The Ballad of Bob Dylan: A Portrait
Drawing on revelatory interviews, a rich analysis of lyrics, and a lifelong study of one of the greatest songwriters of our time, Daniel Mark Epstein delivers a singular, nuanced, and insightful examination of Bob Dylan--the poet, the musician, and the man. Interweaving in-depth conversations with Dylan collaborators and contemporaries, including Eric Andersen, Tom Paxton, Woody Guthrie's daughter Nora Guthrie, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Pete Seeger, Maria Muldaur, John P. Hammond, and many others, Epstein crafts a vivid and unforgettable portrait of the inimitable poet and performer. Readers of Christopher Ricks' Dylan's Visions of Sin, the Dylan autobiography, Chronicles, or Sean Wilentz's Dylan in America, as well as fans enthralled by expository musician stories, such as Keith Richards' Life and Patti Smith's Just Kids, will be captivated by Epstein's unprecedented and incisive look at Bob Dylan, music's most ineffable creator.
by : Daniel Mark Epstein