Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews

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Wenner, May 17, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 447 pages
Direct from the mouth of America's most celebrated street poet comes a rare and diverse collection of intimate interviews

Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews features 31 of the most significant and revealing conversations with the singer, gathered in one definitive collection. Among the highlights are the seminal Rolling Stone interviews -- anthologized here for the first time -- by Jann Wenner, Jonathan Cott, Kurt Loder, and Mikal Gilmore, as well as Nat Hentoff's legendary 1966 Playboy interview. Surprises include Studs Terkel's radio interview in 1963 on WFMT in Chicago, the interview Dylan gave to screenwriter Jay Cocks when he was a student at Kenyon College in 1964, a 1965 interview with director Nora Ephron, and an interview Sam Shepard turned into a one-act play for Esquire in 1987. Dylan expert Jonathan Cott writes an introduction to this must-have collection of the artist in his own words.

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User Review  - blake.rosser - LibraryThing

I approached this book as a big Bob Dylan fan (Highway 61 Revisited, Blood on the Tracks, Desire and Planet Waves being my favorite albums) but as a relative novice of his personal life and ... Read full review

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Amazing body of work selected here. Fascinating autobiography at times both flabbergasting and frustrating, but as Mr. Dylan has aged his honesty has issued forth on a more regular basis. Not that he ... Read full review


Radio interview with Cynthia Gooding WBAI New York
O The Crackin Shakin Breakin Sounds by Nat Hentoff
Interview with Jay Cocks The Kenton Collegian

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Jonathan Cott is the author of sixteen books including DYLAN (a biography), CONVERSATIONS WITH GLENN GOULD, STOCKHAUSEN: CONVERSATIONS WITH THE COMPOSER, and BACK TO A SHADOW IN THE NIGHT: MUSIC WRITINGS AND INTERVIEWS - 1968-2001 and co-editor of THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO. He has been a contributing editor of ROLLING STONE magazine since its inception and has written for THE NEW YORK TIMES, PARABOLA, and THE NEW YORKER.

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