Bob Dylan's outreach is too wide, too deep and too long for any book about him to cover it all. He'll be 65 years old when this book is published. His career spans 45 years of American history, and that history has intersected with his prolific songwriting, recording, touring, acting, filmmaking, TV appearances and interviews. He has published a novel and a book of drawings, composed for movie soundtracks and written a best-selling autobiography. He has found a place in the world of literature and academic study as well as in popular music. He is important to the history of the times, having given voice to a generation at a time of huge social change and political struggle; his songs are enmeshed in the story of the civil rights movement as well as the folk revival movement. His busy life has embraced everything from Bohemian excess to being Born Again. His work has revolutionised song, reaching into every area of popular music from folk to blues to rock to gospel. He has met and worked with untold hundreds of musicians, politicians, celebrities, singers, poets, writers, painters, filmmakers, actors and activists. He has released several dozen albums, written many hundreds of songs, in many cases adapting them from older folk and blues material, and recorded songs by many other composers. He has been the subject of an enormous number of books, academic conference papers, showbiz stories, essays and concert reviews. He has attracted more fanzine enthusiasm, and inspired more websites, than almost anyone in the world. In order to resist the forces of infinity pushing this book beyond all bounds, it was decided to exclude some categories of entrant. There are, inevitably, exceptions, but in principle the following have been omitted: background business people like concert promoters, accountants, lawyers, managers, music publishers, booking agents, film producers and so on; the majority of photographers, album-cover designers and magazine editors; and people whose only connection with Dylan is that they have made cover-versions of his songs. The many different kinds of entry that are in the book include: biographies of singers, musicians, songwriters and composers who have influenced Dylan and/or worked with him; critical assessments and factual details (including place and date of recording, date of release and original catalogue numbers) for all Dylan's albums and for a large number of individual songs from all through Dylan's decades of work; and Dylan's key career and biographical moments. It also includes: biographies of writers, poets and other key cultural figures who have impacted on Dylan's work and/or who are mentioned within it, from William Blake to William Carlos Williams and from Lenny Bruce to Franz Kafka, in each case delineating the often surprising ways in which they connect to Dylan's work; short biographies of music critics and authors of books and major websites on Dylan; critical assessments and facts on Dylan's own books and films; and discursive subjects, from Dylan Interpreters to Cowboy Heroes, and from The Use of Hollywood Dialogue in Dylan's lyrics, to 'frying an egg on stage'.
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Descrizione libro Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd, 2006. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket. 800 pages. as new-still in original shrink wrap (though there are two small tears to the plastic. Size: 7 1/2 x 10 1/8 ". Codice libro della libreria 78548
Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Academic, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. HAR/CDR. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0826469337
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Descrizione libro Continuum International, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1st Edition... A life's work, this extraordinary encyclopedia is an intense, exhaustive catalogue of every song, record, person and event that has ever come into known contact with Bob Dylan. Gray loads hid hard won expertise and opinion into every listing, and this is the ULTIMATE source book for the Dylan enthusiast. While it does not list what he had for breakfast on a December morning while reading Kafka in the bath, it does cover just about everything you would want to know. One pristine copy, unread, plus an unplayed equally pristine copy of the indispensable CD, plus, of course, 735 perfect pages of lore myth and magic, two columns per page, and a fulsome index. Heavy, as you would expect, and handsome with its shiny black cover boards adorned with a smashing silver portrait of the great man himself. Unsurpassable, unputdownable, this is THE Dylan book of all books. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0. Codice libro della libreria ABE-1285263289
Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Academic. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0826469337 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0524164