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    Description"The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia" is one of the most wide-ranging, informed, entertaining, provocative, and compulsively readable books ever written about popular music. It's the culmination of over thirty years of dedicated research and scholarship by Michael Gray.Bob Dylan's outreach is too wide, too deep and too long for any book about him to cover it all. He'll be 65 years old when this book is published and his career spans 45 years of American history. The many different kinds of entry that are in the book include: biographies of singers, musicians, songwriters and composers who have influenced Dylan and/or worked with him; critical assessments and factual details (including place and date of recording, date of release and original catalogue numbers) for all Dylan's albums and for a large number of individual songs from decades of work; and, Dylan's key career and biographical moments.The many different kinds of entry that are in the book also include: biographies of writers, poets and other key cultural figures who have impacted on Dylan's work and/or who are mentioned within it, from William Blake to William Carlos Williams and from Lenny Bruce to Franz Kafka, in each case delineating the often surprising ways in which they connect to Dylan's work; short biographies of music critics and authors of books and major websites on Dylan; critical assessments & facts on Dylan's own books and films; and, discursive subjects, from Dylan Interpreters to Cowboy Heroes, and from The Use of Hollywood Dialogue in Dylan's lyrics, to 'frying an egg on stage'.


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    Title
    The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Gray
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 784
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 1,633 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780826429742
    ISBN 10: 0826429742
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-MU
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    BIC subject category V2: AVH
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    BIC subject category V2: AVGP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 540
    DC22: 782.42164092, 782.42166092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15970
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000, BIO004000, MUS033000
    LC classification: ML420.D98 G68 2008
    Thema V1.0: GBC, AVN, AVP, AVLP
    Edition statement
    Updated, Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    75 bw illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
    Publication date
    05 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    MICHAEL GRAY is a distinguished critic, writer & broadcaster. He graduated in History & English Literature at York University in the 1960s where he studied under the controversial, brilliant critic Professor F. R. Leavis, and where as a student journalist he interviewed the legendary American guitarist Jimi Hendrix. His pioneering study of Bob Dylan's work, Song & Dance Man, was the first full-length critical study of this crucial 20th Century cultural figure. It is now recognised as a classic in its field. Michael Gray is recognised as a world authority on the work of Bob Dylan and is an expert on rock'n'roll history and the blues, with a special interest in pre-war blues. Please visit his blog at http://bobdylanencyclopedia.blogspot.com.
    Review quote
    "Michael Gray's book embodies a lifetime of critical engagement with Dylan's art. It's probably the most comprehensive work on the subject, and also one of the most entertaining." The Guardian "This is a book to fall in love with." The Daily Telegraph"