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The Philosophy of Modern Song
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
01-11-2022
Sprog:
Engelsk
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352

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In "The Philosophy of Modern Song" Bob Dylan delivers a masterclass in the biggest songwriters lyric and methods.

Bob Dylan is one of the all-time greatest songwriters, and his unique talent for composition and poetic storytelling has granted him the Nobel prize of literature as well as tons of iconic songs and albums since the 1960’s. In "The Philosophy of Modern Song" Bob Dylan unfolds the biggest songwriters methods and lyrics with his essays on songwriters like Stephen Foster, Elvis Costello, Hank Williams and Nina Simones.

"The Philosophy of Modern Song" consist of sixty essays and hundreds of historic photos.

 

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Udgivelsesdato:
01-11-2022
ISBN13:
9781398519411
Bredde:
187 mm
Højde:
232 mm
Format:
Hardback
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Forlagets beskrivelse The Philosophy of Modern Song is Bob Dylan's first book of new writing since 2004's Chronicles: Volume One - and since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016. Dylan, who began working on the book in 2010, offers his extraordinary insight into the nature of popular music. He writes over 60 essays focusing on songs by other artists, spanning from Stephen Foster to Elvis Costello, and in between ranging from Hank Williams to Nina Simone. He analyses what he calls the trap of easy rhymes, breaks down how the addition of a single syllable can diminish a song and even explains how bluegrass relates to heavy metal. These essays are written in Dylan's unique prose. They are mysterious and mercurial, poignant and profound, and often laugh-out-loud funny. And while they are ostensibly about music, they are really meditations and reflections on the human condition. Running throughout the book are nearly 150 carefully curated photos as well as a series of dream-like riffs that, taken together, resemble an epic poem and add to the work's transcendence. In 2020, with the release of his outstanding album Rough and Rowdy Ways, Dylan became the first artist to have an album hit the Billboard Top 40 in each decade since the 1960s. The Philosophy of Modern Song contains much of what he has learned about his craft in all those years and, like everything that Dylan does, it is a momentous artistic achievement.
Bibliotekernes beskrivelse 4-c photos throughout; 4-c photos throughout

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