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The Philosophy of Modern Song

The Philosophy of Modern Song
Book
Artist/Author/Cast: 
Dylan, Bob
ISBN: 
9781451648706

The Philosophy of Modern Song is Bob Dylan's first book of new writing since 2004's Chronicles: Volume One --and since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. Dylan, who began working on the book in 2010, offers his extraordinary insight into the nature of popular music. He writes over sixty essays focusing on songs by other artists, spanning from Stephen Foster to Elvis Costello, and in between ranging from Hank Williams to Nina Simone. He analyzes what he calls the trap of easy rhymes, breaks down how the addition of a single syllable can diminish a song, and even explains how bluegrass relates to heavy metal. These essays are written in Dylan's unique prose. They are mysterious and mercurial, poignant and profound, and often laugh-out-loud funny. And while they are ostensibly about music, they are really meditations and reflections on the human condition. Running throughout the book are nearly 150 carefully curated photos as well as a series of dream-like riffs that, taken together, resemble an epic poem and add to the work's transcendence. In 2020, with the release of his outstanding album Rough and Rowdy Ways , Dylan became the first artist to have an album hit the Billboard Top 40 in each decade since the 1960s. The Philosophy of Modern Song contains much of what he has learned about his craft in all those years, and like everything that Dylan does, it is a momentous artistic achievement.

Target audience: 
Adults
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Call Number: 
NewNow 782.42 2022

The House of Wolves

The House of Wolves
Book
Artist/Author/Cast: 
Patterson, James
ISBN: 
9780316404297

James Patterson and Mike Lupica are the thriller dream team! Jenny Wolf's murdered father leaves her in charge of a billion-dollar empire--and a family more ruthless than Succession' s Roys and Yellowstone 's Duttons. The Wolfs, the most powerful family in California, have a new head-thirty-six-year-old former high school teacher Jenny Wolf. That means Jenny now runs the prestigious San Francisco Tribune . She also controls the legendary pro football team, the Wolves. And she has a murdered father to avenge--if she can survive the killers all around her. An unforgettable family drama by two writers at the top of their craft.

Target audience: 
Adults
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Call Number: 
NewNow F Patterso