as well as selected variant lyrics and revisions to these, recent revisions and retrospective ones; and, from the archives, words that, till now, have not been published. The Lyrics, edited with diligence by Christopher Ricks, Lisa Nemrow, and Julie Nemrow. As set down, as sung, and as sung again.

Chronicles

Chronicles Author Bob Dylan
ISBN-10 9780857209580
Year 2011-07-07
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Winner of the NOBEL PRIZE in Literature 2016 This is the first spellbinding volume of the three-volume memoir of one of the greatest musical legends of all time. In CHRONICLES Volume I, Bob Dylan takes us back to the early 1960s when he arrived in New York to launch his phenomenal career. This is Dylan's story in his own words - a personal view of his motivations, frustrations and remarkable creativity. Publication of CHRONICLES Volume I is a publishing and cultural event of the highest magnitude.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Author Jeremy Roberts
ISBN-10 0822513684
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Twenty-First Century Books
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Examines the life and career of Bob Dylan, including his childhood in Minnesota, early performances in Greenwich Village, commercial success, and awards.

Tarantula

Tarantula Author Bob Dylan
ISBN-10 1439107661
Year 2008-06-23
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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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

Bob Dylan Author Kathleen Beal
ISBN-10 0871913992
Year 1974
Pages 31
Language en
Publisher Creative Company
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A brief biography of one of the most influential composers and singers of popular music during the 1960's.

How to Analyze the Music of Bob Dylan

How to Analyze the Music of Bob Dylan Author Teresa Ryan Manzella
ISBN-10 9781617876394
Year 2011-08-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher ABDO
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This title explores the creative works of famous musician Bob Dylan. Music analyzed includes Bob Dylan's protest songs ("The Times They Are A-Changin'," "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall," and "Blowin' In The Wind"), Bob Dylan's personal songs ("It Ain't Me, Babe" and "Positively 4th Street"), Blood on the Tracks, and "Hurricane" and "Joey" from Desire. Clear, comprehensive text gives background biographical information of Dylan. "You Critique It" feature invites readers to analyze other creative works on their own. A table of contents, timeline, list of works, resources, source notes, glossary, and an index are also included. Essential Critiques is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Isis

Isis Author Derek Barker
ISBN-10 190092482X
Year 2004
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Helter Skelter Limited
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Updated edition of the acclaimed anthology; oral biography; reference book and listening guide from the ultimate Dylan experts.

Grown Up Anger

Grown Up Anger Author Daniel Wolff
ISBN-10 9780062451712
Year 2017-06-13
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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A tour de force of storytelling years in the making: a dual biography of two of the greatest songwriters, Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, that is also a murder mystery and a history of labor relations and socialism, big business and greed in twentieth-century America—woven together in one epic saga that holds meaning for all working Americans today. When thirteen-year-old Daniel Wolff first heard Bob Dylan’s "Like a Rolling Stone," it ignited a life-long interest in understanding the rock poet’s anger. When he later discovered "Song to Woody," Dylan’s tribute to his hero, Woody Guthrie, Wolff believed he’d uncovered one source of Dylan’s rage. Sifting through Guthrie’s recordings, Wolff found "1913 Massacre"—a song which told the story of a union Christmas party during a strike in Calumet, Michigan, in 1913 that ended in horrific tragedy. Following the trail from Dylan to Guthrie to an event that claimed the lives of seventy-four men, women, and children a century ago, Wolff found himself tracing the history of an anger that has been passed down for decades. From America’s early industrialized days, an epic battle to determine the country’s direction has been waged, pitting bosses against workers and big business against the labor movement. In Guthrie’s eyes, the owners ultimately won; the 1913 Michigan tragedy was just one example of a larger lost history purposely distorted and buried in time. In this magnificent cultural study, Wolff braids three disparate strands—Calumet, Guthrie, and Dylan—together to create a devastating revisionist history of twentieth-century America. Grown-Up Anger chronicles the struggles between the haves and have-nots, the impact changing labor relations had on industrial America, and the way two musicians used their fury to illuminate economic injustice and inspire change.

Bob Dylan and Philosophy

Bob Dylan and Philosophy Author Carl J. Porter
ISBN-10 9780812697605
Year 2011-05-24
Pages 225
Language en
Publisher Open Court
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The legions of Bob Dylan fans know that Dylan is not just a great composer, writer, and performer, but a great thinker as well. In Bob Dylan and Philosophy, eighteen philosophers analyze Dylan’s ethical positions, political commitments, views on gender and sexuality, and his complicated and controversial attitudes toward religion. All phases of Dylan’s output are covered, from his early acoustic folk ballads and anthem-like protest songs to his controversial switch to electric guitar to his sometimes puzzling, often profound music of the 1970s and beyond. The book examines different aspects of Dylan’s creative thought through a philosophical lens, including personal identity, negative and positive freedom, enlightenment and postmodernism in his social criticism, and the morality of bootlegging. An engaging introduction to deep philosophical truths, the book provides Dylan fans with an opportunity to learn about philosophy while impressing fans of philosophy with the deeper implications of his intellectual achievements.

Tangled Up in the Bible

Tangled Up in the Bible Author Michael J. Gilmour
ISBN-10 9780826416025
Year 2004-02-01
Pages 146
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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Gilmour suggests the various ways in which Dylan uses scripture both in an explicit and an implicit manner.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Author Anthony Scaduto
ISBN-10 1900924234
Year 2001-06-01
Pages 340
Language en
Publisher Helter Skelter Limited
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The first and greatest biography of Dylan, now reissued in 'B' format to coincide with Dylan's 60th birthday. Includes 8 pages of b/w photographs. 'Pioneering portrait of this legendarily elusive artist. It's a real treat.' - Q Magazine 'Still perhaps the best book about Dylan ever written.' - Record Collector 'I like your book, that's the weird thing about it' - Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Author Scott M. Marshall
ISBN-10 1944229647
Year 2017
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher BP Books
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Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life bridges the gap between purpose and meaning in grand fashion. It offers readers an informative, entertaining, and nuanced look into Bob Dylan's spiritual odyssey. Today, there is not a Dylan book in existence that exclusively focuses on his spiritual odyssey through years of research and original interviews. An exclusive, in-depth interview with Carol Dennis, Dylan's former wife, provides an absolutely unique feature to the book. Until now, Dennis has never publicly spoken at length about her former husband.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Author David Yaffe
ISBN-10 9780300124576
Year 2011
Pages 171
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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Offers a historical look at the life and career of Bob Dylan from four perspectives: his relationship to blackness, the influence of his singing style, his image on film, and his songwriting.