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Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus: Writings 1968-2010

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The book begins in Berkeley in 1968, and ends with a piece on Dylans 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 Marcuss liner notes for the 1967 Basement Tapes (pop musics most famous bootlegged archives) to his exploration of Dylans reimagining of the American experience in the 1997 Time Out of Mind. And rejection; Marcuss Rolling Stone piece on Dylans 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.

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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

About the Author

Greil Marcus is the author of When That Rough God Goes Riding and Like a Rolling Stone (both with PublicAffairs), The Old Weird America, The Shape of Things to Come, Mystery Train, Dead Elvis, In the Fascist Bathroom, and other books; a twentieth anniversary edition of his Lipstick Traces was published in 2009. With Werner Sollors he is the editor of A New Literary History of America, published by Harvard University Press. Since 2000 he has taught at Princeton, Berkeley, Minnesota, and the New School in New York; his column "Real Life Rock Top 10" appears regularly in The Believer. He lives in Berkeley.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781610391993
Author:
Marcus, Greil
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Author:
Marcus, Greil
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
B/W photos throughout
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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