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The Mammoth Book of Bob Dylan

The Mammoth Book of Bob Dylan

  • Author: Sean Egan
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1849017638
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 160
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Bob Dylan's impact on popular music has been incalculable. Having transformed staid folk music into a vehicle for coruscating social commentary, he then swept away the romantic platitudes of rock 'n' roll with his searing intellect. From the zeitgeist-encapsulating protest of 'Blowin' in the Wind' to the streetwise venom of 'Like a Rolling Stone', and from the stunning mid-sixties trilogy of albums - Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde - to Time Out of Mind, his stunning if world-weary comeback at the age of 56, Dylan's genius has endured, underpinned by the dazzling turn of phrase that has made him the pre-eminent poet of popular music. Because Dylan's achievements have no equal, his career is the most chronicled in rock history. Here, Sean Egan presents a selection of the best writing on Dylan, both praise and criticism. Interviews, essays, features and reviews from Dylan intimates and scholars such as John Bauldie, Michael Gray, Nat Hentoff and Jules Siegel are interspersed with new narrative and reviews of every single album to create a comprehensive picture of the artist whose chimes of freedom still resound.

Mammoth Book of Freddie Mercury and Queen

Mammoth Book of Freddie Mercury and Queen

  • Author: Sean Egan
  • Publisher: Robinson
  • ISBN: 9781472109262
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There has never been a band quite like Queen, and it's hard to imagine that there will be again. While a number of groups may have had a go at rock, prog rock, opera, funk, pop, and twenties pastiche, few, if any, have done so on a single album. Unusually, not just one or two, but every member of the band was a great songwriter. And while bands like ELO may have made similar use of layered harmonies, Queen were emphatically the pioneers of this vocal style. From the stadium anthem 'We Will Rock You' to the Fifties retro of 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' and the slick synth-pop of 'I Want to Break Free' to the unlikeliest Number One ever, the category-defying 'Bohemian Rhapsody', with its unlikely blend of strutting rock and operatic intrigue, Queen was truly a band like no other. Egan, as he has done so successfully in Mammoth Books on The Beatles, Bob Dylan and, most recently, The Rolling Stones presents a bumper selection of writing, both old and new on Mercury, bassist John Deacon, guitarist Brian May, and drummer Roger Taylor: features, interviews, reviews, and opinion pieces to created a rounded portrait of one of history's most remarkable groups.

The Mammoth Book of Steampunk

The Mammoth Book of Steampunk

  • Author: Sean Wallace
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1780331355
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 160
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An anthology focusing on newer elements of steampunk, one which deconstructs the staples of the genre and expands on them, rather than simply repeating them, with a greater spread both in terms of location and character. This is steampunk with a modern, post-colonial sensibility. Contributors include: Jeff VanderMeer, Caitlín Kiernan, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jay Lake, Cherie Priest, Cat Rambo, Catherynne M. Valente, Genevieve Valentine and many more.

Invisible Now: Bob Dylan in the 1960s

Invisible Now: Bob Dylan in the 1960s

  • Author: Dr John Hughes
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1472403347
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 256
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Invisible Now describes Bob Dylan's transformative inspiration as artist and cultural figure in the 1960s. Hughes identifies Dylan's creativity with an essential imaginative dynamic, as the singer perpetually departs from a former state of inexpression in pursuit of new, as yet unknown, powers of self-renewal. This motif of temporal self-division is taken as corresponding to what Dylan later referred to as an artistic project of 'continual becoming', and is explored in the book as a creative and ethical principle that underlies many facets of Dylan's appeal. Accordingly, the book combines close discussions of Dylan's mercurial art with related discussions of his humour, voice, photographs, and self-presentation, as well as with the singularities of particular performances. The result is a nuanced account of Dylan's creativity that allows us to understand more closely the nature of Dylan's art, and its links with American culture.

The Mammoth Book of the Beatles

The Mammoth Book of the Beatles

  • Author: Sean Egan
  • Publisher: Constable & Robinson Ltd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 594
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Over 30 landmark interviews, accounts, and memoirs of The Beatles and their entourage, recording how they inadvertently became counter-culture_s figureheads and changed society.The pieces include Paul Johnson_s _The Menace of Beatlism_, Maureen Cleave_s _Beatles Bigger than Christ_ feature, the News of the World feature suggesting The Beatles were spent forces _ just before they unleashed Sergeant Pepper on the world _ interviews with their entourage and main loves; plus latter-day contributions from the likes of Paul Gambacinni, Dave Marsh, Greil Marcus.Also included is a chronological tracing of each Beatles album and single, and analysis of all Beatles movie releases and television appearances.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20

  • Author: Stephen Jones
  • Publisher: Running Press
  • ISBN: 9780762437276
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 576
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This annual collection of exceptional horror and dark fantasy fiction stories is the essential must-have for horror buffs. The 20th edition of this showcase of horror includes a comprehensive overview of international selections, an impressively researched necrology, and a list of indispensable contact addresses for the dedicated horror fan and aspiring writer of true horror.

The Mammoth Book of Ghost Romance

The Mammoth Book of Ghost Romance

13 Tales of Supernatural Love

  • Author: Trisha Telep
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1849017700
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 160
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A wonderful collection of stories of supernatural love by Sharon Shinn, Annette Blair, Caridad Pineiro, Jennifer Estep, Gwyn Cready, Carolyn Crane, Jeannie Holmes, Anna Campbell, Julia London, Christie Ridgway, Holly Lisle and Liz Maverick. In happy-ever-after endings, ghosts come to life so that lovers can be united in the flesh.

The Mammoth Book of Undercover Cops

The Mammoth Book of Undercover Cops

  • Author: Paul Copperwaite
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1849017336
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 160
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Edgy revelations and revealing first-hand accounts, including the inspirations for popular TV dramas as diverse as The Wire, The Sopranos and Life on Mars. Terrorists, criminal gangs, drug-dealing lawyers, solitary psychos and suspected serial killers all feature as the intended targets in these cops' tales. Using fake identities and complex back-stories, dependent on teamwork to keep one step away from exposure, torture and death, the subjects of this book describe in vivid detail what it is like to cultivate contacts and gather evidence in major prosecutions: in the UK, Northern Ireland, the USA and around the world.

The Mammoth Book of Nebula Awards SF

The Mammoth Book of Nebula Awards SF

  • Author: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1780334303
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 160
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The very best short SF fiction of any given year as recommended and nominated by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America: the best novella, novelette and short story. Here you will find the cream of the crop of science fiction and fantasy - startling ideas, the intricate construction of new worlds and mind-bending experimental writing. This anthology includes not only the Nebula Award-winning works in each short-form category, but also all the nominees in the novelette and short story categories. Here you will find colourful fantasy, outstanding speculative fiction, steampunk, edgy writing on the fringes of the mainstream and uncompromisingly hard SF in stories set in the distant past, an off-kilter present day, the far future or some times in between.

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24

  • Author: Gardner Dozois
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1849017697
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 160
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In this the twenty-fourth edition of his celebrated annual Mammoth Book of Best New SF (its 28th as The Year's Best SF in the United States), award-winning editor Gardner Dozois presents 33 of 2010's most outstanding pieces of short science fiction, along with his typically informative notes on each author. Many are the work of award-winning writers, but there are also some surprising newcomers. The collection is prefaced, as ever, by Dozois's Summation of 2010 in SF, a review of the year's highlights in publishing and film - including non-fiction, media and awards - obituaries and an insightful look at emerging trends.