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Bob Dylan Writings 1968-2010 by Greil Marcus

Bob Dylan Writings 1968-2010 by Greil Marcus

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Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus Writings 1968-2010 is a 481-page hardcover published in 2010 by Publicaffairs New York, and is a stated first edition.   The dust jacket has a closed tear along the bottom back flap crease. Inside the book is in good condition.

Book Summary

This book begins with rumor in Berkeley in the mid-1960s and ends up on Election night in Minneapolis in 2008. In one moment a small crowd holds its breath as a person pretending to be Bob Dylan performs from inside a wooden box; in another, Dylan appears for the first time at his erstwhile alma mater, the University of Minnesota, and on a night when the country voted for change, invest songs he has carried with him for nearly half a century with new meaning.

Between these two events, Greil Marcus, known throughout the world for his books Mystery Train, Lipstick Traces, and the Old, Weird America, has followed Bob Dylan's work with a fan's intensity in a detective's persistence. Here, that ranges from a Rolling Stone piece on Dylan's 1970 self-portrait, often called the most notorious record review ever written to a recognition of the depths of time out of mind nearly 30 years later. There are long investigations into the tangled stories told by old American music, and pithy 25 or 50 word comments on records, books, concerts, radio commercials, and nearly anything else under the sun. The result is a sparkling and enduring chronicle of a more than forty-year engagement between an unparalleled singer and a uniquely acute listener.

ISBN: 978-1-58648-831-4

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