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 Political World of Bob Dylan

The Political World of Bob Dylan
Author: Jeff Taylor,Chad Israelson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-07-15
ISBN: 1137477474
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Political World of Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

This work illuminates, identifies, and characterizes the influences and expressions of Bob Dylan's Political World throughout his life and career. An approach nearly as unique as the singer himself, the authors attempt to remove Dylan from the typical Left/Right paradigm and place him into a broader and deeper context.

The Political World of Bob Dylan

The Political World of Bob Dylan
Author: Jeff Taylor,Chad Israelson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-07-15
ISBN: 1137477474
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Political World of Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

This work illuminates, identifies, and characterizes the influences and expressions of Bob Dylan's Political World throughout his life and career. An approach nearly as unique as the singer himself, the authors attempt to remove Dylan from the typical Left/Right paradigm and place him into a broader and deeper context.

The World of Bob Dylan

The World of Bob Dylan
Author: Sean Latham
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2021
ISBN: 9781108730778
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.

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.

Polyvocal Bob Dylan

Polyvocal Bob Dylan
Author: Nduka Otiono,Josh Toth
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN: 303017042X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polyvocal Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

Polyvocal Bob Dylan brings together an interdisciplinary range of scholarly voices to explore the cultural and aesthetic impact of Dylan’s musical and literary production. Significantly distinct in approach, each chapter draws attention to the function and implications of certain aspects of Dylan's work—his tendency to confuse, question, and subvert literary, musical, and performative traditions. Polyvocal Bob Dylan places Dylan’s textual and performative art within and against a larger context of cultural and literary studies. In doing so, it invites readers to reassess how Dylan’s Nobel Prize–winning work fits into and challenges traditional conceptions of literature.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan
Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Publsiher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN: 0711246750
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

In this book from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the inspiring story of this iconic singer-songwriter, poet, and artist. Bob Dylan was born in Duluth, Minnesota. As a teenager, he played in various bands and, over time, his interest in music deepened, with a particular passion for American folk music and blues. Dylan moved to New York City in 1961, where he began to perform poetry and music in clubs and cafés in Greenwich Village. There, he recorded a number of albums that made him one of the most influential musicians of history. This fascinating book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the musician's life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

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.

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: 1317113012
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.

The Political Art of Bob Dylan

The Political Art of Bob Dylan
Author: David Boucher,Gary Browning
Publsiher: Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN: 1845406524
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Political Art of Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

Bob Dylan is one of the most significant figures in popular culture. In this book, the authors provide a multi-faceted analysis of his political art. They address Dylan’s career as a whole, dealing with such themes as alienation, protest, non-conformity, the American Dream, modernity and postmodernism and pivotal moments of Dylan’s career such as the ‘Judas’ accusation at the 1966 Manchester Free Trade Hall concert and Dylan’s comments on the need to aid American farmers at Live Aid, 1985. Dylan’s songs are analysed for their political meaning and for the songs in contemporary American political and popular culture. As notable specialists in the fields of political theory, literary criticism and popular culture the authors examine Dylan’s work from a variety of perspectives—aesthetic theory, Kant, Adorno, Lyotard, Lorca and Collingwood. Collectively, they question how Dylan’s work relates to the theory and practice of politics. In this second revised and expanded edition, the chapters have been revised and rewritten, with a new introduction exploring the enigma of Bob Dylan throughout the whole of his career and with a completely new Bob Dylan Timeline integrating Dylan’s life, songs and actions into the historical events that shaped his views. Two new chapters have been added, one focusing on the late Dylan, Masked and Anonymous and Love and Theft and another on Dylan at Live Aid and his stance on Farm Aid. This book is a must for anyone seriously interested in the legendary Bob Dylan.

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.

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: 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.

The Bob Dylan Albums

The Bob Dylan Albums
Author: Anthony Varesi
Publsiher: Guernica Editions
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781550711394
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bob Dylan Albums Book Excerpt:

In the process Varesi unearths new meaning in both Dylan's most famous works and in songs that have received less attention."--BOOK JACKET.

Historical Dictionary of Popular Music

Historical Dictionary of Popular Music
Author: Norman Abjorensen
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 694
Release: 2017-05-25
ISBN: 1538102153
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Popular Music Book Excerpt:

The Historical Dictionary of Popular Music contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on major figures across genres, definitions of genres, technical innovations and surveys of countries and regions.

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.

Bob Dylan s New York

Bob Dylan s New York
Author: June Skinner Sawyers
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2022-01-24
ISBN: 1467149667
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan s New York Book Excerpt:

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan
Author: Michael A. Schuman
Publsiher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-07-15
ISBN: 0766092062
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

Over the course of his 50-year career, musician Bob Dylan has won a Nobel Prize, has had an audience with the Pope, and has earned a multitude of accolades, from a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award to a coveted Kennedy Center honor. Not bad for a kid from a small city in northern Minnesota who just wanted to play rock and roll. His songs are legendary and his spiritual journeys have taken him all over the world. This biography explores the man, his music, and his distinctive life.

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: Jonathan Cott
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN: 1501173200
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

“A historical compilation to savor” (Los Angeles Times) that is “invaluable…irresistible” (The New York Times)—the ultimate collection of interviews and encounters with Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan, spanning his entire career from 1962 to today. Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews features over two dozen of the most significant and revealing conversations with the singer, gathered in one definitive collection that spans his career from street poet to Nobel Laureate. First published in 2006, this acclaimed collection brought together the best interviews and encounters with Bob Dylan to create a multi-faceted, cultural, and journalistic portrait of the artist and his legacy. This edition includes three additional pieces from Rolling Stone that update the volume to the present day. Among the highlights are the seminal Rolling Stone interviews—anthologized here for the first time—by Jann Wenner, Jonathan Cott, Kurt Loder, Mikal Gilmore, Douglas Brinkley, and Jonathan Lethem—as well as Nat Hentoff’s legendary 1966 Playboy interview. Surprises include Studs Terkel’s radio interview in 1963 on WFMT in Chicago, the interview Dylan gave to screenwriter Jay Cocks when he was a student at Kenyon College in 1964, a 1965 interview with director Nora Ephron, and an interview Sam Shepard turned into a one-act play for Esquire in 1987. Introduced by Rolling Stone editor Jonathan Cott, these intimate conversations from America’s most celebrated street poet is a “priceless collection with honest, open, and thoughtful musings…a fascinating window into his one-of-a-kind mind” (Publishers Weekly).