The ink in the grooves : conversations on literature and rock 'n' roll /

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Cornell University Press,, Ithaca [New York], United States, p.xi, 301 pages ; (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst01030479, (OCoLC)fst01099204, (OCoLC)fst01099252, 20e siècle., 20th century., 21e siècle., 21st century., Écrits de musiciens rock., fast, Histoire, Histoire et critique., History, History and criticism., Music and literature, Music and literature., Musique et littérature, Rock (Musique), Rock music, Rock music., Rock musicians' writings.


Includes bibliographical references.Introduction: Needles and pens / Florence Dore -- Let it rock / Michael Chabon -- The genius and modern times of Bob Dylan / Jonathan Lethem -- All the poets: Musicians on writing (interview with Scott Timberg) / Rhiannon Giddens -- Chronicles: Volume one (excerpt) / Bob Dylan -- Banjo interlude: An idle teen's life is saved by music / Daniel Wallace -- Tonight we improvise (excerpt from Sag Harbor) / Colson Whitehead -- Ubu lives!: Remembering punk and its stories / Rick Moody -- By heart (excerpt from Eat the document) / Dana Spiotta -- Precious resource: Rock and our generation of novelists (interview) / Jonathan Lethem and Dana Spiotta -- Whack fol the daddy-o: How I learned to hate Irish music slightly less / Roddy Doyle -- Dear Dylan (interview) / Lucinda Williams -- Iambic pentameter and the blues (interview) / Steve Earle -- Sir Patrick rocks! Dragging ancient ballads into the twentieth century, and what that can do to fragile young minds / Richard Thompson -- Two blue suedes / Laura Cantrell -- When we all get to Heaven / Randall Kenan -- English as a second language / Warren Zanes -- Cosmic ray / Peter Guralnick -- Ain't it always Stephen Stills / Lorrie Moore -- Black cowboys and Jimi Hendrix (interview) / Dom Flemons -- Anatomy of a Canned Heat hit: "Let's Work Together" by Wilbert Harrison / John Jeremiah Sullivan -- John Prine: The reluctant genius (interview) / Dave Jacques, Jason Wilbur, Fats Kaplin,and Pat McLaughlin -- The day the live concert returns / Dave Grohl -- Unknown band on a forgotten stage / Greil Marcus -- Right on time (interview) / Amy Helm"What is the relation between rock and literature? Compiled by 'rock novel' lit professor and indie musician Florence Dore, The Ink in the Grooves is a collection of essays and interviews about rock and literature from some of the most renowned novelists and musicians of our day-a backstage pass to musings on this topic from Richard Thompson, Colson Whitehead, Steve Earle, Michael Chabon, Rhiannon Giddens, Lucinda Williams, and others." --