The Double Life of Bob Dylan

The Double Life of Bob Dylan
Author: Clinton Heylin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN: 0316535230
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Double Life of Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

From the world's leading authority on Bob Dylan comes the definitive biography that promises to transform our understanding of the man and musician—thanks to early access to Dylan's never-before-studied archives. In 2016 Bob Dylan sold his personal archive to the George Kaiser Foundation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, reportedly for $22 million. As the boxes started to arrive, the Foundation asked Clinton Heylin—author of the acclaimed Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades and 'perhaps the world's authority on all things Dylan' (Rolling Stone)—to assess the material they had been given. What he found in Tulsa—as well as what he gleaned from other papers he had recently been given access to by Sony and the Dylan office—so changed his understanding of the artist, especially of his creative process, that he became convinced that a whole new biography was needed. It turns out that much of what previous biographers—Dylan himself included—have said is wrong. With fresh and revealing information on every page A Restless, Hungry Feeling tells the story of Dylan's meteoric rise to fame: his arrival in early 1961 in New York, where he is embraced by the folk scene; his elevation to spokesman of a generation whose protest songs provide the soundtrack for the burgeoning Civil Rights movement; his alleged betrayal when he 'goes electric' at Newport in 1965; his subsequent controversial world tour with a rock 'n' roll band; and the recording of his three undisputed electric masterpieces: Bringing it All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde. At the peak of his fame in July 1966 he reportedly crashes his motorbike in Woodstock, upstate New York, and disappears from public view. When he re-emerges, he looks different, his voice sounds different, his songs are different. Clinton Heylin's meticulously researched, all-encompassing and consistently revelatory account of these fascinating early years is the closest we will ever get to a definitive life of an artist who has been the lodestar of popular culture for six decades.

The Double Life of Bob Dylan Vol 1

The Double Life of Bob Dylan Vol  1
Author: Clinton Heylin
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2021-04-08
ISBN: 1473569923
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Double Life of Bob Dylan Vol 1 Book Excerpt:

'The definitive, scrupulously researched biography of a life steeped in mystery' Observer The definitive biography of one contemporary culture's most iconic and mysterious figures - musical revolutionary, Nobel Prize-winner, chart-topping recording artist In 2016 it was announced that Bob Dylan had sold his personal archive to the George Kaiser Foundation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, reportedly for $22 million. As the boxes started to arrive, the Foundation asked Clinton Heylin - author of the acclaimed Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades and 'perhaps the world's authority on all things Dylan' (Rolling Stone) - to assess the material they had been given. What he found in Tulsa - as well as what he gleaned from other papers he had recently been given access to by Sony and the Dylan office - so changed his understanding of the artist, especially of his creative process, that he became convinced that a whole new biography was needed. It turns out that much of what previous biographers - Dylan himself included - have said is wrong; often as not, a case of, Print the Legend. With fresh and revealing information on every page A Restless, Hungry Feeling tells the story of Dylan's meteoric rise to fame: his arrival in early 1961 in New York, where he is embraced by the folk scene; his elevation to spokesman of a generation whose protest songs provide the soundtrack for the burgeoning Civil Rights movement; his alleged betrayal when he 'goes electric' at Newport in 1965; his subsequent controversial world tour with a rock 'n' roll band; and the recording of his three undisputed electric masterpieces: Bringing it All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde. At the peak of his fame in July 1966 he reportedly crashes his motorbike in Woodstock, upstate New York, and disappears from public view. When he re-emerges, he looks different, his voice sounds different, his songs are different. That other story will be told in Volume 2, to be published in autumn 2022. Clinton Heylin's meticulously researched, all-encompassing and consistently revelatory account of these fascinating early years is the closest we will ever get to a definitive life of an artist who has been the lodestar of popular culture for six decades.

The Double Life Is Twice as Good

The Double Life Is Twice as Good
Author: Jonathan Ames
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-07-14
ISBN: 9781439117477
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Double Life Is Twice as Good Book Excerpt:

Wildly original novelist, essayist, and performance artist Jonathan Aames delivers his best collection yet—a hilarious, risqué, and loveable selection of articles, essays, and fiction, including several previously unpublished pieces.With an HBO pilot based on this collection’s centerpiece (“Bored to Death”), his two hilarious novels, The Extra Man and Wake Up, Sir!, in development as films (with screenplays by Mr. Ames), a critically acclaimed graphic novel, The Alcoholic, under his belt, and an ongoing series of literary and not-so-literary stunts, Jonathan Ames has proven himself to be a writer of diverse and stunning talents. In The Double Life Is Twice as Good, fans will be treated to a deft and charming compilation of Ames’s journalism, personal essays, and short fiction. Featuring illuminating profiles of Marilyn Manson and Lenny Kravitz, his adventures at a goth festival in the Midwest, a story written for Esquire on a napkin, as well as a comic strip collaboration with graphic artist Nick Bertozzi, Ames’s unique style and personality-driven humor shines throughout this wickedly funny collection. Also included is the aforementioned short story, “Bored to Death,” a Raymond Chandler–esque tale about a struggling writer-turned-detective who becomes quickly embroiled in the search for a missing college co-ed. Described by The Portland Oregonian as “an edgier David Sedaris,” it’s no wonder that this comic mastermind’s already fervent and dedicated fanbase is continually growing.

Jacket Weather

Jacket Weather
Author: Mike DeCapite
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-10-12
ISBN: 1593766947
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jacket Weather Book Excerpt:

Nick Hornby meets Patti Smith, Mean Streets meets A Visit From the Goon Squad in this quintessential New York City story about two people who knew each other in the downtown music scene in the 1980s, meet again in the present day, and fall in love. Mike knew June in New York’s downtown music scene in the eighties. Back then, he thought she was “the living night—all the glamour and potential of a New York night when you’re 25.” Now he’s twice divorced and happy to be alone—so happy he’s writing a book about it. Then he meets June again. “And here she was with a raincoat over the back of the chair talking about getting a divorce and saying she’s done with relationships. Her ice-calm eyes are the same, the same her glory of curls.” Jacket Weather is about awakening to love—dizzying, all-consuming, worldview-shaking love—when it’s least expected. It's also about remaining alert to today's pleasures—exploring the city, observing the seasons, listening to the guys at the gym—while time is slipping away. Told in fragments of narrative, reveries, recipes, bits of conversation and snatches of weather, the book collapses a decade in Mike and June’s life and shifts a reader to a glowing nostalgia for the present.

Tearing the World Apart

Tearing the World Apart
Author: Nina Goss,Eric Hoffman
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2017-08-23
ISBN: 1496813332
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tearing the World Apart Book Excerpt:

Contributions by Alberto Brodesco, James Cody, Andrea Cossu, Anne Margaret Daniel, Jesper Doolard, Nina Goss, Jonathan Hodgers, Jamie Lorentzen, Fahri "z, Nick Smart, and Thad Williamson Bob Dylan is many things to many people. Folk prodigy. Rock poet. Quiet gentleman. Dionysian impresario. Cotton Mather. Stage hog. Each of these Dylan creations comes with its own accessories, including a costume, a hairstyle, a voice, a lyrical register, a metaphysics, an audience, and a library of commentary. Each Bob Dylan joins a collective cast that has made up his persona for over fifty years. No version of Dylan turns out uncomplicated, but the postmillennial manifestation seems peculiarly contrary--a tireless and enterprising antiquarian; a creator of singular texts and sounds through promiscuous poaching; an artist of innovation and uncanny renewal. This is a Dylan of persistent surrender from and engagement with a world he perceives as broken and enduring, addressing us from a past that is lost and yet forever present. Tearing the World Apart participates in the creation of the postmillennial Bob Dylan by exploring three central records of the twenty-first century: "Love and Theft" (2001), Modern Times (2006), and Tempest (2012)--along with the 2003 film Masked and Anonymous, which Dylan helped write and in which he appears as an actor and musical performer. The collection of essays does justice to this difficult Bob Dylan by examining his method and effects through a disparate set of viewpoints. Readers will find a variety of critical contexts and cultural perspectives as well as a range of experiences as members of Dylan's audience. The essays in Tearing the World Apart illuminate, as a prism might, their intransigent subject from enticing and intersecting angles.

Cult Pop Culture How the Fringe Became Mainstream 3 volumes

Cult Pop Culture  How the Fringe Became Mainstream  3 volumes
Author: Bob Batchelor
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2011-12-07
ISBN: 0313357811
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cult Pop Culture How the Fringe Became Mainstream 3 volumes Book Excerpt:

This three-volume collection of original essays examines cult pop culture, the often-seedy underbelly of American popular culture. • 60 essays examine cult topics based on linked subject matter • Organization by subject enables readers to quickly find what interests them most • A "Further Reading" section, including websites, films, and multimedia sources, helps readers to delve into cult pop culture topics in greater depth

Bob Dylan All the Songs

Bob Dylan All the Songs
Author: Philippe Margotin,Jean-Michel Guesdon
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2022-01-18
ISBN: 0762475722
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.

LIFE Bob Dylan

LIFE Bob Dylan
Author: The Editors of Life
Publsiher: Time Inc. Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2016-12-14
ISBN: 1683307135
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LIFE Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

On the occasion of Bob Dylan becoming the first songwriter to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature, LIFE presents this updated classic edition of Dylan’s illustrious and transformative life. With beautiful and rarely seen photographs and with a deeply engaging narrative the book takes readers from the icon's early days in Minnesota to his emergence onto the New York City folk-rock screen to his rise to the world’s most influential singer and poet. There is only one Bob Dylan and through this chronicling of his relationships, his controversial public stances and those unforgettable songs, Dylan comes to life. PLUS: An exclusive appraisal of Dylan’s place in the Nobel Prize pantheon.

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

The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia

The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia
Author: Michael Gray,Michael H. Gray
Publsiher: Burns & Oates
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2006-09-21
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia is 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 introduced Jean Genet: and in which Hank and William Carlos Williams stand side by side while J.R.R. Tolkien trails Titanic. Most of all, of course, it's a world in which everyone and everything interconnects with one of our greatest living artists: Bob Dylan.

The Mammoth Book of Bob Dylan

The Mammoth Book of Bob Dylan
Author: Sean Egan
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-05-12
ISBN: 1849017638
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mammoth Book of Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

Bob Dylan's impact on popular music has been incalculable. Having transformed staid folk music into a vehicle for coruscating social commentary, he then swept away the romantic platitudes of rock 'n' roll with his searing intellect. From the zeitgeist-encapsulating protest of 'Blowin' in the Wind' to the streetwise venom of 'Like a Rolling Stone', and from the stunning mid-sixties trilogy of albums - Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde - to Time Out of Mind, his stunning if world-weary comeback at the age of 56, Dylan's genius has endured, underpinned by the dazzling turn of phrase that has made him the pre-eminent poet of popular music. Because Dylan's achievements have no equal, his career is the most chronicled in rock history. Here, Sean Egan presents a selection of the best writing on Dylan, both praise and criticism. Interviews, essays, features and reviews from Dylan intimates and scholars such as John Bauldie, Michael Gray, Nat Hentoff and Jules Siegel are interspersed with new narrative and reviews of every single album to create a comprehensive picture of the artist whose chimes of freedom still resound.

Bob Dylan What the Songs Mean

Bob Dylan  What the Songs Mean
Author: Michael Karwowski
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-11-28
ISBN: 1838597557
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan What the Songs Mean Book Excerpt:

The meaning of Bob Dylan’s songs has long been debated by fans, critics and academics. When, in 2016, Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the significance of his songs was confirmed. Yet their meaning has never been demonstrably explained.

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives A L

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives  A L
Author: William L. O'Neill
Publsiher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Total Pages: 625
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives A L Book Excerpt:

A two-volume biographical resource for key individuals of the 1960s. Presents 500 entries describing Americans who defined the decade, including politicians, athletes, entertainers, and artists, among many others.

Encyclopedia of African American History

Encyclopedia of African American History
Author: Walter C. Rucker
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1136
Release: 2010-02-28
ISBN: 1851097694
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of African American History Book Excerpt:

Explores how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans and documents African American history to the present day.

Norman Mailer in Context

Norman Mailer in Context
Author: Maggie McKinley
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-08-26
ISBN: 1108809715
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Norman Mailer in Context Book Excerpt:

This volume offers new insight into the breadth of contexts that inform Norman Mailer's body of work. It examines important literary, critical, theoretical, cultural, and historical frameworks for Mailer's writing, highlighting the ways his work reflects the concerns of twentieth and twenty-first century America. This book traces Mailer's literary influences; his contributions to a variety of literary genres; his participation in the American political sphere; the philosophical, religious, and gendered contexts that shape his work; and the iconic American figures he profiled. The book concludes with reflections on Mailer's literary and cultural legacy, emphasizing his advocacy for literary freedom and the contemporary resonance of his work.

Aberration in Modern Poetry

Aberration in Modern Poetry
Author: Lucy Collins,Stephen Matterson
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2011-12-22
ISBN: 0786489014
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aberration in Modern Poetry Book Excerpt:

This critical work considers the role played by elements that might be considered aberrational in a poet’s oeuvre. With an introductory essay exploring the nature of aberration, these fourteen contributions investigate the work of major 20th-century poets from the U.S., Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Aberration is considered from the standpoint of both the artist and the audience, prompting discussion on a range of important issues, including the formation of the canon. Each essay discusses the status of the aberrant work and the ways in which it challenges, enlarges or supports the overall perception of the poet.

Blood Sweat and My Rock n Roll Years

Blood  Sweat  and My Rock  n  Roll Years
Author: Steve Katz
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-05-01
ISBN: 149301742X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood Sweat and My Rock n Roll Years Book Excerpt:

On paper Steve Katz’s career rivals anyone’s except the 1960s’ and ’70’s biggest stars: the Monterey Pop Festival with the legendary Blues Project, Woodstock with Blood, Sweat & Tears, and even producing rock’s most celebrated speed addict, Lou Reed. There were world tours, and his résumé screams “Hall of Fame” — it won’t be long before BS&T are on that ballot. He has three Grammies (ten nominations), three Downbeat Reader’s Poll Awards, three gold records, one platinum record, and one quadruple platinum platter (the second Blood, Sweat & Tears album), not to mention three gold singles with BS&T. All together, he’s sold close to 29 million records. He had affairs with famous female folk singers, made love to Jim Morrison’s girlfriend Pam when Jim was drunk and abusive, partied with Elizabeth Taylor and Groucho Marx, dined with Rudolf Nureyev, conversed with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Tennessee Williams, hung out with Andy Warhol, jammed with everyone from Mose Allison to Jimi Hendrix, and was told to get a haircut by both Mickey Spillane and Danny Thomas. But his memoir is more Portnoy’s Complaint than the lurid party-with-your-pants-down memoir that has become the norm for rock ’n’ roll books. It’s an honest and personal account of a life at the edge of the spotlight—a privileged vantage point that earned him a bit more objectivity and earnest outrage than a lot of his colleagues, who were too far into the scene to lay any honest witness to it. Set during the Greenwich Village folk/rock scene, the Sixties’ most celebrated venues and concerts, and behind closed doors on international tours and grueling studio sessions, this is the unlikely story of a rock star as nerd, nerd as rock star, a nice Jewish boy who got to sit at the cool kid’s table and score the hot chicks.

Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows
Author: Tim Lane,Elliot Cartledge
Publsiher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-06-01
ISBN: 1743584997
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing Shadows Book Excerpt:

Together Through Life

Together Through Life
Author: Matthew Ingate
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2022-02-28
ISBN: 1803138890
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Together Through Life Book Excerpt:

Bob Dylan has spent more than thirty years on the so-called Never Ending Tour, playing over 3,000 concerts all around the globe. This is the story of the ten most recent years of that tour; it is the story of Barcelona and Gothenburg, New York and Rome, Paris, Chattanooga and beyond. Climb aboard the magic swirling ship that is Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour and follow along around Europe and America, guided by Dylan’s past and present; by the history of the places he plays in and by everyone who is traveling by your side, as well. Featuring encounters with Lana Del Rey, Tony Garnier, Don Was, Spooner Oldham and more; this is the story of what it is to be a fan on the road with the most important artist of the last 100 years. This book will place you in the audience of Dylan’s final performance of 2011 as he traded vocals with Mark Knopfler; to the crowd in Gothenburg where his vocal renaissance shone through the rain in 2014, to the scene of the crime of his first electric gig in 1965 as he returned to Forest Hills Tennis Stadium for the first time 51 in years, has you sitting front-and-centre as he sings a one-off Standing in the Doorway in 2017 a few hours after finally picking up his Nobel Prize in Literature, leading you into the Shadow Kingdom in 2021. You’ll be transported back to Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome; into the Spanish and the American Civil Wars, and the streets of Minneapolis where the biggest Civil Rights Movement since the 1960s took place during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the story of traveling on the road with Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour, yes, but it is also the story of traveling Together Through Life.

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.