Invisible Now Bob Dylan in the 1960s

Invisible Now  Bob Dylan in the 1960s
Author: John Hughes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-05-06
ISBN: 1317113020
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invisible Now Bob Dylan in the 1960s Book Excerpt:

Invisible Now describes Bob Dylan's transformative inspiration as artist and cultural figure in the 1960s. Hughes identifies Dylan's creativity with an essential imaginative dynamic, as the singer perpetually departs from a former state of inexpression in pursuit of new, as yet unknown, powers of self-renewal. This motif of temporal self-division is taken as corresponding to what Dylan later referred to as an artistic project of 'continual becoming', and is explored in the book as a creative and ethical principle that underlies many facets of Dylan's appeal. Accordingly, the book combines close discussions of Dylan's mercurial art with related discussions of his humour, voice, photographs, and self-presentation, as well as with the singularities of particular performances. The result is a nuanced account of Dylan's creativity that allows us to understand more closely the nature of Dylan's art, and its links with American culture.

Bob Dylan and the British Sixties

Bob Dylan and the British Sixties
Author: Tudor Jones
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN: 0429788487
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan and the British Sixties Book Excerpt:

Britain played a key role in Bob Dylan's career in the 1960s. He visited Britain on several occasions and performed across the country both as an acoustic folk singer and as an electric-rock musician. His tours of Britain in the mid-1960s feature heavily in documentary films such as D.A. Pennebaker's Don't Look Back and Martin Scorsese's No Direction Home and the concerts contain some of his most acclaimed ever live performances. Dylan influenced British rock musicians such as The Beatles, The Animals, and many others; they, in turn, influenced him. Yet this key period in Dylan's artistic development is still under-represented in the extensive literature on Dylan. Tudor Jones rectifies that glaring gap with this deeply researched, yet highly readable, account of Dylan and the British Sixties. He explores the profound impact of Dylan on British popular musicians as well as his intense, and at times fraught, relationship with his UK fan base. He also provides much interesting historical context – cultural, social, and political – to give the reader a far greater understanding of a defining period of Dylan's hugely varied career. This is essential reading for all Dylan fans, as well as for readers interested in the tumultuous social and cultural history of the 1960s.

All Along Bob Dylan

All Along Bob Dylan
Author: Tymon Adamczewski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-09-17
ISBN: 1000195872
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Along Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

All Along Bob Dylan: America and the World offers an important contribution to thinking about the artist and his work. Adding European and non-English speaking contexts to the vibrant field of Dylan studies, the volume covers a wide range of topics and methodologies while dealing with the inherently complex and varied material produced or associated with the iconic artist. The chapters, organized around three broad thematic sections (Geographies, Receptions and Perspectives), address the notions of audience, performance and identity, allowing to map out the structure of feeling and authenticity, both, in the case of the artist and his audience. Taking its cue from the collapse of the so-called high-/ low culture split following from the Nobel Prize, the book explores the argument that Dylan (and all popular music) can be interpreted as literature and offers discussions in the context of literary traditions, or visual culture and music. This contributes to a nuanced and complex portrayal of the seminal cultural phenomenon called Bob Dylan.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan
Author: Timothy Hampton
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 1942130554
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

A career-spanning account of the artistry and politics of Bob Dylan’s songwriting Bob Dylan’s reception of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature has elevated him beyond the world of popular music, establishing him as a major modern artist. However, until now, no study of his career has focused on the details and nuances of the songs, showing how they work as artistic statements designed to create meaning and elicit emotion. Bob Dylan: How the Songs Work is the first comprehensive book on both the poetics and politics of Dylan’s compositions. It studies Dylan, not as a pop hero, but as an artist, as a maker of songs. Focusing on the interplay of music and lyric, it traces Dylan’s innovative use of musical form, his complex manipulation of poetic diction, and his dialogues with other artists, from Woody Guthrie to Arthur Rimbaud. Moving from Dylan’s earliest experiments with the blues, through his mastery of rock and country, up to his densely allusive recent recordings, Timothy Hampton offers a detailed account of Dylan’s achievement. Locating Dylan in the long history of artistic modernism, the book studies the relationship between form, genre, and the political and social themes that crisscross Dylan’s work. Bob Dylan: How the Songs Work offers both a nuanced engagement with the work of a major artist and a meditation on the contribution of song at times of political and social change.

Dylan s Autobiography of a Vocation

Dylan s Autobiography of a Vocation
Author: Louis A. Renza
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-10-19
ISBN: 1501328530
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dylan s Autobiography of a Vocation Book Excerpt:

Many critics have interpreted Bob Dylan's lyrics, especially those composed during the middle to late 1960s, in the contexts of their relation to American folk, blues, and rock 'n' roll precedents; their discographical details and concert performances; their social, political and cultural relevance; and/or their status for discussion as "poems.†? Dylan's Autobiography of a Vocation instead focuses on how all of Dylan's 1965-1967 songs manifest traces of his ongoing, internal "autobiography†? in which he continually declares and questions his relation to a self-determined existential summons.

Bob Dylan s Poetics

Bob Dylan s Poetics
Author: Timothy Hampton
Publsiher: Zone Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-03-26
ISBN: 1942130155
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan s Poetics Book Excerpt:

A close examination of Bob Dylan's songs that locates his transgressive style within a long history of modern (and modernist) art. The 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature recognized Bob Dylan as a major modern artist, elevating his work beyond the world of popular music. In this book, Timothy Hampton focuses on the details and nuances of Dylan's songs, showing how they work as artistic statements designed to create meaning and elicit emotion. With Bob Dylan's Poetics, Hampton offers a unique examination of both the poetics and politics of Dylan's compositions. He studies Dylan not as a pop hero, but as an artist, as a maker of songs. Focusing on the interplay of music and lyric, Hampton traces Dylan's innovative use of musical form, his complex manipulation of poetic diction, and his dialogues with other artists, from Woody Guthrie to Arthur Rimbaud. Moving from Dylan's earliest experiments with the blues through his mastery of rock and country to his densely allusive more recent recordings, Hampton offers a detailed account of Dylan's achievement. Locating Dylan in the long history of artistic modernism, he examines the relationships among form, genre, and the political and social themes that crisscross Dylan's work. With this book, Hampton offers both a nuanced engagement with the work of a major artist and a meditation on the contribution of song at times of political and social change.

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.

American Folk Music as Tactical Media

American Folk Music as Tactical Media
Author: Henry Adam Svec
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-01-23
ISBN: 9048535859
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Folk Music as Tactical Media Book Excerpt:

This book draws on the fields of media archaeology, performance studies, and sound studies to explore the various modes of communication that can be uncovered from the long American folk revival.

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.

Collage in Twentieth Century Art Literature and Culture

Collage in Twentieth Century Art  Literature  and Culture
Author: Rona Cran
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN: 1317164296
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collage in Twentieth Century Art Literature and Culture Book Excerpt:

Emphasizing the diversity of twentieth-century collage practices, Rona Cran's book explores the role that it played in the work of Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O'Hara, and Bob Dylan. For all four, collage was an important creative catalyst, employed cathartically, aggressively, and experimentally. Collage's catalytic effect, Cran argues, enabled each to overcome a potentially destabilizing crisis in representation. Cornell, convinced that he was an artist and yet hampered by his inability to draw or paint, used collage to gain access to the art world and to show what he was capable of given the right medium. Burroughs' formal problems with linear composition were turned to his advantage by collage, which enabled him to move beyond narrative and chronological requirement. O'Hara used collage to navigate an effective path between plastic art and literature, and to choose the facets of each which best suited his compositional style. Bob Dylan's self-conscious application of collage techniques elevated his brand of rock-and-roll to a level of heightened aestheticism. Throughout her book, Cran shows that to delineate collage stringently as one thing or another is to severely limit our understanding of the work of the artists and writers who came to use it in non-traditional ways.

Music and Politics

Music and Politics
Author: James Garratt
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2018-11-08
ISBN: 1107032415
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and Politics Book Excerpt:

Changes our picture of how music and politics interact through a rigorous and wide-ranging reappraisal of the field.

Frostquake

Frostquake
Author: Juliet Nicolson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-02-04
ISBN: 1473566711
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frostquake Book Excerpt:

** THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ** 'Juliet Nicolson is brilliant at recapturing mood, moment and character . . . This book is a must' Peter Hennessy On Boxing Day 1962, when Juliet Nicolson was eight years old, the snow began to fall. It did not stop for ten weeks. The drifts in East Sussex reached twenty-three feet. In London, milkmen made deliveries on skis. On Dartmoor 2,000 ponies were buried in the snow, and starving foxes ate sheep alive. It wasn't just the weather that was bad. The threat of nuclear war had reached its terrifying height with the recent Cuban Missile Crisis. Unemployment was on the rise, de Gaulle was blocking Britain from joining the European Economic Community, Winston Churchill, still the symbol of Great Britishness, was fading. These shadows hung over a country paralysed by frozen heating oil, burst pipes and power cuts. And yet underneath the frozen surface, new life was beginning to stir. From poets to pop stars, shopkeepers to schoolchildren, and her own family's experiences, Juliet Nicolson traces the hardship of that frozen winter and the emancipation that followed. That spring, new life was unleashed, along with freedoms we take for granted today. 'Frostquake is wholly remarkable . . . a rare and engrossing read that brought that time straight back to my memory and consciousness' Vanessa Redgrave 'As gripping as any thriller, Frostquake is the story of a national trauma that came out of nowhere and changed us forever. Brilliantly written and almost eerily relevant to our current troubles, I read it in one sitting' Tony Parsons **A THE TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES 'BOOK TO LOOK OUT FOR' IN 2021**

Miles Davis

Miles Davis
Author: Clarence Bernard Henry
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN: 1317228391
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miles Davis Book Excerpt:

This research and information guide provides a wide range of scholarship on the life, career, and musical legacy of Miles Davis, and is compiled for an interdisciplinary audience of scholars in jazz and popular music, musicology, and cultural studies. It serves as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars sorting through the massive amount of material in the field.

Understanding Deleuze Understanding Modernism

Understanding Deleuze  Understanding Modernism
Author: Paul Ardoin,S. E. Gontarski,Laci Mattison
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN: 1623565308
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Deleuze Understanding Modernism Book Excerpt:

Understanding Deleuze, Understanding Modernism explores the multi-faceted and formative impact of Gilles Deleuze on the development and our understanding of modernist thought in its philosophical, literary, and more broadly cultural manifestations. Gilles Deleuze himself rethought philosophical history with a series of books and essays on individual philosophers such as Kant, Spinoza, Leibniz, Nietzsche, and Bergson and authors such as Proust, Kafka, Beckett and Woolf, on the one hand, and Bacon, Messiaen, and Pollock, among others, in other arts. This volume acknowledges Deleuze's profound impact on a century of art and thought and the origin of that impact in his own understanding of modernism. Understanding Deleuze, Understanding Modernism begins by "conceptualizing" Deleuze by offering close readings of some of his most important works. The contributors offer new readings that illuminate the context of Deleuze's work, either by reading one of Deleuze's texts against or in the context of his entire body of work or by challenging Deleuze's readings of other philosophers. A central section on Deleuze and his aesthetics maps the relationships between Deleuze's thought and modernist literature. The volume's final section features an extended glossary of Deleuze's key terms, with each definition having its own expert contributor.

The World of Bob Dylan

The World of Bob Dylan
Author: Sean Latham
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN: 1108499511
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World of Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

This book features 27 integrated essays that offer access to the art, life, and legacy of one of the world's most influential artists.

The Life the Work

The Life   the Work
Author: Rosalind E. Krauss,Getty Research Institute
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780892368235
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life the Work Book Excerpt:

It is often assumed that reading about the lives of artists enhances our understanding of their work--and that their work reveals something about them--but the relationship between biography and art is rarely straightforward. In The Life and the Work, art historians Thomas Crow, Charles Harrison, Rosalind Krauss, Debora Silverman, Paul Smith, and Robert Williams address this fundamental if convoluted relationship. Looking to such figures as Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, Vincent van Gogh, Paul C�zanne, Leonardo da Vinci, and the artists associated with the name Art & Language, the volume's authors have written a set of provocative essays that explore how an artist's life and art are intertwined.

Rock Music in American Fiction Writing 1966 2011

Rock Music in American Fiction Writing  1966 2011
Author: Martin Moling
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2021-09-20
ISBN: 1793647240
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Music in American Fiction Writing 1966 2011 Book Excerpt:

Rock Music in American Fiction Writing, 1966-2011 explores rock music and literature through the works of a diverse set of American writers in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The book foregrounds how popular music has inspired and transformed American literary production at the crossroads between modernism and postmodernism.

Catch a Wave

Catch a Wave
Author: Peter Ames Carlin
Publsiher: Rodale Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-06-26
ISBN: 1594868999
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catch a Wave Book Excerpt:

Now the subject of the movie Love & Mercy, starring John Cusack! Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson, along with Mike Love and Al Jardine--better known as the Beach Boys--rocketed out of a working-class Los Angeles suburb in the early sixties, and their sun-and-surf sound captured the imagination of kids across the world. In a few short years, they rode the wave all the way to the top, standing with the Beatles as one of the world's biggest bands. Despite their utopian visions, infectious hooks, and stunning harmonies, the Beach Boys were beset by drug abuse, jealousy, and terrifying mental illness. In Catch a Wave, Peter Ames Carlin pulls back the curtain on Brian Wilson, one of popular music's most revered luminaries, as well as its biggest mystery. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and never-before heard studio recordings, Carlin follows the Beach Boys from their earliest days through Brian's deepening emotional problems to his triumphant re-emergence with the release of Smile, the legendarily unreleased album he had originally shelved.

Highway 61 Revisited

Highway 61 Revisited
Author: Colleen Josephine Sheehy,Thomas Swiss
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0816660999
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Highway 61 Revisited Book Excerpt:

The young man from Hibbing released Highway 61 Revisited in 1965, and the rest, as they say, is history. Or is it? From his roots in Hibbing, to his rise as a cultural icon in New York, to his prominence on the worldwide stage, Colleen J. Sheehy and Thomas Swiss bring together the most eminent Dylan scholars at work today--as well as people from such farreaching fields as labor history, African American studies, and Japanese studies--to assess Dylan's career, influences, and his global impact on music and culture.

Isis

Isis
Author: Derek Barker
Publsiher: Helter Skelter Limited
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Isis Book Excerpt:

Updated edition of the acclaimed anthology; oral biography; reference book and listening guide from the ultimate Dylan experts.