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The Dylan Companion - David Gutman

Paperback Published: 20th April 2001
ISBN: 9780306809682
Number Of Pages: 416

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"To this day, wherever great rock music is being made, there is the shadow of Bob Dylan," said Bruce Springsteen at the induction of Dylan into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. Or to quote John Rockwell, "Anyone who didn't live through the sixties simply cannot realize how important his albums seemed then; they defined a community." Dylan is a musical, literary, political, and religious icon whose lyrics and mystique have spawned countless articles and books. "The Dylan Companion" is a generous helping of the best, most pungent, and most insightful commentary on Dylan from all phases of his career right up to the present: personal recollections and professional assessments from the likes of Ken Kesey, Greil Marcus, Joan Baez, Andrew Motion, Lester Bangs, Kurt Loder, Allen Ginsberg, Pauline Kael, Geoff Dyer, Simon Winchester, and Robert Christgau--over fifty pieces celebrating the sixty-year-old performer who somehow manages to stay forever young.

Editors' Note
Acknowledgements
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Introduction
North Country Bluesp. 1
Dr. Z. Agonistes: an appreciationp. 3
The folk music of the 1960s: its rise and fallp. 4
Bob Dylanp. 18
Is your love in vain - dialectical dilemmas in Bob Dylan's recent love-songsp. 33
Tears of Ragep. 57
Bob Dylanp. 59
Bob Dylan - a new voice singing new songsp. 62
Bob Dylan in the Madhousep. 66
Bob Dylanp. 71
Baez and Dylan: a generation singing outp. 81
Don't look backp. 88
Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I'll Go Mine)p. 93
Beat and balladp. 95
Highway 61 revisitedp. 98
The blessing of the damnedp. 102
All these people that you mention ...p. 117
Just like the nightp. 122
Time Passes Slowlyp. 125
Pop festival blast-offp. 127
A feir feld ful of folkp. 129
Dylan at Old Nassau (from Rolling Stone)p. 134
Dylan's new morningp. 137
Tarantulap. 139
Summing up the '60s, sizing up the '70sp. 143
Three poemsp. 145
Bob Dylan and Billy the Kidp. 148
Winterludep. 153
The metaphor at the end of the funnelp. 155
Cliches and American Englishp. 163
The Princep. 172
Bob Dylan's stories about menp. 183
On the Road Againp. 191
Blowin' in the Windy Cityp. 193
A cut abovep. 195
Bob Dylan and friends on the bus - like a Rolling Thunderp. 198
Adolescence nowp. 205
Bob Dylan's dalliance with Mafia chicp. 210
Bob Dylan's trajectoryp. 222
The Calvary gigp. 224
I Threw It All Awayp. 231
Born-again Bob: four theoriesp. 233
Amazing chutzpahp. 237
Bob Dylan finds his sourcep. 240
Sorry, Bobbyp. 242
God and man at Columbiap. 243
God, mode and meaning in some recent songs of Bob Dylanp. 247
Talking about licence to killp. 260
Too Much of Nothingp. 267
Renaldo and who?p. 269
Bob Dylan beyond Thunderdomep. 275
Figured I'd lost you anywayp. 279
The Dead and Dylanp. 282
Dylan at Wembleyp. 285
Speech at the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famep. 286
The calm after the stormp. 288
Trust yourselfp. 291
Not Dark Yetp. 297
Minnesota harmonica manp. 299
Aboard the never-ending tour busp. 301
Ruminations on mortalityp. 306
The times may be a-changin' but the songs are still the samep. 309
When the times a-changedp. 312
Afterword 2000p. 317
Selective Bibliographyp. 321
Discographyp. 342
Indexp. 355
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ISBN: 9780306809682
ISBN-10: 0306809680
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 20th April 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.16  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 2