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Sean Wilentz is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University. He is the author of The Rise of American Democracy, which received the coveted Bancroft Prize, and most recently of The Age of Reagan. The historian-in-residence for Bob Dylan’s official We site, he has also received a Deems Taylor Award for musical commentary and a Grammy nomination for his liner notes to Bootleg Series, Vol. 6: Bob Dylan, Live 1964: The Concert at Philharmonic Hall.
Believe me, this is well worth reading.
Compared to other Dylan biographies like Positively Fourth Street and Down the Highway, this book is lacking a bit in terms of pace and style.
BOB DYLAN IN AMERICA offers a fine survey blending a critical analysis of Dylan's music with folk and rock music history and national trends.
For the seller: claimed the book was in new condition, but there is obvious dust jacket wear and damage to the board cover. Read morePublished 4 months ago by smert17
Well, I feel I am about to post a "courageous" review, but my personal opinion of this book is not very positive. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dolphin
Mr. Wilentz treats us to a "very in-depth" look at a number of musicians and poets who may or may not have influenced Bob Dylan's body of work. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Steven R. Smith
Best bio so far. Liked that there was a lot of focus on the world gone wrong era. a must read for the Dylan fan. Read morePublished 12 months ago by samuel
In recent years the "Dylan the Plagiarist" meme has been growing in force and currency as more and more of the sources of his "appropriations" in song and painting are uncovered. Read morePublished 15 months ago by E. L. Megel
Torture trying to follow the authors ramblings around the history that lead up to Dylan's life and his life. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Casual Reader
For those looking for an in depth analysis of the history behind Dylan songs and life passages this book packs a lot of info. Read morePublished 23 months ago by J. M.