The Old, Weird America

The Old, Weird America

The World of Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes

Book - 2011 | Updated ed., 2nd Picador ed.
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A Special Edition with a New Introduction and an Updated Discography

This is Greil Marcus's acclaimed book on the secret music made by Bob Dylan and the Band in 1967, which introduced a phrase that has become part of the culture: "the old, weird America." It is this country that the book maps--the "playground of God, Satan, tricksters, Puritans, confidence men, illuminati, braggarts, preachers, anonymous poets of all stripes" (Luc Sante, New York magazine). In honor of Dylan's seventieth birthday, this special edition includes a new introduction, an updated discography, and a cover featuring never-before-seen photographs of the legendary recording sessions.

Publisher: New York : Picador, 2011.
Edition: Updated ed., 2nd Picador ed.
ISBN: 9780312572914
0312572913
Branch Call Number: 782.4216 MARCUS
Characteristics: xxiv, 296 p. ; 21 cm.

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