By Michael Gray
The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia is likely one of the so much wide-ranging, knowledgeable, enjoyable, provocative, and compulsively readable books ever written approximately renowned song. it is the end result of over thirty years of committed study and scholarship through Michael grey.
Inside those pages, you will discover an international of rules, evidence, and critiques. it is a international within which Baudelaire flows on from the Basement Tapes and A.S. Byatt seems out on the Byrds; within 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 facet whereas J.R.R. Tolkien trails the big. such a lot of all, after all, it is a international within which every body and every little thing interconnects, in without end interesting methods, with considered one of our best residing artists: Bob Dylan.
"Michael Gray... most likely Dylan's unmarried so much assiduous critic." - New York assessment of Books
"Fans of Bob Dylan have a mess of decisions by way of biographies and retrospectives, yet writer Michael grey outdistances all of them with this voluminous choice of all issues Dylan. ... Insightful and
entertaining, Gray's tome will increase appreciation of the artist, his affects and his legacy." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"...has all you must comprehend, and extra" -Richard Corliss, Time
"This isn't any mere catalog of evidence, yet a piece of oceanic immersion. It has wit, opinion, variety, and asks to be learn, not only consulted." -Village Voice
"Deeply impressive...destined to be an important Dylan ebook, bar none."-Gerry Smith, The Dylan Daily
"Utterly idiosyncratic." -Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Amazingly well-researched and unusually readable work." -Library Journal (starred review)
"Door-stopping detail." -Toronto Star
"Magnificent...won't simply astonish readers with its element 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 in most cases that it truly is worthwhile as either a reference advisor and a character study." -Nashville urban Paper
"Comprehensive and up-to-date." -Slate