By Michael Gray
The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia is likely one of the such a lot wide-ranging, expert, wonderful, provocative, and compulsively readable books ever written approximately renowned song. it is the end result of over thirty years of committed examine and scholarship through Michael grey.
Inside those pages, you will find a global of principles, proof, and reviews. it is a global within which Baudelaire flows on from the Basement Tapes and A.S. Byatt appears out on the Byrds; during which Far from the Madding Crowd follows Ezekiel and Bob Geldof introduces Jean Genet; and within which Hank and William Carlos Williams stand aspect through part whereas J.R.R. Tolkien trails the significant. so much of all, after all, it is a international during which every person and every thing interconnects, in ceaselessly interesting methods, with one in every of our best residing artists: Bob Dylan.
"Michael Gray... most likely Dylan's unmarried such a lot assiduous critic." - New York overview of Books
"Fans of Bob Dylan have a large number of selections 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 develop appreciation of the artist, his affects and his legacy." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"...has all you want to comprehend, and extra" -Richard Corliss, Time
"This is not any mere catalog of evidence, yet a piece of oceanic immersion. It has wit, opinion, type, and asks to be learn, not only consulted." -Village Voice
"Deeply impressive...destined to be crucial Dylan ebook, bar none."-Gerry Smith, The Dylan Daily
"Utterly idiosyncratic." -Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Amazingly well-researched and strangely 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 as a rule that it really is worthwhile as either a reference advisor and a character study." -Nashville urban Paper
"Comprehensive and up-to-date." -Slate