Expecting Rain Book Corner
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Recommended books

Michael Gray's Song & Dance Man III available in the US from amazon.com
Glen Dundas: Tangled Up In Tapes : a Recording History of Bob Dylan (4th edition, 1999)
C.P. Lee's "Like The Night" from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk
The Bob Dylan Companion : Four Decades of Commentary - an edited volume of Dylan essays, reviews, and interviews.
Think of the Self Speaking: Harry Smith, Selected Interviews. The man behind the Anthology Of American Folk Music.
The Ground Beneath Her Feet : A Novel by Salman Rushdie, from the world of rock'n'roll.
Webster's New World College Dictionary - 4th edition (July 1999)
Rich Man's Table - "the Great American Novel About Bob Dylan" now in paperback.
Loitering With Intent - Peter O'Toole.
The Superhuman Crew
Natural Capitalism. "...an ambitious, visionary, monster book.....the book's reach is phenonmenal. It belongs to the galvanizing tradition of Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet and Stewart Brand's The Whole Earth Catalog." (Publisher's Weekly).
Touched by the Hand of Bob - Book with BobFans' experiences, including yours truly. Available from amazon.co.uk
Early Dylan. Photographs and Introduction by Barry Feinstein, Daniel Kramer and Jim Marshall
The Mark Seliger Photographs may include a Bob Dylan image?
Man Gave Names to All the Animals illustrated by Scott Menchin, words by Bob Dylan, out November 1999

Lyrics, 1962-1985 : Includes All of Writings and Drawings Plus 120 New Writings
Revised edition (August 1998), but still none of the post-1985 songs.

Backstage Passes & Backstabbing Bastards : Memoirs of a Rock 'N' Roll Survivor Al Kooper / paperback / October 1998
Al has updated and expanded his book, previously out of print and highly sought after at rock book fairs. Read his account of how he managed to get in on the "Like A Rolling Stone" recording session AND have Dylan say "Turn the organ up". Great, humorous read. Recommended.

No Direction Home : The Life and Music of Bob Dylan Robert Shelton / Paperback / Published 1997 Recommended!

Bob Dylan; Time Out of Mind Bob Dylan / Paperback / Published 1998. - The songbook. Slightly different words from the lyrics assembled at Expecting Rain. The picture on the back is not as heavily retouched as on the CD cover.

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right : Bob Dylan, the Early Years Andy Gill / Paperback / Oct 1998

Arthur Schnitzler's Dream Story is the "Träumnovelle" upon which Stanley Kubrick based his last film, "Eyes Wide Shut", from amazon.co.uk.

Wanted Man : In Search of Bob Dylan John Bauldie (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1991
Just Like Bob Zimmerman's Blues : Dylan in Minnesota Dave Engel / Paperback / Published 1997
Bob Dylan : The Life and Music of America's Folk-Rock Icon Stephen Matteo / Hardcover / Oct 1998
Good for the pictures.

Positively Bob Dylan : A Thirty-Year Discography, Concert and Recording Session Guide, 1960-1991 Michael Krogsgaard / Hardcover / Published 1991 (Special Order) Probably out of print. Try Bob Dylan Items at Alibris
(out of print and rare books)


Not Out Yet

Lyrics, 1962-1999
Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan / Hardcover / - Amazon lists it to be published in April 2000.
Villard Books, a division of Random House, had serious plans to publish
a new book of Dylan lyrics in November 1997. This is a page from the Villard Books Fall 1997 catalog.

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