Tarantula by Bob DylanTarantula by Bob Dylan


byBob Dylan

Paperback | October 19, 2004

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Music legend Bob Dylan's only work of fiction—a combination of stream of consciousness prose, lyrics, and poetry that gives fans insight into one of the most influential singer-songwriters of our time.

Written in 1966, Tarantula is a collection of poems and prose that evokes the turbulence of the times in which it was written, and gives a unique insight into Dylan's creative evolution. It captures Bob Dylan's preoccupations at a crucial juncture in his artistic development, showcasing the imagination of a folk poet laureate who was able to combine the humanity and compassion of his country roots with the playful surrealism of modern art. Angry, funny, and strange, the poems and prose in this collection reflect the concerns found in Dylan's most seminal music: a sense of protest, a verbal playfulness and spontaneity, and a belief in the artistic legitimacy of chronicling everyday life and eccentricity on the street.
Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941 in Duluth Minnnesota. He is a singer-songwriter and artist. He has played an influetial role in popular music and culture for over five decades. A great portion of his work dates from the 1960's when his songs dealt with social unrest. His early songs such as "Blowin in the Wind...
Title:TarantulaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.4 inPublished:October 19, 2004Publisher:ScribnerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0743230418

ISBN - 13:9780743230414

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Fun, Trim Collection This is a really interesting collection of Bob Dylan's poems and freeform prose, written during his early 20s, and around the time of some of his most iconic albums. I had a lot of fun reading this and enjoying how he plays with words. This collection is best enjoyed by big Dylan fans who are familiar with his work; I don't say that to gatekeep, but I mean that some of the prose may be a bit too out-there for casual readers. All in all, I recommend this to other Dylan fans or people interested in contemporary literature from the 1960s.
Date published: 2018-03-19