Over 1,000 copies sold. 2nd edition now published with new analysis of songs and index.
Understanding Bob Dylan, by acclaimed author Tony Beck, reveals a dramatically new perspective on the lyrics of legendary poet singer Bob Dylan. Understanding Bob Dylan is a comprehensive analysis of Dylan's songs, based on access to Dylan's archives, including his hand-written notebook for Blood on the Tracks. Ever wondered why Dylan's lyrics have such power, grace, and the ability to draw you inside of the song? Understanding Bob Dylan answers those questions by looking at the different literary themes Dylan has used throughout his work, from his early days, through Blonde and Blonde and Blood on the Tracks, to the present, to shape an extraordinary body of work. Understanding Bob Dylan explores Dylan's writings about love, sex and money, his interest in creativity, his lyrics on the highway and boundaries, and his obsessions with time and memory. Dylan's songs can move and bewilder you, or leave you with a strange feeling of well- being. Understanding Bob Dylan explains why.