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Greil Marcus Shares New Bob Dylan Writings | Haight

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE


With Bob Dylan: Writings 1968-2010, rock journalist Greil Marcus revisits more than forty years of listening to Dylan—weaving individual moods and moments into a brilliant history of their changing times.

In this event the author & Bob Dylan chronicler Greil Marcus reads from and speaks about his new book in person.

The book begins in Berkeley in 1968, and ends with a piece on Dylan’s show at the University of Minnesota—his very first appearance at his alma mater—on election night 2008.

Together the dozens of pieces collected here comprise a portrait of how, throughout his career, Bob Dylan has drawn upon and reinvented the landscape of traditional American song, its myths and choruses, heroes and villains. They are the result of a more than forty-year engagement between an unparalleled singer and a uniquely acute listener. Marcus follows not only recordings but performances, books, movies, and all manner of highways and byways in which Bob Dylan has made himself felt in our culture.


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