ENGLISH EDITION OF "LIFE ON THE TRACKS" PUBLISHED SINCE FEBRUARY 2007. THE REVISED BOOK HAS BEEN UPDATED (AUGUST 2008).
"I first would like to congratulate you for putting together one of the best books on Bob that I have read recently (and I do read all of them!)."(Mel Prussack, Curator of The Dylan Shrine)
"The book covers Dylan's entire career in considerable depth". (Andrew Muir, "Judas!" 19, 2006)
"This is a very worthy and an intelligent book. It gives more biographical and chronological information about the characters and events of the songs (Billy the Kid, Hurricane Carter, Joey Gallo) than many other books ... and it is certainly the best of recent books at pointing readers towards good internet references." (Paula Radice, in: "ISIS" 132, 2007) "I did enjoy reading your book a lot. Your book demonstrates a very thourough and commendable knowledge". (Paula Radice, E-mail to the author)
Study of Bob Dylan through his songs. The songs are grouped together by themes, beginning with his City songs and ending with his Love songs. Dylan's "political" songs, his "country" songs and his songs about outlaws are studied in depth. The Gospel songs dominate Dylan's creative output after his conversion to "born-again" Christianity in 1978-79, and this chapter studies this body of work in the context of his entire career. The last section of the book deals separately with the last three albums: 'Time out of Mind', "Love and Theft" and 'Modern Times' though important themes in these albums are discussed throughout the book. The author's articles about Dylan and Rimbaud, about 'Mississippi' etc., published in prominent fanzines, are woven into the final text. This is the first book about Dylan with a thematic approach of Dylan's songs covering his entire career.
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