'Tarantula' shows Bob Dylan at a point in his artistic evolution when word-play and the exploration of spontaneously occurring ideas came as naturally to him as breathing.
The book's population resembles a sideshow, but the circus is on our streets. In this way the book is analog to the lyrics of its recorded contemporaries - Bring It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde On Blonde - three albums that irrevocably altered popular music. This is a book of tales, quite post-modern and often hilarious, where Aretha Franklin and James Cagney mingle with mayors, beggars and truck drivers.
An essential volume for those seeking further insight into Dylan's creative process, 'Tarantula' opens the door to an engaging and thought-provoking world in which to lose oneself.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 2004
- 133 x 203 x 10mm