Never before on audio! Music legend Bob Dylan’s only work of fiction—a combination of stream-of-consciousness prose, lyrics, and poetry that illuminates the creative process of one of the most influential musicians and songwriters of our time—finally comes to audio in a magnificent performance by award-winning narrator Will Patton!
Written in 1966, Tarantula is a collection of poems and prose that evokes the turbulence of its time and provides a unique perspective on Bob Dylan’s creative evolution. It captures Dylan at a crucial juncture in his artistic development, showcasing the imagination of a revolutionary musician who was able to combine the humanity and compassion of his folk music roots with the surrealism of modern art and the intensity of the Delta blues. Angry, funny, and elusive, the poems and prose in this collection reflect the concerns found in Dylan’s most seminal music: a sense of protest, verbal ingenuity and spontaneity, and a belief in the artistic legitimacy of chronicling everyday life and the rhythms of the street and in the air.
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Audio|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Bob Dylan has released thirty-eight studio albums, which collectively have sold over 120 million copies around the world. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature and has been awarded the French Legion of Honor, a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor. His memoir, Chronicles: Volume One, spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list.
Will Patton’s film credits include Halloween, Boarding School, Megan Leavey, American Honey, Meek’s Cutoff, A Mighty Heart, Remember the Titans, The Mothman Prophecies, Armageddon, and No Way Out. He starred in Swamp Thing on the DC Universe streaming platform and was seen in five seasons of the TNT series Falling Skies. He has won Obie Awards for his performances in Fool for Love and What Did He See? He is also known for his audiobook recordings of the work of Stephen King, James Lee Burke, Denis Johnson, and William Faulkner.
Date of Birth:May 24, 1941
Place of Birth:Duluth, MN
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is bob dylan. Wierd, comical and strange as you read this book you can almost hear mr.dylan singing the words.
This was finally released aroun' 1971 and is a collection of prose poems - items valued often just as much just for sound as for literal meaning. Dylan should still be proud of this up to this very day - it has sight and also insight, visions and images you could feel even tomorry, mate.
This is positively the most ridiculous excuse for a 'book' that I have ever seen. It has no coherence whatsoever, and there is no reason to expect communication can come from this. I would receive more inspiration from meditating all thoughts from my mind than from looking at this trash. I hope this doesn't distract those disaffected from ordering books from you, but I forget, they probably don't have credit cards anyway.
this conjures up so many images you think you must be inside the mind of bob dylan when you read it. this is a good thing, don't worry. this is truly beautiful & perfectly perfect for a dylan lover (like meself) or a poet who likes free verse or a deep thinker or an ex-beat or anyone you think deserves such a masterpiece. my favorites are the last one & the one about the boy in the tree & marxism. I swear, in the last poem, i think he knows me. p.s.: you know, i read this in about two days it was so good, but i still carry it around with me wherever i go, & it inspired me to write poetry which i now do. p.p.s.: in short, it was really really good.