Thursday, September 16, 2010
Bob Dylan is many things to many people, not all of them flattering. Here, Sean Wilentz gives us a historical view to Dylan, digging into the background of both the man and his songs to give the reader a better sense of the time and place that shaped Dylan's music. Reviews of the book are positive with Tim Rutten offering this glowing review for the LA Times. Geoff Dyer points out Wilentz' shortfalls in his review for The Guardian. And, here is an interview with Wilentz on the book in SFGate. Discussion will start October 1, but feel free to drop comments beforehand.