A complete life story. It is through Dylan's music, especially his lyrics, that Jonathan Cott's remarkable text approaches one of the quintessential figures of modern times. The essay chronicles Dylan's life and the evolution of his art from the early days in Hibbing through his current religious re-discovery. Above all, it reveals the essential man, the mercurial magnet artist, through the many masks he has presented to the world.
Vermilion 1984, 246
pages, hardback with dustjacket ISBN 0091587506
Doubleday/Rolling Stone 1985, large format softback. ISBN