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Performed Literature : Words and Music by Bob Dylan :  Words and Music by Bob Dylan - Betsy Bowden

Performed Literature : Words and Music by Bob Dylan

Words and Music by Bob Dylan

Paperback Published: June 2001
ISBN: 9780761819479
Number Of Pages: 280

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Bob Dylan is not a poet. He is a singer-songwriter, a performing artist. The unit of his art, as collected and documented by his intended audience, is the live performance. Right now, no existing technological tool can give researchers ready access to his entire corpus of work. Revised from the author's Ph.D. dissertation (UC Berkeley, 1978) and again from its first edition (Indiana UP, 1982), Performed Literature develops a methodology for close analysis of verbal art that is heard, not seen, using as comparative examples 24 performances of 11 songs by Bob Dylan. The second edition adds a preface, two major appendices and one minor one, and a detailed index.

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Anyone seriously into Dylan as an artist should have this book.--On The Tracks

Preface to the Second Editionp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Overviewp. 1
Protestsp. 7
Developmentsp. 25
Performancesp. 53
Causesp. 71
Effectsp. 103
Improvementsp. 125
Aestheticsp. 159
Texts and Recording Information for Performances Discussedp. 177
Dylan's Albums 1961-1976p. 207
Practical Suggestions for Analysis of Performancep. 213
Published Reference Sources on Bob Dylanp. 219
A Dylan Chronology, through 1997p. 227
The Dylan Exam, F69, UW Madisonp. 233
Notesp. 235
Bibliographyp. 249
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780761819479
ISBN-10: 0761819479
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: June 2001
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.24  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised