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The author does a commendable piece of work in presenting his subject.
For me, what with Epstein's knowledge of music and, especially, poetry, this bio of Bob Dylan- The Ballad of Bob Dylan, is probably definitive.
This biography is a very entertaining read, as it draws on other music artists to help paint the picture.
Great insights into the most influential songwriter of, now, several generations. Beautifully written, clear insights and wonderful perspective on Bob Dylan as an artist, musician... Read morePublished 4 months ago by R. Brenner
The book was more like an epitaph of the author's Bob Dylan concerts than a book about Bob Dylan. Pedantic.Published 11 months ago by Ken Osborn
One would expect a lifelong Dylan fan to be far too invested to compose an objective account; but, surprisingly, Daniel Mark Epstein, seasoned poet-biographer, pulls it off. Read morePublished 18 months ago by aforelife
Most biographies tell us more about the writer than about the subject, one way or another. This one is more honest about the writer's own position and point of view than some... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Alison Wild
Kind of slow reading. Too much performance detail, not that much about Dylan the person. Was trying too research the old days.Published 21 months ago by Barbara Griffin
Daniel Mark Epstein is not only writer, but he is also a fan, and he was a folk singer in the early 1960s. As Dylan grew so did he. Read morePublished on April 9, 2013 by Stephanie Manley
Bob Dylan has always, at leat to me, been one of those enigmatic folk heroes that dared to transverse the acoustic to electric guitar... and did it successfully. Read morePublished on April 8, 2013 by G. Thomas
Why? Because he is, and shall always remain - an enigma. Consider this book another look at Bob Dylan - through the author's prism, which in this case happens to be four omportant... Read morePublished on December 4, 2012 by Gengler
Mark David Epstein is that odd but perfect combination of musician, poet and biographer. He weaves his story around Dylan concerts he attended starting as a teenager in D.C. Read morePublished on November 5, 2012 by Richard Seeley