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Born Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941, Bob Dylan is without question one of the most influential figures in the history of popular music. He not only revolutionised popular music by incorporating poetry in his folk and rock compositions, he also helped create a more inclusive and progressive consciousness in American culture.

 

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The Nobel Lecture

The Nobel Lecture

Author: Bob Dylan Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2017

On October 13, 2016, it was announced that Bob Dylan had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, recognizing his countless contributions to music and letters over the last fifty years. Some months later, he delivered a lecture that will now be available in book form for generations to come. In it, he reflects on his life and experience with literature, giving readers a rare and intimate look at an American icon. From being inspired by Buddy Holly to the novels that helped shape his own approach to writing (The Odyssey, Moby Dick, and All Quiet on the Western Front), this is Dylan like you've never seen him before.

100 Songs

100 Songs

Author: Bob Dylan Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/10/2017

WINNER OF THE 2016 NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE `100 Songs is a good start, for anybody lucky enough to be starting out with such a genius' The London Evening Standard A new collection of Bob Dylan's most essential lyrics - one hundred songs that represent the Nobel Laureate's incredible musical range through the entirety of his career so far. `The Nobel acknowledges what we've long sensed to be true; that Mr. Dylan is among the most authentic voices America has produced, a maker of images as audacious and resonant as anything in Walt Whitman or Emily Dickinson.' Dwight Garner, New York Times 'The Nobel committee got this right - Dylan's ongoing achievement in American song is a literary feat to celebrate in his gaudiest of ways.' Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone Bob Dylan is one of the most important songwriters of our time and the first musician in history to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. In 100 Songs, Dylan delivers an intimate and carefully curated collection of his most important lyrics that spans from the beginning of his career through the present day. Perfect for students and younger readers as well as long-time fans, this portable, abridged volume of Dylan's lyrics shines a light on the songs that mean the most from a music and cultural legend.

Tarantula (edicio en catala)

Tarantula (edicio en catala)

Author: Bob Dylan Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2017

"e;Tarantula"e; va ser escrit en 1966, pero no va veure la llum fins a 1971. Mentrestant, van circular diferents copies pirates que van potenciar el mite al voltant d'aquest llibre inclassificable. "e;Tarantula"e; combina lirica i prosa en un exercici proper a l'escriptura automatica i esta perfectament sintonitzat amb el moment en que Dylan ho escriu, que es tambe el punt algid de Ginsberg, Kerouac i Burroghs, els grans noms de la generacio beat. L'autor s'ha alliberat de les seves origens folk, ha abracat el rock i esta donant curs a un imaginari molt mes espontani i transgressor; fins al punt que aquest llibre es va considerar com el millor vehicle per iniciar-se al Bob Dylan que va sorgir despres de la publicacio del seu disc Highway 61 Revisited.

Cronicas I

Cronicas I

Author: Bob Dylan Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2017

Bob Dylan, cantautor de cantautores, recientemente galardonado con el Premio Nobel de Literatura, presenta la edicion del primer volumen de sus memorias. Las incomparables dotes de narrador y la exquisita expresividad que constituyen el sello distintivo de su msica hacen de "e;Crnicas"e; una reflexin penetrante sobre la vida y sobre las personas y los lugares que moldearon al hombre y su arte. En 1961 Bob Dylan llega a Nueva York y se instala en Greenwich Village dispuesto a encontrarse con Woody Guthrie, que por aquel entonces era el cantautor al que intentaba emular. El joven Dylan se busca la vida tocando en distintos locales mientras vive una gran historia de amor y se desarrolla como autor. Esa entrada en el mundo de la msica profesional, que culminar en 1962 con su primer contrato discogrfico, es el trasfondo de 'Crnicas I', un libro que recoge impresiones, vivencias y reflexiones, que presenta al primer Bob Dylan como un creador animado por una inquietud infinita. Si conocamos la calidad de Dylan como poeta, 'Crnicas I' nos descubre a un narrador extraordinario, capaz de alternar el recuerdo, lo elegaco y las observaciones ms mordaces e incisivas.

Croniques I (edicio en catala)

Croniques I (edicio en catala)

Author: Bob Dylan Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2017

El 1961 Bob Dylan arriba a Nova York i s'instal*la a Greenwich Village disposat a trobar-se amb Woody Guthrie que, en aquells moments era el cantautor a qui volia emular. El jove Dylan es guanya la vida tocant en diferents locals mentre viu una gran historia d'amor i es desenvolupa com a autor. Aquesta entrada en el mon de la musica professional, que culminara amb el seu primer contracte discografic, es el rerefons de 'Croniques I', un llibre que recull impressions, vivencies i reflexions, que presenta al primer Dylan com un creador animat per una inquietud infinita. Si coneixiem la qualitat de Dylan com a poeta, 'Croniques I' ens descobreix a un narrador extraordinari, capac de combinar el record, l'elegia i les observacions mes incisives.

Tarantula

Tarantula

Author: Bob Dylan Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2017

La opera prima del ultimo premio Nobel y uno de los artistas mas influyentes de nuestros dias. "e;Tarntula"e; es una suerte de lectura inicitica imprescindible para comprender el imaginario dylaniano que puebla sus canciones desde "e;Bringing It All Back Home"e;,"e;Highway 61 Revisited"e; y "e;Blonde on Blonde"e;. Los textos en verso y en prosa que conforman esta aproximacin a la escritura automtica no estn exentos de la musicalidad propia de las composiciones de Dylan de la poca ni de las preocupaciones que acompaan al artista en el que posiblemente sea el ao ms importante de su carrera: cierto inconformismo, una evidente y creciente predileccin por el genio verbal y por la espontaneidad, y la firme creencia en la legitimidad de la calle como fuente inagotable de inspiracin.

Letras completas

Letras completas

Author: Bob Dylan Format: eBook Release Date: 25/11/2016

Premio Nobel de Literatura 2016Bob Dylan, cantautor de cantautores, recientemente galardonado con el Premio Nobel de Literatura -del que slo hizo acuse de recibo por unas horas en su web-, presenta la edicin integral de su cancionero completo, en edicin bilinge. Esta edicin ofrece, por fin, la posibilidad de explorar el vastsimo -casi inconmensurable- universo potico del bardo de Minnesota, desde sus primeros tientos profesionales como cantautor contestatario e dolo de su generacin, hasta el da de la revelacin en el que se obr el milagro -sacrilegio para muchos- que le llev a abrazar las armas del rocanrol y electrificar su imaginario musical, despojndolo de las esencias folk que hasta entonces lo haban caracterizado. Con esa transformacin tambin llegara un nuevo lenguaje potico y su inclusin definitiva en el olimpo de los grandes del rock. De sus fugaces conversiones religiosas a otros credos y otros tantos desvaros tambin da noticia el propio cancionero, una obra que deviene en hoja de ruta lrica de la singladura vital de Bob Dylan. Con este volumen Malpaso inicia la publicacin de sus obras completas. Le seguirn 'Crnicas I', 'Tarntula' y 'Fotorretrica de Hollywood'. "e;Mucho antes del Nobel, Bob Dylan ya figuraba entre lo ms perdurable del siglo xx, al lado de Picasso y Buuel."e;Luis Alegre, El Pas"e;En la msica, Frank Sinatra puso la voz, Elvis Presley puso el cuerpo Bob Dylan puso el cerebro."e;Bruce Springsteen"e;Tres versos de Bob Dylan justifican cualquier galardn, incluso el Nobel de literatura."e;Nicanor Parra

The Lyrics 1961 - 2012

The Lyrics 1961 - 2012

Author: Bob Dylan, Lisa Nemrow, Julie Nemrow Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2016

Winner of the NOBEL PRIZE in Literature 2016 For the first time, a comprehensive, definitive collection of lyrics of music legend and poet Bob Dylan. A major publishing event - a beautiful, comprehensive collection of the lyrics of Bob Dylan with artwork from thirty-three albums. As it was well put by Al Kooper (the man behind the organ on 'Like a Rolling Stone'), 'Bob is the equivalent of William Shakespeare. What Shakespeare did in his time, Bob does in his time.' Christopher Ricks, editor of T. S. Eliot, Samuel Beckett, Tennyson, and The Oxford Book of English Verse, has no argument with Mr. Kooper's assessment, and Dylan is attended to accordingly in this authoritative edition of his lyrics. In the words of Christopher Ricks: 'For fifty years, all the world has delighted in Bob Dylan's books of words and more than words: provocative, mysterious, touching, baffling, not-to-be-pinned-down, intriguing, and a reminder that genius is free to do as it chooses. And, again and again, these are not the words that he sings on the initially released albums.' This edition changes things, giving us the words from officially released studio and live recordings, as well as selected variant lyrics and revisions to these, recent revisions and retrospective ones; and, from the archives, words that, till now, have not been published. As set down, as sung, and as sung again.

If Not for You

If Not for You

Author: Bob Dylan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2016

Bob Dylan Shadows In The Night

Bob Dylan Shadows In The Night

Author: Bob Dylan Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/03/2015

The Lyrics Since 1962

The Lyrics Since 1962

Author: Bob Dylan, Lisa Nemrow, Julie Nemrow Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2014

Winner of the NOBEL PRIZE in Literature 2016 For the first time, a comprehensive, definitive collection of lyrics of music legend and poet Bob Dylan, complete with expert annotations. A major publishing event - a beautiful, comprehensive collection of the lyrics of Bob Dylan with artwork from thirty-three albums, edited and with an introduction by Christopher Ricks. As it was well put by Al Kooper (the man behind the organ on 'Like a Rolling Stone'), 'Bob is the equivalent of William Shakespeare. What Shakespeare did in his time, Bob does in his time.' Christopher Ricks, editor of T. S. Eliot, Samuel Beckett, Tennyson, and The Oxford Book of English Verse, has no argument with Mr. Kooper's assessment, and Dylan is attended to accordingly in this authoritative edition of his lyrics. In the words of Ricks: 'For fifty years, all the world has delighted in Bob Dylan's books of words and more than words: provocative, mysterious, touching, baffling, not-to-be-pinned-down, intriguing, and a reminder that genius is free to do as it chooses. And, again and again, these are not the words that he sings on the initially released albums.' This edition changes things, giving us the words from officially released studio and live recordings, as well as selected variant lyrics and revisions to these, recent revisions and retrospective ones; and, from the archives, words that, till now, have not been published. The Lyrics, edited with diligence by Christopher Ricks, Lisa Nemrow, and Julie Nemrow. As set down, as sung, and as sung again.

Bob Dylan Easy Guitar Tab

Bob Dylan Easy Guitar Tab

Author: Bob Dylan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2014

Bob Dylan Face Value

Bob Dylan Face Value

Author: Bob Dylan, John Elderfield Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/08/2013

Bob Dylan is one of America's most influential and important cultural figures. W ith over 500 songs, 46 albums and an astonishing 110 million record sales to his name , Dylan, now in his early seventies , is turning increasingly to a nother mode of artistic expression ; one that has occupied him throughout his life, but for which he is much less well known . Although Dylan has sketched and drawn since childhood and painted since the late 1960 s , only relatively recently has he begun to exhibit his artworks . The twelve works collected in this beautifully produced volume represent his latest foray into portraiture : an exploration of British `types'. In an illuminat ing essay, curator and art historian John Elderfield explains the story behind these works and Dylan's approach to his art. Previously, Elderfield has acknowledged that while it may be unsettling when an artist does not adhere to the thing for which we have come to admire him most, Dylan has often asked his audience to get over the discomfort of his changing: ` And don't speak too soon / For the wheel's still in spin ... ' For Elderfield, Dylan's paintings, like his songs, are `product s of the same extraordinary, inventive imagination, the same mind and eye, by the same story - telling artist, for whom showing and telling - the temporal and the spatial, the verbal and the visual - are not easily separated.'

Hollywood Foto-Rhetoric

Hollywood Foto-Rhetoric

Author: Bob Dylan Format: eBook Release Date: 25/12/2012

The portrait of a very young Bob Dylan on the cover of 'The Times They Are a Changin' is probably one of the most recognizable and famous album covers of all time. Photographer Barry Feinstein took that photo, as well as many more of Dylan throughout his career. His images have been published throughout the world many times over, and have become synonymous with our perceptions of that place and time in rock and folk music history. Inspired by a series of photographs that Feinstein took in Hollywood during the 1950s and 60s, Bob Dylan wrote an extraordinary series of poems that have remained unpublished for decades. They are thought-provoking, witty and erudite observations of the world; through the lens of Feinstein's photographs, they speak volumes about the anonymous faces and places of Los Angeles, and offer wry commentary on images of stars and legends in the neighbourhood at the time. Photos of Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland float through the book, as do poignant images of starlets, casting couches, employment agencies and palm tree'd boulevards. Feinstein was there with a camera to capture some world-famous events, such as Marilyn Monroe's memorial service, and he photographed the forgettable moments, preserving them perfectly and timelessly. Bob Dylan's unsettling and distinctly unique perspective informs and enlivens every page, an irresistible interpretive voice narrating the visual images from photo to photo.

Harmonica Play-Along Volume 12 Bob Dylan

Harmonica Play-Along Volume 12 Bob Dylan

Author: Bob Dylan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2012

Piano Play-Along Volume 107 Bob Dylan

Piano Play-Along Volume 107 Bob Dylan

Author: Bob Dylan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2011

Hollywood Foto-Rhetoric The Lost Manuscript

Hollywood Foto-Rhetoric The Lost Manuscript

Author: Bob Dylan, Barry Feinstein Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2010

The Best Of Bob Dylan - Chord Songbook

The Best Of Bob Dylan - Chord Songbook

Author: Bob Dylan Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/12/2009

Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Piano, Vocal and Guitar

Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Piano, Vocal and Guitar

Author: Bob Dylan Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2009

Forever Young

Forever Young

Author: Bob Dylan Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2008

May you build a ladder to the stars And climb on every rung May you stay forever young Since he first released his self-titled debut in 1962, Bob Dylan has been one of the most celebrated artists of our time. And perhaps nowhere is he more affecting than in his 1974 hit, Forever Young. It's an antem to youth, to doing the right thing, to cherishing the spirit of being young. Re-imagined by award-winning illustrator, Paul Rogers, the lyrics tell the story of a young boy who travels through his life, living in the footsteps of the man who gave the world the greatest gift he had: music.

Lyrics 1962-2001

Lyrics 1962-2001

Author: Bob Dylan Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2006

For the first time in 15 years, a comprehensive, definitive collection of the lyrics of music legend and poet, Bob Dylan. From his early days of protest songs, like Blowing in the Wind, The Times They Are A Changing, to his revolutionary Subterranean Homesick Blues, and Like a Rolling Stone, Lay Lady Lay, his songs have spoken to generations, had a huge influence on such artists as John Lennon, Lou Reed and Mark Knopfler. This book also contains all of his most recent writing in addition to the beloved songs of the early Dylan canon.

Tarantula

Tarantula

Author: Bob Dylan Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2005

Written in 1966, `Tarantula' is a collection of poems and prose that evokes the turbulence of the times in which it was written, and gives a unique insight into Dylan's creative evolution. `The good samaritan coming in with the words round & round we go tattoed on his cheek / he tells the senator to stop insulting the lawyer.' `Tarantula' captures Bob Dylan's preoccupations at a crucial juncture in his artistic development, showcasing the antic imagination of a folk poet laureate who was able to combine the humanity and compassion of his country roots with the playful surrealism of modern art. Angry, funny and strange, the poems and prose in this collection reflect the concerns we find in Dylan's most seminal music: a sense of protest, a verbal playfulness and spontaneity, and a belief in the artistic legitimacy of chronicling everyday life and eccentricity on the street. `Tarantula' never made its publication date in Autumn 1966. To the delays added by Dylan's constant revisions was added the greater complication of his motorcyle accident - which left him with still undisclosed injuries and kept the book from publication until 1971. In the interim, it became a cult phenomenon, with `bookleg' editions photocopied from reviewer proofs circulating throughout the musical and literary demi-mondes. Reissued to coincide with the paperback release of `Chronicles Volume 1', `Tarantula' will finally find the wider audience it deserves.

Chronicles

Chronicles

Author: Bob Dylan Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2004

"e;I'd come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else."e; Bob Dylan's Chronicle: Volume One explores the critical junctions in his life and career. Through Dylan's eyes and open mind, we see Greenwich Village, circa 1961, when he first arrives in Manhattan. Dylan's New York is a magical city of possibilities -- smoky, nightlong parties; literary awakenings; transient loves and unbreakable friendships. Elegiac observations are punctuated by jabs of memories, penetrating and tough. With side trips to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota and points west, Chronicles: Volume One is an intimate and intensely personal recollection of extraordinary times. Revealing, poetical, passionate and witty, Chronicles: Volume One is a mesmerizing window on Bob Dylan's thoughts and influences. Dylan's voice is distinctively American: generous of spirit, engaged, fanciful and rhythmic. Utilizing his unparalleled gifts of storytelling and the exquisite expressiveness that are the hallmarks of his music, Bob Dylan turns Chronicles: Volume One into a poignant reflection on life, and the people and places that helped shape the man and the art.

The Definitive Bob Dylan Songbook (Small Format)

The Definitive Bob Dylan Songbook (Small Format)

Author: Bob Dylan Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/10/2003

(Music Sales America). For the first time in one volume, over 325 songs drawn from every period in the unique career of the master songwriter. Each song includes melody, guitar chords, and complete lyrics all in a small format edition (7 x 10 ).

Blood on the Tracks Melody, Guitar Chords and Full Lyrics

Blood on the Tracks Melody, Guitar Chords and Full Lyrics

Author: Bob Dylan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2003

Time out of Mind Melody, Guitar Chords and Full Lyrics

Time out of Mind Melody, Guitar Chords and Full Lyrics

Author: Bob Dylan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2003

Bob Dylan Harmonica

Bob Dylan Harmonica

Author: Bob Dylan, Stephen Jennings Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/01/1996

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