Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus

Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus

Writings 1968-2010

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
An author who has made a career of listening to Bob Dylan collects more than forty years of his essays on the music, performances, books, and movies by and about Bob Dylan, as he assesses the iconic figure's impact on his times.

Perseus Publishing
His foremost interpreter revisits more than forty years of listening to Dylan?weaving individual moods and moments into a brilliant history of their changing times

The book begins in Berkeley in 1968, and ends with a piece on Dylan’s show at the University of Minnesota?his very first appearance at his alma mater?on election night 2008. In between are moments of euphoric discovery: From Marcus’s liner notes for the 1967 Basement Tapes (pop music’s most famous bootlegged archives) to his exploration of Dylan’s reimagining of the American experience in the 1997 Time Out of Mind. And rejection; Marcus’s Rolling Stone piece on Dylan’s album Self Portrait?often called the most famous record review ever written?began with ?What is this shit?” and led to his departure from the magazine for five years. Marcus follows not only recordings but performances, books, movies, and all manner of highways and byways in which Bob Dylan has made himself felt in our culture.

Together the dozens of pieces collected here comprise a portrait of how, throughout his career, Bob Dylan has drawn upon and reinvented the landscape of traditional American song, its myths and choruses, heroes and villains. They are the result of a more than forty-year engagement between an unparalleled singer and a uniquely acute listener.



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& Taylor

An author who has made a career of living and breathing--and, of course, listening to--Bob Dylan collects more than 40 years of his essays on the music, performances, books and movies by and about Bob Dylan. By the author of Like a Rolling Stone.

Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2010]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781586488314
Branch Call Number: 782.4216 DYLAN MARCU
Characteristics: xx, 483 pages : portraits ; 24 cm

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