Tarantula by Bob Dylan (Paperback, 2011)

Tarantula by Bob Dylan (Paperback, 2011)

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"Tarantula captures Bob Dylan's preoccupations at a crucial juncture in his artistic development, showcasing the antic imagination of a folk poet laureate who was able to combine the humanity and compassion of his country roots with the playful surrealism of modern art.

Angry, funny and strange, the poems and prose in this collection reflect the concerns we find in Dylan's most seminal music: a sense of protest, a verbal playfulness and spontaneity, and a belief in the artistic legitimacy of chronicling everyday life and eccentricity on the street. 'Tarantula' never made its publication date in Autumn 1966.

To the delays added by Dylan's constant revisions was added the greater complication of his motorcycle accident -- which left him with still undisclosed injuries and kept the book from publication until 1971. In the interim, it became a cult phenomenon, with 'bookleg' editions photocopied from reviewer proofs circulating throughout the musical and literary demi-mondes. Reissued to coincide with the paperback release of Chronicles Volume 1Tarantula will finally find the wider audience it deserves.

In the interim, it became a cult phenomenon, with 'bookleg' editions photocopied from reviewer proofs circulating throughout the musical and literary demi-mondes. Reissued to coincide with the paperback release of Chronicles Volume 1Tarantula will finally find the wider audience it deserves.

About the Author

Born in 1941, Bob Dylan is widely revered as America's greatest living popular songwriter. Throughout of a career that has spanned over 40 years, he has acted as voice-piece and chronicler to several generations, and was one of the first to channel public feeling about racial discrimination and the Vietnam war into popular protest songs. Combining an acute awareness of the zeitgeist with absurdist humour, Dylan struck a chord with millions. In 2004, Bob Dylan published the first volume of his autobiography, Chronicles Volume 1."

 

 Paperback | 144 pages

 129 x 198 x 8mm | 100g

 

 HarperCollins Publishers

 HarperPerennial

 London, United Kingdom

 English

 ePub edition

 0007215045

 9780007215041