Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Unprecedented Life of Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan, the 2016 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, has been creating musical masterpieces for decades--and a selection of them can be heard and seen performed on two DVDs available for checkout at the Circulation Desk of the (Denton) Blagg-Huey Library.

See ". . . an electrifying account of (Dylan's) unprecedented life" (David Fricke, Rolling Stone) in the Martin Scorsese film No Direction Home, a 2-disc set featuring interviews and rare footage of Dylan concert performances.

Based on Howard Zinn's bestselling A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People's History of the United States (both available from the TWU Libraries), The People Speak features Dylan's Do Re Mi and "the words (in letters, songs, poems, speeches, and manifestos) of (other) rebels, dissenters, and visionaries . . . including Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Langston Hughes, Chief Joseph, Muhammad Ali . . . and many others never featured in high school textbooks." Cover, The People Speak

~Sandy Cochran 

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