Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan
Author: Greil Marcus
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2011-05-05
ISBN: 0571254489
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

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 on election night 2008. In between are moments of euphoric discovery: from Marcus' sleeve notes for the 1967 Basement Tapes to his exploration of Dylan's reimagining of the American experience in 1997's Time Out of Mind. And rejection; Marcus's Rolling Stone piece on Dylan's album Self Portrait -- often referred to as 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 American song, its myths and choruses, heroes and villains. They are the result of more than forty years' engagement between an unparalleled artist and a uniquely acute listener.

Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus

Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus
Author: Greil Marcus
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2010-10-19
ISBN: 1586489194
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus Book Excerpt:

Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan's life in music is revisited by his foremost interpreter -- 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.

Like a Rolling Stone

Like a Rolling Stone
Author: Greil Marcus
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006-04-04
ISBN: 0786736585
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Like a Rolling Stone Book Excerpt:

Greil Marcus saw Bob Dylan for the first time in a New Jersey field in 1963. He didn't know the name of the scruffy singer who had a bit part in a Joan Baez concert, but he knew his performance was unique. So began a dedicated and enduring relationship between America's finest critic of popular music -- "simply peerless," in Nick Hornby's words, "not only as a rock writer but as a cultural historian" -- and Bob Dylan. In Like A Rolling Stone Marcus locates Dylan's six-minute masterwork in its richest, fullest context, capturing the heady atmosphere of the recording studio in 1965 as musicians and technicians clustered around the mercurial genius from Minnesota, the young Bob Dylan at the height of his powers. But Marcus shows how, far from being a song only of 1965, "Like a Rolling Stone" is rooted in faraway American places and times, drawing on timeless cultural impulses that make the song as challenging, disruptive, and restless today as it ever was, capable of reinvention by artists as disparate as the comedian Richard Belzer and the Italian hip-hop duo Articolo 31. "Like a Rolling Stone" never loses its essential quality, which is directly to challenge the listener: it remains a call to arms and a demand for a better world. Forty years later it is still revolutionary as will and idea, as an attack and an embrace. How Does it Feel? In this unique, burningly intense book, Marcus tells you, and much more besides.

Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus

Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus
Author: Greil Marcus
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2010-10-19
ISBN: 9781586488314
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus Book Excerpt:

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.

Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus

Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus
Author: Greil Marcus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 642
Release: 2013-10-31
ISBN: 9782351763063
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus Book Excerpt:

Au cours de l'été 1963, un jeune type à l'allure débraillée arrive, guitare à la main, il est invité à partager la scène de Joan Baez lors d'un concert dans un champ du New Jersey. Greil Marcus, alors âgé de 18 ans, découvre Bob Dylan : " J'étais sidéré. J'étais décontenancé. Ce type avait débarqué sur la scène de quelqu'un d'autre et, même si à priori rien ne semblait le distinguer du reste du public, il y avait dans son comportement quelque chose qui vous mettait au défi de le définir, de le cataloguer et de l'ignorer, et c'était impossible. " Véritable coup de foudre pour Marcus qui devient un fan de Dylan et, par là même, un écrivain, dont le chanteur sera, pendant près d'un demi-siècle, l'un des sujets privilégiés... jusqu'à ce livre : Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus. On y trouve des réactions à chaud et de longs retours en arrière en quête d'histoires inconnues, mais avant tout une volonté de s'inscrire dans la conversation qui a toujours entouré l'oeuvre de Dylan, sa conversation avec son public, ses chansons, les chansons des autres, et lui-même. Convoquant John F Kennedy et Brigitte Bardot, Charlie Chaplin et Blind Willie McTell, Tom Paine et la " cinquième fille de la douzième nuit ", Georgia Sam et Martin Luther King, Bill Clinton ou Barack Obama, Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus est un livre unique sur Bob Dylan mais c'est aussi une magnifique histoire de l'Amérique.

Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus

Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus
Author: Greil Marcus
Publsiher: Galaade editions
Total Pages: 565
Release: 2016-01-21
ISBN: 2351763238
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus Book Excerpt:

Une magnifique histoire de l'Amérique ~" J'ai aperçu ce type, dont je n'avais pas bien saisi le nom, alors je suis allé vers lui. Il était en train d'essayer d'allumer une cigarette, il y avait du vent, ses mains tremblaient ; il ne prêtait attention à rien d'autre que l'allumette. Ma stupéfaction était telle, que ma bouche s'est ouverte : "Vous avez été formidable', ai-je dit. "J'ai été nul à chier', a-t-il rétorqué sans même lever la tête. " Au cours de l'été 1963, un jeune type à l'allure débraillée arrive, guitare à la main, il est invité à partager la scène de Joan Baez lors d'un concert dans un champ du New Jersey. Greil Marcus, alors âgé de 18 ans, découvre Bob Dylan : " J'étais sidéré. J'étais décontenancé. Ce type avait débarqué sur la scène de quelqu'un d'autre et, même si à priori rien ne semblait le distinguer du reste du public, il y avait dans son comportement quelque chose qui vous mettait au défi de le définir, de le cataloguer et de l'ignorer, et c'était impossible. " Véritable coup de foudre pour Marcus qui devient un fan de Dylan et, par là même, un écrivain, dont le chanteur sera, pendant près d'un demi-siècle, l'un des sujets privilégiés... jusqu'à ce livre : Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus. On y trouve des réactions à chaud et de longs retours en arrière en quête d'histoires inconnues, mais avant tout une volonté de s'inscrire dans la conversation qui a toujours entouré l'œuvre de Dylan, sa conversation avec son public, ses chansons, les chansons des autres, et lui-même. Convoquant John F. Kennedy et Brigitte Bardot, Charlie Chaplin et Blind Willie McTell, Tom Paine et la " cinquième fille de la douzième nuit ", Georgia Sam et Martin Luther King, Bill Clinton ou Barack Obama, Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus est un livre unique sur Bob Dylan mais c'est aussi une magnifique histoire de l'Amérique.

Conversations with Greil Marcus

Conversations with Greil Marcus
Author: Joe Bonomo
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN: 1617036234
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Greil Marcus Book Excerpt:

Greil Marcus once said to an interviewer, “There is an infinite amount of meaning about anything, and I free associate.” For more than four decades, Marcus has explored the connections among figures, sounds, and events in culture, relating unrelated points of departure, mapping alternate histories and surprising correspondences. He is a unique and influential voice in American letters. Marcus was born in 1945 in San Francisco. In 1968 he published his first piece, a review of Magic Bus: The Who on Tour, in Rolling Stone, where he became the magazine’s first records editor. Renowned for his ongoing “Real Life Top Ten” column, Marcus has been a writer for a number of magazines and websites, and is the author and editor of over fifteen books. His critique is egalitarian: no figure, object, or event is too high, low, celebrated, or obscure for an inquiry into the ways in which our lives can open outward, often unexpectedly. In Conversations with Greil Marcus, Marcus discuses in lively, wide-ranging interviews his books and columns as well as his critical methodology and broad approach to his material, signaled by a generosity of spirit leavened with aggressive critical standards.

Who Is That Man In Search of the Real Bob Dylan

Who Is That Man  In Search of the Real Bob Dylan
Author: David Dalton
Publsiher: Omnibus Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN: 0857127799
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Is That Man In Search of the Real Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

Bestselling author David Dalton goes in seach of the real Bob Dylan in an electrifying biography that puts all the others in the shade. As an artist Bob Dylan has been a major force for half a century. As a musical influence he is without equal. Yet as a man he has always acted like an outlaw on the run, constantly seeking to cover his tracks by confounding investigators with a dizzying array of aliases, impersonations, tall tales and downright lies. David Dalton presents Dylan's extraordinary life in such a way that his subject's techniques for hiding in full sight are gradually exposed for what they are, Despite the changing images, the spiritual body swerves, the manipulative nature and the occasionally baffling lurches between making sublime music and self-indulgent whimsy, the real Bob Dylan has never been more visible. Among the eyewitnesses cited are Marianne Faithful, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, Larry 'Ratso' Sloman, Nat Hentoff, Suze Rotolo and many more. Yet in the end it is Dalton's impressive ability to find revealing patterns in Dylan's multiple disguises that reveals more than we ever expected to learn about the real man behind the Dylan legend.

Bob Dylan A Biography

Bob Dylan  A Biography
Author: Bob Batchelor
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2014-01-22
ISBN: 0313381038
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan A Biography Book Excerpt:

Bob Dylan transcends music. He has established himself as one of the most important figures in entertainment history. This biography examines the life and work of the iconic artist, including his groundbreaking achievements of the last two decades. • Provides extensive cultural and historical context that demonstrates Dylan's lasting impact on American history • Supplies a comprehensive analysis of Dylan's iconic standing and influence on popular culture that readers will find fascinating, as well as underscores his status as more than just a singer, songwriter, or musician • Brings together disparate elements of biographical information, song and album analysis, and historical and cultural context not found in other works

Bob Dylan All the Songs

Bob Dylan All the Songs
Author: Philippe Margotin,Jean-Michel Guesdon
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN: 0316353531
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan All the Songs Book Excerpt:

An updated edition of the most comprehensive account of Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize-winning work yet published, with the full story of every recording session, every album, and every single released during his nearly 60-year career. Bob Dylan: All the Songs focuses on 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 the more than 500 songs he has released over the span of his career. Organized chronologically by album, Margotin and Guesdon detail the origins of his melodies and lyrics, his process in the recording studio, the instruments he used, and the contribution of a myriad of musicians and producers to his canon.

The Old Weird America

The Old  Weird America
Author: Greil Marcus
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-04-26
ISBN: 9781429961585
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Weird America Book Excerpt:

A Special Edition with a New Introduction and an Updated Discography This is Greil Marcus's acclaimed book on the secret music made by Bob Dylan and the Band in 1967, which introduced a phrase that has become part of the culture: "the old, weird America." It is this country that the book maps—the "playground of God, Satan, tricksters, Puritans, confidence men, illuminati, braggarts, preachers, anonymous poets of all stripes" (Luc Sante, New York magazine). In honor of Dylan's seventieth birthday, this special edition includes a new introduction, an updated discography, and a cover featuring never-before-seen photographs of the legendary recording sessions.

Folk Music

Folk Music
Author: Greil Marcus
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-10-11
ISBN: 9780300255317
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Folk Music Book Excerpt:

Acclaimed cultural critic Greil Marcus tells the story of Bob Dylan through the lens of seven penetrating songs Across seven decades, Bob Dylan has been the first singer of American song. As an artist, he has opened up the territory where Tony Bennett's "Once Upon a Time" can be sung as if it is as much a folk song as his own "Blowin' in the Wind," as recited by a fictional Malcolm X. As a writer and performer, he has rewritten the songbook until the traditional and credited sources that might have been printed on the title pages fell away, and it is only a matter of who we are listening to. Here Greil Marcus tells Dylan's story through seven of his most transformative songs. Marcus's point of departure is Dylan's ability to "see myself in others." The motor of his music is empathy: as at the beginning of his career in New York he spoke of writing a song about Emmett Till in the first person, nearly sixty years later he circled the globe as John F. Kennedy arguing with infinity as he waited between life and death. Like Dylan's songs, this book is a work of implicit patriotism and creative skepticism. It illuminates Dylan's continuing presence in cultures, especially where such capacious imaginative identification with the other is in short supply. This is not only a deeply felt telling of the life and times of Bob Dylan, but a rich history of American folk songs and the new life they were given as Dylan sat down to write his own.

Songbooks

Songbooks
Author: Eric Weisbard
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2021-04-23
ISBN: 147802139X
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Songbooks Book Excerpt:

In Songbooks, critic and scholar Eric Weisbard offers a critical guide to books on American popular music from William Billings's 1770 New-England Psalm-Singer to Jay-Z's 2010 memoir Decoded. Drawing on his background editing the Village Voice music section, coediting the Journal of Popular Music Studies, and organizing the Pop Conference, Weisbard connects American music writing from memoirs, biographies, and song compilations to blues novels, magazine essays, and academic studies. The authors of these works are as diverse as the music itself: women, people of color, queer writers, self-educated scholars, poets, musicians, and elites discarding their social norms. Whether analyzing books on Louis Armstrong, the Beatles, and Madonna; the novels of Theodore Dreiser, Gayl Jones, and Jennifer Egan; or varying takes on blackface minstrelsy, Weisbard charts an alternative history of American music as told through its writing. As Weisbard demonstrates, the most enduring work pursues questions that linger across time period and genre—cultural studies in the form of notes on the fly, on sounds that never cease to change meaning.

The World of Bob Dylan

The World of Bob Dylan
Author: Sean Latham
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN: 1108603033
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World of Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

Bob Dylan has helped transform music, literature, pop culture, and even politics. The World of Bob Dylan chronicles a lifetime of creative invention that has made a global impact. Leading rock and pop critics and music scholars address themes and topics central to Dylan's life and work: the Blues, his religious faith, Civil Rights, Gender, Race, and American and World literature. Incorporating a rich array of new archival material from never before accessed archives, The World of Bob Dylan offers a comprehensive, uniquely informed and wholly fresh account of the songwriter, artist, filmmaker, and Nobel Laureate whose unique voice has permanently reshaped our cultural landscape.

From Dickinson to Dylan

From Dickinson to Dylan
Author: Glenn Hughes
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN: 0826274528
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Dickinson to Dylan Book Excerpt:

Glenn Hughes examines the ways in which six literary modernists—Emily Dickinson, Marcel Proust, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Samuel Beckett, and Bob Dylan—have explored the human relationship to a transcendent mystery of meaning. Hughes argues that visions of transcendence are, perhaps surprisingly, a significant feature in modernist literature, and that these authors’ works account for many of the options for interpreting what transcendent reality might be. This work is unique in its extended focus, in a comparative study spanning a century, on the persistence and centrality in modernist literature of the struggle to understand and articulate the dependence of human meaning on the mystery of transcendent meaning. Hughes shows us that each of these authors is a mystic in his or her way, and that none are tempted by the modern inclination to suppose that meaning originates with human beings. Together, they address one of the most difficult and important challenges of modern literature: how to be a mystic in modernity.

Sounds of Rebellion

Sounds of Rebellion
Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publsiher: Britannica Educational Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-12-01
ISBN: 1615309136
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sounds of Rebellion Book Excerpt:

The music of the 1960s is perhaps as memorable as the historical milestones of the era. Timeless bands, such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, emerged from England while the U.S. saw the rise of such folk musicians as Bob Dylan and the explosion of soul, with such legends as Aretha Franklin and James Brown providing the soundtrack to the fight for civil rights. Accessible text captures the extraordinary sounds of this unforgettable period through profiles of its greatest musical talents, placing their stories in social and cultural context.

Popular Music and the Poetics of Self in Fiction

Popular Music and the Poetics of Self in Fiction
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-11-29
ISBN: 9004500685
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Popular Music and the Poetics of Self in Fiction Book Excerpt:

The volume explores the various intersections and interconnections of the self and popular music in fiction; it examines questions of musical taste and identity construction across decades, spaces, social groups, and cultural contexts, covering a wide range of literary and musical genres.

It s Just the Normal Noises

It s Just the Normal Noises
Author: Timothy Gray
Publsiher: University of Iowa Press
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2017-05
ISBN: 1609384881
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s Just the Normal Noises Book Excerpt:

Taking a personal approach to the subject matter, Timothy Gray reads criticism and listens to music as though rock 'n' roll not only explains American culture, but also shores up his life. In It's Just the Normal Noises, Gray examines a wide array of writing about roots music from the 1960s to the 2000s. In addition to chapters on the genre-defining work of Peter Guralnick and Greil Marcus, he explores the influential writings of Grant Alden and Peter Blackstock, the editors of No Depression magazine, and the writers who contributed to its pages, Bill Friskicks-Warren, Ed Ward, David Cantwell, and Allison Stewart among them. A host of memoirists and novelists, from Patti Smith and Ann Powers to Eleanor Henderson and Dana Spiotta, shed light on the social effects and personal attachments of the music's many manifestations, from punk to alt country to hardcore.

Dreams and Dialogues in Dylans Time Out of Mind

Dreams and Dialogues in Dylans  Time Out of Mind
Author: Graley Herren
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN: 1785278479
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreams and Dialogues in Dylans Time Out of Mind Book Excerpt:

Time Out of Mind is one of the most ambitious, complex, and provocative albums of Bob Dylan’s distinguished artistic career. The present book interprets the songs recorded for Time Out of Mind as a series of dreams by a single singer/dreamer. These dreams overlap and intermingle, but three primary levels of meaning emerge. On one level, the singer/dreamer envisions himself as a killer awaiting execution for killing his lover. On another level, the song-cycle functions as religious allegory, dramatizing the protagonist’s relentless struggles with his lover as a battle between spirit and flesh, earth and heaven, salvation and damnation. On still another level, Time Out of Mind is a meditation on American slavery and racism, Dylan’s most personal encounter with the subject, but one tangled up in associations with the minstrelsy tradition and debates surrounding cultural appropriation. Time Out of Mind marks the culmination of several recurring themes that have preoccupied Dylan for decades, and it serves as a pivotal turning point toward his late renaissance in terms of both subject matter and intertextual approach.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan
Author: John Nogowski
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0786435186
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

When Bob Dylan professed in a Rolling Stone interview to be the guy who "owned the Sixties," he was not overstating. Recently, the iconic American musician, author, and poet was named by the same magazine the second greatest artist of all time, outranked only by The Beatles. This six-part, updated examination of Dylan's five-decade career provides a comprehensive analysis of his writing and recording history. It features critical commentary on every song and album, including the many rare bootleg recordings. Parts Four through Six list and discuss Dylan's numerous appearances in film, in literature, on radio, and on television. The expanded introduction further analyzes the historical import of Dylan's prolific creative output, the first four decades of his career, and his amazing twenty-first-century musical comeback.