Studio A: The Bob Dylan Reader

Category: Book
By (author): Hedin, Benjamin
Subject:  LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  MUSIC / General
  MUSIC / History & Criticism
Publisher: WW Norton
Published: November 2005
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.30in x 5.50in x 0.95in
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From The Publisher*Hailed by Publishers Weekly as "not only the best writing on the ever-changing folk singer, but also some of the best writing about any musician around," Studio A presents Bob Dylan's unique literary legacy in a collection that is quintessentially Dylan: mosaic, offbeat, poetic. This "astutely chosen and intelligently annotated" collection (Time Out London) gathers over fifty articles, poems, essays, speeches, literary criticisms, and interviews; many previously unpublished. Individually, these pieces offer insight into the man and his time, but collectively they reveal the coming-of-age of American cultural criticism in their "sweeping view of both Dylan and the changing times he so eloquently captured in his music" (Publishers Weekly). With Sam Shepard, Bruce Springsteen, Allen Ginsberg, Johnny Cash, Greil Marcus, Joyce Carol Oates, Gary Giddins, Rick Moody, Tom Piazza, Barry Hannah, and Dylan himself on the list of contributors, Studio A is truly "a vital document" (New York Times) for all fans.
Biographical NoteBenjamin Hedin serves on the English faculty at Long Island University. His writing has appeared in The Nation, Gettysburg Review, and other publications. He lives in New York City.