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Dylan on Dylan
Dylan on Dylan ›
Edited by Jeff Burger

Cloth, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Estimated Release Date May 2018

In a 1969 conversation with Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner, Dylan proclaims, "I don't give interviews." But in truth, Dylan has given numerous press conferences, spoken at length with print publications large and small and with broadcast media around the world and even answered listeners' questions on call-in radio shows. Dylan can be as evasive and abstruse as he is witty; he can be cranky and sarcastic. But in the right moments, he offers candid, revealing commentary about his groundbreaking music and creative process. Those conversations reveal glimpses into the mind of one of the most important performers and songwriters of the last hundred years. Dylan on Dylan is an authoritative, chronologically arranged anthology of interviews, speeches and press conferences, as well as excerpts from nearly a hundred additional Q&As spanning Dylan's entire career—from 1961 through 2016. The majority have not been previously available in print. The material comes from renowned publications like Rolling Stone and from obscure periodicals like Minnesota Daily, a student newspaper at Dylan's alma mater. Interviewers include some of the top writers of our time, such as Jonathan Lethem, Douglas Brinkley, and Mikal Gilmore, as well as musicians like Pete Seeger and Happy Traum. Introductions put each piece in context and, in many cases, include the interviewer's reminiscences about the encounter. 

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