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Studio A: The Bob Dylan Reader

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Studio A chronicles the creator of some of the most indelible popular music of our time, a restless and protean figure whose career has been the subject of repeated transformations, declines and comebacks. From early singles such as Blowin' in the Wind to recent albums like Love and Theft, Bob Dylan has proved himself to be the greatest lyricist of modern songwriters and t ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published October 18th 2004 by W. W. Norton & Company
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Joseph Street
May 30, 2014 Joseph Street rated it liked it
My interest in the music of Bob Dylan has waxed and waned over the years, but I keep coming back, drawn in again by the peculiar synergy of words and delivery that makes his music so unique. The lyrics tend to get most of the attention where Dylan is concerned, but I'd argue that, with a few exceptions, they don't read that well as poetry and only come to life when set to music and, most crucially, sung by Dylan himself. No one inhabits the words, and delivers them with the shifting emphases tha ...more
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May 13, 2015 Mark rated it really liked it
Lots of people ask me to recommend a book about Dylan. Tough question, as there are hundreds, and I’ve probably read twenty. Almost as tough as asking what is my favorite Dylan song. This book might be the answer though, as it contains a significant number of the very best critical essays and writings on Dylan, from 1962-2001. Of course, one book alone cannot define Dylan and his complex oeuvre, but this is an excellent place to start. Should be on every Dylan fanatic’s shelf, unless of course y ...more
Digi Munoz
Nov 29, 2010 Digi Munoz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read for Dylan fans. Gives a lot of background into his later work.
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Mar 18, 2008 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: dylan, music
Fun and informative essays on the Bard of Minnesota.
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A very well done anthology of Dylan from many different sources and about many different aspects of Dylan's career, life, and genius. Well balanced.
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