Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews by Jonathan Cott
ISBN is 9781932958621 / 1932958622
by Cott, Jonathan
Publisher: Wenner, 2007
Edition: Softcover - First Paperback Edition
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Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
About the book: Now in paperback -- the definitive collection of Bob Dylan's essential interviews from 1962 to the present
Dylan expert and longtime Rolling Stone contributor Jonathan Cott has compiled thirty-one interviews that, taken together, present the public transformation of a brilliant young man evading fame and its attendant invasion of privacy into a seasoned professional who has learned how to impart truth to those questioning him without giving away too much of his private self.
Included in Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews are all six major interviews Rolling Stone conducted with Dylan, by Jann S. Wenner, Mikal Gilmore, Kurt Loder, and Cott himself. Other highlights include Nat Hentoff's legendary 1966 Playboy interview with the singer; Studs Terkel's 1963 radio interview on Chicago's WFMT; the interview Dylan gave to screenwriter Jay Cocks when Cocks was a Kenyon College student in 1964; a 1965 interview with director Nora Ephron; and an interview that Sam Shepard turned into a one-act play for Esquire in 1987. Each piece portrays Bob Dylan as an interview subject who, as Cott writes in his introduction, is "at once obviously reluctant, self-protecting, and self-concealing but equally often a stunningly direct, heartfelt, epiphanic, poetic, and, most important, playful expositor of his munificent and inspiring thought-dreams."
This is a New Book - previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects, "new" is not actually a description of condition as a new book may possibly display shelf wear from the shop or distributor supplying it or printing errors or defects from publishing that were not detected. This new book has minor shelf wear but not read - no markings, writing, rips or shreds. This book has a softcover that is slanted from publishing defect but adds interest of book. Page inside front/back first & last pages not covered entirely by slanted cover of book. Inside book pages are not compromised in any way with cover printed off center/slanted.
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About the Author: Jonathan Cott is the author of sixteen books including DYLAN (a biography), CONVERSATIONS WITH GLENN GOULD, STOCKHAUSEN: CONVERSATIONS WITH THE COMPOSER, and BACK TO A SHADOW IN THE NIGHT: MUSIC WRITINGS AND INTERVIEWS - 1968-2001 and co-editor of THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO. He has been a contributing editor of ROLLING STONE magazine since its inception and has written for THE NEW YORK TIMES, PARABOLA, and THE NEW YORKER.