Performed Literature: Words and Music by Bob Dylan by Betsy BowdenPerformed Literature: Words and Music by Bob Dylan by Betsy Bowden

Performed Literature: Words and Music by Bob Dylan

byBetsy Bowden

Paperback | November 13, 2001

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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 develops a methodology for close analysis of verbal art that is heard, not seen, using as comparative examples 24 performances of 11 songs by Bob Dylan. The second edition adds a preface, two major appendices and one minor one, and a detailed index.
Betsy Bowden is an Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She is the author of Listeners' Guide to Medieval English: A Discography (Garland, 1988) and Chaucer Aloud: The Varieties of Textual Interpretation (UPenn, 1987).
Title:Performed Literature: Words and Music by Bob DylanFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:280 pages, 9.08 × 5.86 × 0.82 inShipping dimensions:9.08 × 5.86 × 0.82 inPublished:November 13, 2001Publisher:UPALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0761819479

ISBN - 13:9780761819479


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface to the Second Edition Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Overview Chapter 4 Protests Chapter 5 Developments Chapter 6 Performances Chapter 7 Causes Chapter 8 Effects Chapter 9 Improvements Chapter 10 Aesthetics Chapter 11 Texts and Recording Information for Performances Discussed Chapter 12 Dylan's Albums 1961-1976 Chapter 13 Practical Suggestions for Analysis of Performance Chapter 14 Published Reference Sources on Bob Dylan Chapter 15 A Dylan Chronology, through 1997 Chapter 16 The Dylan Exam, F69, UW Madison Chapter 17 Notes; Bibliography; Index

Editorial Reviews

Anyone seriously into Dylan as an artist should have this book.