The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia: Revised and Updated Edition
The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia is likely one of the such a lot wide-ranging, proficient, unique, provocative, and compulsively readable books ever written approximately renowned track. it is the end result of over thirty years of devoted learn and scholarship through Michael grey.
Inside those pages, you can find an international of principles, proof, and reviews. it is a global within which Baudelaire flows on from the Basement Tapes and A.S. Byatt seems to be out on the Byrds; within which Far from the Madding Crowd follows Ezekiel and Bob Geldof introduces Jean Genet; and during which Hank and William Carlos Williams stand part through part whereas J.R.R. Tolkien trails the immense. so much of all, in fact, it is a global within which every body and every thing interconnects, in perpetually interesting methods, with considered one of our best dwelling artists: Bob Dylan.
"Michael Gray... most likely Dylan's unmarried such a lot assiduous critic." - New York evaluation of Books
"Fans of Bob Dylan have a large number of decisions in terms of biographies and retrospectives, yet writer Michael grey outdistances all of them with this voluminous choice of all issues Dylan. ... Insightful and
entertaining, Gray's tome will develop appreciation of the artist, his impacts and his legacy." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"...has all you must be aware of, and extra" -Richard Corliss, Time
"This is not any mere catalog of proof, yet a piece of oceanic immersion. It has wit, opinion, type, and asks to be learn, not only consulted." -Village Voice
"Deeply impressive...destined to be crucial Dylan ebook, bar none."-Gerry Smith, The Dylan Daily
"Utterly idiosyncratic." -Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Amazingly well-researched and unusually readable work." -Library Journal (starred review)
"Door-stopping detail." -Toronto Star
"Magnificent...won't simply astonish readers with its element approximately Dylan's work...contains such a lot of insights and refutes such a lot of myths in regards to the rock 'n' roll period as a rule that it is useful as either a reference consultant and a character study." -Nashville urban Paper
"Comprehensive and up-to-date." -Slate
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