Beside each new item is noted the date of its addition on the page:
 means November 2020,
 means December 2020,
 means January 2021.
To know what has been added to the website during one of these last three months,
just type the requested date [mmyy] in the Search.
SOMETHING THERE IS ABOUT
What does mean, and what are the rules -if any?
The condition to be on CWAC is "document related to Bob Dylan printed on paper": the virtual publications (kindles) are therefore not listed here. The items on the website are sorted in several categories:
-The BOOKS section presents all known items published on Bob Dylan worldwide, with all their editions, sorted by language.
A list of titles and authors is presented on each 'language page', from which you can, by a click, get full details and large scans of every item.
The * asterisked books are not entirely devoted to Bob Dylan, but have enough about him inside to deserve a room in a Bob Dylan books collection, or interest the Dylan fan.
Some books listed here are not really 'Dylan books', but are 'Dylan-connected' -to his work or personal life- in a non obvious but quite real way: type 'Dylan indirect connection' in the Search to find them.
The pre-publication covers do not really exist; they are only shown here to illustrate the life of the book, especially when the pre-cover was very different from the published edition: sometimes even the author's name was wrong!...
-The MAGAZINES section shows all known front cover stories worldwide, entirely or partially dedicated to Bob Dylan -that is with his image on it, not just his name-. Here are only front (or back) covers, no clippings. Collections of Bob Dylan clippings can be seen here and, among other artists, there. The number of pages dedicated to Bob Dylan, when known, is noted for each magazine.
The 14 OCTOBER 2016 NOBEL PRIZE OF LITERATURE ANNOUNCEMENT had such a massive press coverage that it deserved a special section: see the link on top of the Magazines list.
-The FANZINES pages are as complete as possible, so are the PROGRAMMES and SONGBOOKS sections; printable sheets music can be bought over the Internet for most of Bob Dylan's song: they are not presented here.
-The ODDS & ENDS part gathers all that does not fit with the precedent categories. Dylan ticket stubs, handbills and posters, and Dylan postcards, though obviously made of paper, are not here because they have their own dedicated websites.
IMAGES: If there is only one picture on a page, it is displayed as a large size (750 pixels high) -if available. When there are several items, in order to keep a unity on the page, they are presented as 300 pixels high images, most of them enlargeable by a click to a 750 pixels high size. Some scans are missing or can be improved: please contribute!
DISPLAY: The website has been built for computers: some pictures or back covers are only visible if you pass your mouse over the fronts, so you will lose that effect on tablettes and smartphones... please avoid them if you can.
has of course no copyright on the images displayed on the website, but if you use them -or the comments and information-, please credit CWAC and its url https://www.bobdylan-comewritersandcritics.com, thank you.
OH THE HISTORY BOOKS TELL IT...
The first version (#1.0) of was put online in 1996. It was just a list of Bob Dylan books, sorted by languages and illustrated by small not enlargeable vignettes: there was no ADSL at that time, and large images took a long time to load. Starting with the webmaster's own books collection, the lists quickly grew, thanks to the contribution of visitors and friends. The website was then extended to Magazines, Fanzines, Programmes, Songbooks, and later came the Odds & Ends section. It was regularly updated, but stayed for years in that form.
Everything changed fall 2016 when an attempt to turn the website into a database was cancelled, as the person who initially offered to 'help me for free' finally asked money, locked me out of the website and published for a time my work elsewhere under his name! He has now left the 'Dylan community' and nobody regrets him.
But the experience was not totally negative, as I had realised that it was possible to create a much better website than what existed: this is the current version, put on line in August 2017.
This can be called version #2 of , if we forget the sad 2016 failure. It would not have been possible without the help and advices of John Baldwin and Peter Oudejans.
Important changes were done since its creation, especially in the Books section:
1.0 -List of books sorted by language with small images; then also magazines, fanzines, programmes...
2.0 -Whole website: large scans or enlargeable images,
2.1 -Books section: individual pages created for each title,
2.2 -Books section: shortened lists of titles for each language, with links to a detailed page for each title,
2.3 -Magazines list sorted by languages,
2.3.1 -Magazines list reorganised,
2.3.2 -Fanzines and Programmes lists reorganised
2.3.3 -General simplification for a better display of information
188.8.131.52 -Details and information on items have been added. They are now located above the pictures.
PLEASE TELL THEM THANKS A LOT:
Many people contributed for years to by sending scans and information:
Thank you to Susanna Agati, Analoguer, Lars M. Banke, Martin Barrack, Clive Barrett, John Bauldie, Gökalp Baykal, Guido Bieri, Daniel Biesemans, Philippe Bouvier, Giorgio Brianese, Andrea Brillo, Paolo Brillo, Hanns-Peter Bushoff, Randy Chase, Xavier Cunillera, Marco Demel, Renaud Depierreux, Arie de Reus, Anneke Derksen, Wiebke Dittmer, Martin en Roos, Manfred Endtner, Hilda Fernhout, Alan Fraser, Michael Gray, Federico Guglielmi, François Guillez, Jeremy Heist, Gijsbert Hinnen, Knut Högvall, Antonio Iriarte, Jürgen Jahreis, Artur Jarosinski, Cherie Jarry, Magne Karlstad, Masato Kato, Andrew Keeble, Jeff Klepper, Peter Koehler, Les Kokay, Catherine Lapierre, Patricia Lapierre, Kristine Lebreton, Larves, Ferdinand Lubberts, Ivana Lukic, Edvard Lysne, Sergio Mariano Romay, Scott Marshall, Daniel Martin, Jean-Pierre Mercier, Serge Mironneau, Itsuko Nishimura, Michael O'Shea, Stephen Pickering, Pascual Piles Aracil, Yann Pinguet, Joseph Pohlschneider, Paula Radice, Rick Rann, Hank Reineke, George Rothe, Gerd Rundel, Robert Schlockoff, Shep, Jon Sievert, Ray Stavrou, Marcel Touati, Paolo Vites, Tom Willems, Martin Williams, Paul Williams, Jens Winter, Ian Woodward, Ross Wylde, Shane Youl and May Ziade for their great scans, information and help...
Thank you also to you, Wikipedia, and congratulations for your encyclopaedic knowledge, neither useless nor pointless.
Special thanks to Peter Oudejans, who gave me access to his impressive lists, sent so many scans and corrected so many mistakes, Christian Fiot, Wil Gielen and Jürgen Wasser, the best 'scan hunters' ever, and to the late John Baldwin for his regular and invaluable contributions... John, we really miss you a lot.