Who Is That Man?: In Search of the Real Bob Dylan by David Dalton

By David Dalton

For the 1st Time in Paperback with a brand new Foreword, is a Kaleidoscopic examine the numerous Faces of Bob Dylan

For nearly part a century, Bob Dylan has been a major catalyst in rock's moving sensibilities. Few American artists are as very important, loved, and forever tested, but he is still whatever of an enigma. Who, we ask, is the "real" Bob Dylan? Is he Bobby Zimmerman, craving to flee Hibbing, Minnesota, or the Woody Guthrie wannabe taking part in Greenwich Village haunts? folks Messiah, Born-Again Bob, Late-Elvis Dylan, Jack destiny, or dwelling nationwide Treasure? In Who Is That Man?, timed for Dylan's seventy fifth birthday, David Dalton--cultural historian, journalist, screenwriter, and novelist--paints a revealing portrait of the rock icon, ingeniously exposing the three-card monte video games he performs together with his persona.

Guided by means of Dalton's state-of-the-art insights and myth-debunking standpoint, Who Is That Man? follows Dylan's imaginitive lifestyles, integrating genuine occasions with Dylan's phrases and people of the folks who recognize him so much in detail. Drawing upon Dylan's acquaintances and fellow eyewitnesses--including Marianne Faithfull, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Stampfel , Larry "Ratso" Sloman, Eric Andersen, Nat Hentoff, Andrew Oldham, Nat Finkelstein, and others--this ebook will offer a brand new point of view at the guy, the parable, and the musical period that cast them either.

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