By Michael Gray
The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia is likely one of the such a lot wide-ranging, expert, exciting, provocative, and compulsively readable books ever written approximately renowned song. it is the end result of over thirty years of committed study and scholarship through Michael grey.
Inside those pages, you can find a global of rules, evidence, and reviews. it is a international within which Baudelaire flows on from the Basement Tapes and A.S. Byatt seems to be out on the Byrds; within which Far from the Madding Crowd follows Ezekiel and Bob Geldof introduces Jean Genet; and within which Hank and William Carlos Williams stand part by means of aspect whereas J.R.R. Tolkien trails the gigantic. so much of all, in fact, it is a global within which every person and every little thing interconnects, in eternally interesting methods, with one in all our best dwelling artists: Bob Dylan.
"Michael Gray... most likely Dylan's unmarried such a lot assiduous critic." - New York assessment of Books
"Fans of Bob Dylan have a mess of decisions by way of biographies and retrospectives, yet writer Michael grey outdistances all of them with this voluminous selection of all issues Dylan. ... Insightful and
entertaining, Gray's tome will increase appreciation of the artist, his impacts and his legacy." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"...has all you must be aware of, and extra" -Richard Corliss, Time
"This isn't any mere catalog of evidence, yet a piece of oceanic immersion. It has wit, opinion, kind, and asks to be learn, not only consulted." -Village Voice
"Deeply impressive...destined to be crucial Dylan booklet, bar none."-Gerry Smith, The Dylan Daily
"Utterly idiosyncratic." -Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Amazingly well-researched and strangely readable work." -Library Journal (starred review)
"Door-stopping detail." -Toronto Star
"Magnificent...won't simply astonish readers with its element approximately Dylan's work...contains such a lot of insights and refutes such a lot of myths in regards to the rock 'n' roll period quite often that it really is valuable as either a reference consultant and a character study." -Nashville urban Paper
"Comprehensive and up-to-date." -Slate