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The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan

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Part of Cambridge Companions to American Studies

Kevin J. H. Dettmar, David Yaffe, Michael Denning, Anthony DeCurtis, Alan Light, Martin Jacobi, Barbara O'Dair, R. Clifton Spargo, Anne Ream, Lee Marshall, David Shumway, Eric Bulson, Jean Tamarin, Robert Polito, Michael Coyle, Debra Rae Cohen, Alex Abramovich, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Lethem, Eric Lott
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  • Date Published: April 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521714945

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  • A towering figure in American culture and a global twentieth-century icon, Bob Dylan has been at the centre of American life for over forty years. The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan brings fresh insights into the imposing range of Dylan's creative output. The first Part approaches Dylan's output thematically, tracing the evolution of Dylan's writing and his engagement with American popular music, religion, politics, fame, and his work as a songwriter and performer. Essays in Part II analyse his landmark albums to examine the consummate artistry of Dylan's most accomplished studio releases. As a writer Dylan has courageously chronicled and interpreted many of the cultural upheavals in America since World War II. This book will be invaluable both as a guide for students of Dylan and twentieth-century culture, and for his fans, providing a set of new perspectives on a much-loved writer and composer.

    • A fresh look at Dylan's career, music and cultural influence over more than forty years
    • Contributors include writers from academia, journalism and the world of music
    • Includes detailed accounts of his best albums as well as overviews of key themes
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    • Date Published: April 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521714945
    • length: 204 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Chronology
    Introduction Kevin J. H. Dettmar
    Part I. Perspectives:
    1. Bob Dylan and the Anglo-American tradition David Yaffe
    2. Bob Dylan and 'The Great Recession' Michael Denning
    3. Bob Dylan as songwriter Anthony DeCurtis
    4. Bob Dylan as performer Alan Light
    5. Bob Dylan and collaboration Martin Jacobi
    6. Bob Dylan and gender politics Barbara O'Dair
    7. Bob Dylan and religion R. Clifton Spargo and Anne Ream
    8. Bob Dylan and the Academy Lee Marshall
    9. Bob Dylan as cultural icon David Shumway
    Part II. Landmark Albums:
    10. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963) Eric Bulson
    11. Bringing It All Back Home (1965) Jean Tamarin
    12. Highway 61 Revisited (1965) Robert Polito
    13. Blonde on Blonde (1966) Michael Coyle and Debra Rae Cohen
    14. The Basement Tapes (1967
    1975) Alex Abramovich
    15. Blood on the Tracks (1975) Carrie Brownstein
    16. Infidels (1983) Jonathan Lethem
    17. Love and Theft (2001) Eric Lott
    Works cited.

  • Editor

    Kevin J. H. Dettmar, Pomona College, California
    Kevin J. H. Dettmar is W. M. Keck Distinguished Service Professor and Chair in the Department of English, Pomona College, California.

    Contributors

    Kevin J. H. Dettmar, David Yaffe, Michael Denning, Anthony DeCurtis, Alan Light, Martin Jacobi, Barbara O'Dair, R. Clifton Spargo, Anne Ream, Lee Marshall, David Shumway, Eric Bulson, Jean Tamarin, Robert Polito, Michael Coyle, Debra Rae Cohen, Alex Abramovich, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Lethem, Eric Lott

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