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Performed literature : words and music by Bob Dylan

Author: Betsy Bowden; Bob Dylan
Publisher: Lanham, MD : University Press of America, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Bob Dylan is not a poet. He is a singer-songwriter, a performing artist. The unit of his art, as collected and documented by his intended audience, is the live performance. Right now, no existing technological tool can give researchers ready access to his entire corpus of work. Revised from the author's Ph.D. dissertation (UC Berkeley, 1978) and again from its first edition (Indiana UP, 1982), Performed Literature  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Lyric poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bowden, Betsy.
Performed literature.
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2001
(OCoLC)639581953
Named Person: Bob Dylan; Bob Dylan; Bob Dylan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Betsy Bowden; Bob Dylan
ISBN: 0761819479 9780761819479
OCLC Number: 45582621
Description: x, 263 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Protests --
Developments --
Performances --
Causes --
Effects --
Improvements --
Aesthetics --
Texts and Recording Information for Performances Discussed --
Dylan's Albums 1961-1976 --
Practical Suggestions for Analysis of Performance --
Published Reference Sources on Bob Dylan --
A Dylan Chronology, through 1997 --
The Dylan Exam, F69, UW Madison.
Responsibility: Betsy Bowden.

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This volume develops a methodology for close analysis of verbal art that is heard, rather than seen, using as comparative examples 24 performances of 11 songs by Bob Dylan.  Read more...

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Anyone seriously into Dylan as an artist should have this book. * On The Tracks * Anyone seriously into Dylan as an artist should have this book. * On The Tracks *

 
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