Alias Bob Dylan
revisitedAuthor Stephen Scobie ISBN 9780889952270 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Red Deer Press Inc Publication Date December 01, 2003 Size 152 x 229 mm
Re-Discover the most influential voice of our lifetime
Bob Dylan is still singing the songs which for decades have made him the most preeminent voices of our time. In this revised and much expanded edition of Stephen Scobie's landmark study of Dylan's work, the author covers all the stages of a remarkable career: from his incandescent impact on the mid-1960s, when Dylan revolutionized folk and popular music, to his later reinvention of himself as a traveling performer. Dylan work is intensely relevant and rewarding. Rediscover Dylan with Stephen Scobie?s outstanding portrait of this Noble Laureate.
The 1991 edition of Alias Bob Dylan was hailed as a definitive study. The present volume is greatly revised, expanded and updated.
is in all probability the only Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada who attended six Bob Dylan concerts in 1998! When he's not attending concerts, he teaches literature at the University of Victoria. As a poet, he has published over 20 books and received the Governor General's Award in 1980 for McAlmon's Chinese Opera. His other books include The Ballad of Isabel Gunn, Gospel, Taking the Gate, and Forget My Name.
Reviews for the original Alias Bob Dylan:
"Scobie effectively does what Dylan does—he weds high art and popular culture, and leaves some blood on the tracks."
— The Toronto Star
"With a poet's eye and voice, Scobie reflects on the singer's rich language and music, his learned perceptions sparking epiphanies of understanding."
— Victoria Times Colonist
"Post-modernist criticism finally reaches Bob Dylan via this entertaining, often elinghtening tome."
— Record Collector (England)
In October 2016 Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature