WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
Music legend Bob Dylan's only work of fiction—a combination of stream of consciousness prose, lyrics, and poetry that gives fans insight into one of the most influential singer-songwriters of our time.
Written in 1966, Tarantula is a collection of poems and prose that evokes the turbulence of the times in which it was written, and gives a unique insight into Dylan's creative evolution. It captures Bob Dylan's preoccupations at a crucial juncture in his artistic development, showcasing the imagination of a folk poet laureate who was able to combine the humanity and compassion of his country roots with the playful surrealism of modern art. Angry, funny, and strange, the poems and prose in this collection reflect the concerns found in Dylan's most seminal music: a sense of protest, a verbal playfulness and spontaneity, and a belief in the artistic legitimacy of chronicling everyday life and eccentricity on the street.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MikeFutcher - LibraryThing
It's not that bad, you know. I mean, sure, when the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan in October of this year they probably didn't have Tarantula, the songwriter's only published ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JohnPhelan - LibraryThing
Dylan is the greatest musical artist of the 20th century and the best of his lyrics are some of the great poems of the period but this 'novel' is poor. Essentially an extended version of the ... Read full review