Tarantula by Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan wrote Tarantula in 1966. It existed for years only in dog-eared bootleg copies, but was eventually published in 1971. The book captures the tone and spirit of the turbulent times in which it was written.

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Bob Dylan has written more than 600 songs. His 46 albums have sold more than 110 million copies around the world. He has won numerous awards, including the Kennedy Center Honor, the French Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, Sweden's Polar Music Prize, an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe®, and Grammys® too numerous to mention. In 2008, Bob Dylan was awarded a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation for his "profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." His most recent album of original material, Together Through Life, was released in 2009 and entered the number one slot in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Jon J Muth is a best-selling writer and illustrator. For over twenty years he created comics and graphic novels, culminating in the industry's highest honor, an Eisner Award for The Mystery Play. In 1999 Mr. Muth started what has been more than a decade in children's books. He is the author and illustrator of Zen Shorts, a Caldecott Honor book, which Kirkus Reviews called "as perfect a picture book as can be." He illustrated the anthology A Family of Poems, by Caroline Kennedy. His book The Three Questions has been described as "quietly life-changing" by the New York Times. Mr. Muth's work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. He lives in New York.
Published June 23, 2008 by Scribner. 160 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Tarantula, vintage 1966; publication now authorized by Bobby after a five-year delay, no doubt to confound and perplex us yet again; now, just as we were getting accustomed to the sweet banalities of Nashville Skyline and the crystalline lucidity of New Morning, Dylan revisits Highway 61 again to...

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Folk singing has come a long way since Guthrie and Pete Seeger, as witness the tumultuous ascendancy of Bob Dylan.

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