The world of Bob Dylan

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Cambridge University Press,, Cambridge, United Kingdom ;, p.1 online resource (2021)



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(OCoLC)fst00972484, (OCoLC)fst01071422, (OCoLC)fst01119301, bisacsh, fast, History and criticism., Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.), LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General., Popular music, Popular music., Singers., United States


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction. Time to Say Goodbye Again / Sean Latham -- Part I. Creative Life. A Chronology of Bob Dylan's Life / Kevin Dettmar and Sean Latham ; The Biographies / Andrew Muir ; Songwriting / Sean Latham ; The Singles : A Playlist for Framing Dylan's Recording Art / Keith Negus -- Part II. Musical Contexts. Folk Music / Ronald D. Cohen ; The Blues : "Kill Everybody Ever Done Me Wrong" / Greil Marcus ; Gospel Music / Gayle Wald ; Country Music : Dylan, Cash, and the Projection of Authenticity / Leigh H. Edwards ; Rock Music / Ira Wells ; Roots Music : Born in a Basement / Kim Ruehl ; The Great American Songbook : "Better Duck Down the [Tin Pan] Alley Way, Lookin' for a New Friend" / Larry Starr -- Part III. Cultural Contexts. American Literature / Florence Dore ; World Literature / Anne-Marie Mai ; The Beats / Steven Belletto ; Theatre / Damian A. Carpenter ; Visual Arts : Goya's Kiss / Raphael Falco ; Borrowing / Kevin Dettmar ; Judaism : Saturnine Melancholy and Dylan's Jewish Gnosis / Elliot R. Wolfson ; Christianity : An Exegesis of Modern Times / Andrew McCarron -- Part IV. Political Contexts. The Civil Rights Movement / Will Kaufman ; The Counterculture / Michael J. Kramer ; Gender and Sexuality : Bob Dylan's Body / Ann Powers ; Justice / Lisa O'Neill-Sanders -- Part V. Reception and Legacy. The Bob Dylan Brand / Devon Powers ; The Nobel Prize : The Dramaturgy of Consecration / James F. English ; Stardom and Fandom / David R. Shumway ; The Bob Dylan Archive® / Mark Davidson."Is there any writer or performer more haunting-and more haunted-than Bob Dylan? We recognize his songs, his vision, his inventiveness, his poetry, and especially that distinctive voice nearly everywhere: in music and film, popular culture and politics, global protest movements and intimate moments of self-reflection. As he now turns eighty, it's a shock to realize that, for most us, Dylan has always been there, singing, touring, laughing, snarling, and sometimes even hawking whiskey and underwear. Like the members of the Nobel committee that awarded him the world's most important cultural prize, we know he is one of the world's most influential artists. But which Dylan is it? The folk-singing activist who shared the stage with Dr. King at the March on Washington? The rocker in Ray Bans and a leather jacket who faced down hostile crowds by ordering his band to "play it fucking loud?" Is it the country boy who went Nashville and befriended Johnny Cash? Or the Beat-inspired hipster who took to the road with a ramshackle medicine show? The Christian convert? The brilliant curator of folk and blues? The Sinatra-inspired crooner? Or the weary old man who's "standin' in the doorway cryin'?""--Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.