Dreaming of Dylan

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Publication Date: Due in the UK Late December 2018 / Early January 2019

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115 Dreams About Bob – A quirky look at the singer/songwriter’s influence and his presence in the world’s subconscious

“Some time ago a crazy dream came to me….” Perhaps the only subject more fascinating than the mysterious world of dreams is the mysterious world of Bob Dylan. Dreaming of Dylan brings the two together for a weird and wonderful romp through the ways the mercurial musical master shows up in our subconscious states. Celebrated writer and musician Mary Lee Kortes, who once earned high praise from the Bard himself for her song-by-song recording of his classic Blood on the Tracks LP, lovingly gathered and curated this aesthetically stunning off-kilter collection of nocturnal visions. Paired with over 100 original images and illustrations, these dreams will captivate you in ways you never expected. Bob Dylan once sang “I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours.” And be in them he has! There are plenty of musical dreamers here, from the incomparable Patti Smith to Squirrel Nut Zippers frontman Jimbo Mathus to Kevin Odegard, whose guitar is heard on the memorable intro to “Tangled Up in Blue,” to renowned drummer Will Rigby. Not to mention the everyday dreamers, from plumbers to poets to pastors, who appear alongside dentists, attorneys, and psychotherapists. Some dreams are poignant; some are disturbing; some are touching; and others are nothing short of bizarre. Taken together they’re an enthralling look at what the famously enigmatic singer/songwriter represents in the deepest recesses of our minds. You may have read books about Bob Dylan, but you’ve never read a book like this. Like a great Dylan song, you’ll return to many of these passages again and again to untangle their rich layers of meaning. Or simply to have a little fun.

 

 

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