By Michael Gray
The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia is likely one of the so much wide-ranging, proficient, unique, provocative, and compulsively readable books ever written approximately renowned song. it is the fruits of over thirty years of devoted examine and scholarship through Michael grey.
Inside those pages, you will find an international of rules, evidence, and critiques. it is a global within which Baudelaire flows on from the Basement Tapes and A.S. Byatt seems out on the Byrds; during which Far from the Madding Crowd follows Ezekiel and Bob Geldof introduces Jean Genet; and during which Hank and William Carlos Williams stand facet by way of part whereas J.R.R. Tolkien trails the mammoth. such a lot of all, after all, it is a international during which every person and every little thing interconnects, in eternally interesting methods, with one among our best dwelling artists: Bob Dylan.
"Michael Gray... most likely Dylan's unmarried such a lot assiduous critic." - New York evaluation of Books
"Fans of Bob Dylan have a mess of decisions by way of biographies and retrospectives, yet writer Michael grey outdistances all of them with this voluminous number of all issues Dylan. ... Insightful and
entertaining, Gray's tome will expand appreciation of the artist, his impacts and his legacy." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"...has all you must recognize, and extra" -Richard Corliss, Time
"This isn't any mere catalog of proof, yet a piece of oceanic immersion. It has wit, opinion, sort, and asks to be learn, not only consulted." -Village Voice
"Deeply impressive...destined to be an important Dylan e-book, bar none."-Gerry Smith, The Dylan Daily
"Utterly idiosyncratic." -Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Amazingly well-researched and unusually readable work." -Library Journal (starred review)
"Door-stopping detail." -Toronto Star
"Magnificent...won't simply astonish readers with its aspect approximately Dylan's work...contains such a lot of insights and refutes such a lot of myths in regards to the rock 'n' roll period normally that it is helpful as either a reference advisor and a character study." -Nashville urban Paper
"Comprehensive and up-to-date." -Slate
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