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Tearing the World Apart

Bob Dylan and the Twenty-First Century

Nina Goss (editor) Eric Hoffman (editor)

ISBN: 9781496820143

Publication Date: Jun 2018

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Participates in the creation of the postmillennial Bob Dylan by exploring three central records of the twenty-first century - "Love and Theft" (2001), Modern Times (2006), and Tempest (2012) - along with the 2003 film Masked and Anonymous, which Dylan helped write and in which he appears as an actor and musical performer.
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Contributions by Alberto Brodesco, James Cody, Andrea Cossu, Anne Margaret Daniel, Jesper Doolard, Nina Goss, Jonathan Hodgers, Jamie Lorentzen, Fahri Öz, Nick Smart, and Thad Williamson

Bob Dylan is many things to many people. Folk prodigy. Rock poet. Quiet gentleman. Dionysian impresario. Cotton Mather. Stage hog. Each of these Dylan creations comes with its own accessories, including a costume, a hairstyle, a voice, a lyrical register, a metaphysics, an audience, and a library of commentary. Each Bob Dylan joins a collective cast that has made up his persona for over fifty years.

No version of Dylan turns out uncomplicated, but the postmillennial manifestation seems peculiarly contrary-a tireless and enterprising antiquarian; a creator of singular texts and sounds through promiscuous poaching; an artist of innovation and uncanny renewal. This is a Dylan of persistent surrender from and engagement with a world he perceives as broken and enduring, addressing us from a past that is lost and yet forever present.

Tearing the World Apart participates in the creation of the postmillennial Bob Dylan by exploring three central records of the twenty-first century-"Love and Theft" (2001), Modern Times (2006), and Tempest (2012)-along with the 2003 film Masked and Anonymous, which Dylan helped write and in which he appears as an actor and musical performer.

The collection of essays does justice to this difficult Bob Dylan by examining his method and effects through a disparate set of viewpoints. Readers will find a variety of critical contexts and cultural perspectives as well as a range of experiences as members of Dylan's audience. The essays in Tearing the World Apart illuminate, as a prism might, their intransigent subject from enticing and intersecting angles.
Pages 202
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Jun 2018
Publisher University Press of Mississippi
Series American Made Music Series
Subject/s Popular culture   Music reviews & criticism  
Nina Goss, Brooklyn, New York, is a writer and educator. She is coeditor of and contributor to Dylan at Play.

Eric Hoffman, Vernon, Connecticut, is a poet and essayist. He is author of Oppen: A Narrative and coeditor of Dave Sim: Conversations; Chester Brown: Conversations; and Seth: Conversations, all published by University Press of Mississippi.

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