YOUNGER THAN THAT NOW


Younger Than That Now: The Collected Interviews with Bob Dylan, Edited by Jim Ellison, Thunder’s Mouth Press, New York, 2004, 294pp; finished 5/27/8; rated 5

This collection of interviews with Bob Dylan covers a span of years from 1964 to 1997 and shows a Dylan who moves from a youthful, bizarre, antagonistic-to-the-press reluctant messiah (who sends interviewers down wild rabbit trails by making up nonsensical answers on the fly) to an older, more thoughtful artistic statesman who has some very clear ideas about life and music, and God. But who is still bizarre. I think Dylan is the greatest thing since sliced bread, but this books is for hardcore Bobophiles.

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