DAEMON LOVER - THE TANGLED TALE OF A 450-YEAR OLD POP BALLAD, by Clinton Heylin
Written as a literary detective story, DYLAN'S
DAEMON LOVER is about the ancient folk ballads, strewn with sex, betrayal and death, that Dylan described in 1997 as 'my lexicon and my prayer-book'. Written by an acclaimed Dylan expert and the author of DYLAN BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, the book involves and embraces characters as diverse as Robert Graves, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns, and Scotland's legendary thirteenth century seer Thomas of Erceldoune (aka Thomas the Rhymer) in its analysis of traditional music and its influence on Dylan.'
Helter Skelter 1999, 224 pages, hardcover
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Softcover ISBN 978-1900924153