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Andrea Cossu brings the “making of Bob Dylan” to center stage in this new book, which offers...
Andrea Cossu brings the “making of Bob Dylan” to center stage in this new book, which offers a strikingly fresh explanation of Dylan and the changes he made throughout his career. Cossu’s enjoyable descriptions of key Dylan performances show us how Dylan created his authenticity through performance, and how the many attempts to make “Bob Dylan” have often involved the interaction between the artist, his public image, and his many audiences.
Touching on four different periods and tours—from his first days in Greenwich Village to his “electric turn” at Newport, from the Rolling Thunder Revue and Dylan’s born-again years to his late career—the book offers a striking vision of how Dylan built his image and learned to live with its burden, painting a unique and coherent new portrait of the artist.
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1 I Ain't No Prophet: Becoming Bob Dylan in the Folk Revival 1
2 There's No Success Like Failure: Performance and Audience Mobilization in the Electric Turn 33
3 Never Let Me Go: Playfulness and Seriousness in the Rolling Thunder Revue 71
4 Blessed Be the Name of the Lord: Performing the Conversion during the Gospel Tour 97
5 Back Where I Come From: Bob Dylan's Memory Projects and the Never Ending Tour 131
About the Author 195