Numerous bootleg copies of this unclassifiable book circulated bohemian music scenes before its release in 1971. Tarántula combines poetry, prose, and exercises in the practice of automatic writing unsurprising given its Beat Generation context. The book shows Bob Dylan moving away from folk and towards rock, growing more transgressive at every step.
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.
Date of Birth:May 24, 1941
Place of Birth:Duluth, MN