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Lyrics - a book by Dylan, Bob



Lyrics( )
Author: Dylan, Bob
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Simon & Schuster
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $299.00
Book Description:

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...
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Detailed Subjects: Music / Printed Music / General
Author Biography
Dylan, Bob (Author)
Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. He is a singer-songwriter and artist. He emerged on the New York music scene in 1961. He has recorded 38 studio albums including Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde on Blonde, Blood on the Tracks, Oh Mercy, Time Out Of Mind, Love and Theft, and Modern Times. His songs include Blowin' in the Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin', and Like a Rolling Stone.

He has published poetry and prose including a collection entitled Tarantula in 1971, a memoir entitled Chronicles: Volume One in 2004, and The Lyrics: 1961-2012 in 2016. He has received numerous awards including eleven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. In 1988, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2008, the Pulitzer Prize jury awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." In 2012, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. In 2016, Dylan received the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."


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