O britânico PERRY ANDERSON analisa em ensaio polêmico as origens e os limites das revoluções embaladas pelo rock and roll. Sem abrir mão do rigor marxista, Anderson explica porque Rolling Stones, sim e Beatles, não; Beach Boys, sim e Bob Dylan, não.
O crítico literário ALCIR PÉCORA resenha o livro de memórias de Dylan, Crônicas, e encontra uma nobre linhagem para o autor.
Também da área da crítica literária, Walnice Nogueira Galvão apresenta os motivos pelos quais a premiação de Dylan para o Nobel de Literatura não faz nenhum sentido. Os conflitos entre cultura engajada e cultura pop atravessam todo o ensaio.
RICARDO LÍSIAS, editor da Peixe-elétrico, resenha a única ficção de Bob Dylan, o livro Tarântula, que chega ao Brasil em nova tradução.
O escritor VICTOR HERINGER escreve sobre o momento em que soube da premiação, sua reação e posteriores reflexões a respeito de um ídolo pop receber o prêmio máximo da literatura mundial.
Uma série de fotos norte-americanas pertencentes à Biblioteca do Congresso ilustram esta edição.
The stories included are:
The Last – Terrorized by the thought of death, a man lets himself be contaminated by vampirism to prolong his life indefinitely. However, when Hell and Heaven’s legions face each other in the ultimate battle, he becomes the last human being on Earth. Will he let himself be dragged peacefully into one of the afterlife kingdoms?
Sasabonsam – During the War of Guinea, a group of Guinean guerrilla fighters bring down a Portuguese airplane. When investigating the wreck, they discover not only that the pilot survived, but also that he isn't human. Intellectual, one of the guerrilla fighters, is forced to face the monster, as well as the tribalism that infects the minds of his comrades.
The Castle – Thomas gets a last minute invitation from his cousin Michael to Christmas dinner. But Michael's motives are darker than Thomas could have ever imagined.
Susan – After a short and awful life, Susan faces death. Recalling her days on earth, she tries to deduce to which of the postmortem kingdoms she will be sent. However, her final destination reveals itself as surprising in more than one way.
A Literary Quest – In his search for rare books, Cirio finds the elusive bookstore of Mormont, the location of which changes constantly, but is said to contain some volumes almost impossible to find. However, even after everything he went through to get there, will Cirio's quest be completed?
The Saga of Me, Divine Justice – Heaven, Purgatory and Hell, the three realms of the afterlife. Agents from each side try to manipulate Man, making it do things it wouldn't normally do, to influence its final destination. All to get more souls and gain an advantage in the Eternal War.
I can't accept it. It isn't fair for the place of eternal rest (or torment) of a person to be determined by what a third party led it to do. And I fight to prevent it.
A God In Humaitá – During the Passage of Humaitá, one of the most important moments of the Paraguayan War, the intervention of a Guarani god changes the course of history. However, for two soldiers on opposite sides, it's a catastrophic event.
Wendigo – After Spain agrees to an alliance with Nazi Germany, Portugal is forced to do the same so as to avoid annexation. As a result, Portuguese soldiers at Lajes, in the Azores, come under attack from an American force that wants to occupy that strategic point. Frustrated by the stubborn resistance of the defenders, the Americans turn to a very unconventional weapon.
The Curse of the Arched Bridge – Something around the Arched Bridge is drowning the children of the village of Perre. Suspecting a supernatural cause, the population turns to the Church for help. However, seeing the powerlessness of their priest, three men decide to solve the problem themselves. What they'll have to do to protect their children will haunt them for the rest of their lives.
Todos nós já passamos por isso. Estes são os pequenos momentos engraçados que acontecem entre mim e a minha filha - ou entre si e o seu filho - que acontecem milhares de vezes por dia. Nós rimos e seguimos em frente, porque estamos ocupados demais para realmente tomar atenção, e os momentos são pequenos demais para recordarmos mais tarde. Mas se pudéssemos escrever alguns deles, que cestinha de memórias surpreendentes teríamos.
Unexpectedly, he meets and falls in love with a young local woman, and they have a one-night stand, which ends with sexual intercourse on the bank of river Kuebe. After a night of passion, their lives are forever changed.
Returning to Luanda, he has to decide between his love for his wife, on whom he cheated, and the intense passion he felt for his mistress.
This novella is merely a pretext to share useful information about infidelity and the touristic potential of one of Africa’s most beautiful and historical corners: Kuando Kubango, the home of the African elephant.
The main character and those of his associates are developed over the telling of the six separate and individual crime stories. They span the period of his life as a young man.
From all the evidence that can be generated from an individual case, the mystery of who, how and why will always involve a psychological and moral dimension. Gambetti studies the behaviour of players and is particularly keen to identify inconsistencies; motive, ambition, desire and opportunity are examples of the threads that weave facts together into a pattern, a scenario, the story of a crime.
Elaborado pelos professores e pesquisadores Mark G. Nash e Willians Ramos Ferreira, este dicionário abrange mais de 2.700 expressões frequentemente usadas na comunicação do dia a dia. Além de apresentar traduções ou equivalências claras e objetivas em português, indica as variações de uso e traz exemplos contextualizados que facilitam a compreensão das expressões idiomáticas em revistas, jornais, livros, letras de músicas, filmes, internet etc.
Uma obra essencial para aprimorar os conhecimentos dos estudantes brasileiros de inglês, bem como daqueles que utilizam esse idioma em seu ambiente de trabalho ou lazer.
The celebrated first memoir from arguably the most influential singer-songwriter in the country, Bob Dylan.
“I’d come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else.”
So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles: Volume One, his remarkable book exploring critical junctures in his life and career. Through Dylan’s eyes and open mind, we see Greenwich Village, circa 1961, when he first arrives in Manhattan. Dylan’s New York is a magical city of possibilities—smoky, nightlong parties; literary awakenings; transient loves and unbreakable friendships. Elegiac observations are punctuated by jabs of memories, penetrating and tough. With the book’s side trips to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota, and points west, Chronicles: Volume One is an intimate and intensely personal recollection of extraordinary times.
By turns revealing, poetical, passionate, and witty, Chronicles: Volume One is a mesmerizing window on Bob Dylan’s thoughts and influences. Dylan’s voice is distinctively American: generous of spirit, engaged, fanciful, and rhythmic. Utilizing his unparalleled gifts of storytelling and the exquisite expressiveness that are the hallmarks of his music, Bob Dylan turns Chronicles: Volume One into a poignant reflection on life, and the people and places that helped shape the man and the art.
Music legend Bob Dylan's only work of fiction—a combination of stream of consciousness prose, lyrics, and poetry that gives fans insight into one of the most influential singer-songwriters of our time.
Written in 1966, Tarantula is a collection of poems and prose that evokes the turbulence of the times in which it was written, and gives a unique insight into Dylan's creative evolution. It captures Bob Dylan's preoccupations at a crucial juncture in his artistic development, showcasing the imagination of a folk poet laureate who was able to combine the humanity and compassion of his country roots with the playful surrealism of modern art. Angry, funny, and strange, the poems and prose in this collection reflect the concerns found in Dylan's most seminal music: a sense of protest, a verbal playfulness and spontaneity, and a belief in the artistic legitimacy of chronicling everyday life and eccentricity on the street.
Iconic singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and illustrator David Walker team up to present this charming, cozy, and touching interpretation of “If Not for You.”
If not for you…
I’d be sad and blue.
If not for you…
I just wouldn’t have a clue.
If not for you…
What would I do?
In this inventive interpretation of Bob Dylan’s 1970 song “If Not for You,” illustrator David Walker beautifully imagines Dylan’s lyrics as portraying the bottomless love between a parent and a child—and the magical experiences they might share together.
Dans son discours à l’Académie suédoise, Bob Dylan évoque les oeuvres qui l’ont marqué et ont influencé ses écrits. Un véritable manifeste, témoignage unique de l’un des artistes les plus fascinants de notre époque.
A new collection of Bob Dylan’s most essential lyrics—one hundred songs that represent the Nobel Laureate’s incredible range through the entirety of his career so far.
Bob Dylan is one of the most important cultural figures of our time, and the first American musician in history to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. 100 Songs is an intimate and carefully curated collection of his most important lyrics that spans from the beginning of his career through the present day. Perfect for students who may be new to Dylan’s work as well as longtime fans, this portable, abridged volume of these singular lyrics explores the depth, breadth, and magnitude of one of the world’s most enduring bodies of work.
On October 13, 2016, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, recognizing his countless contributions to music and letters over the last fifty years. Some months later, he delivered an acceptance lecture that is now memorialized in book form for generations to come. In The Nobel Lecture, Dylan reflects on his life and experience with literature, providing both a rare artistic statement and an intimate look at a uniquely American icon. From finding inspiration in the music of Buddy Holly and Leadbelly to the works of literature that helped shape his own approach to writing—The Odyssey, Moby-Dick, and All Quiet on the Western Front—this is Dylan like you’ve never seen him before.
« Epoustouflant... Ce livre révèle les premiers éveils de la créativité de l’auteur avec une urgence incroyable. »
The New York Times
« Ce livre est au rock n’roll ce que la découverte du journal secret de Shakespeare serait à la littérature. C’est sans doute l’autobiographie la plus intime et la plus extraordinaire jamais écrite par une légende du xxe siècle. »
The Daily Telegraph
« Nous savions que Dylan écrivait, mais nous ignorions qu’il écrivait si bien, que ce misanthrope pouvait revisiter son passé avec tant de chaleur, de compassion et de clairvoyance. »
The Washington Post
« Magique... Ces Chroniques ont leur place entre Sur la route de Jack Kerouac et En route pour la gloire de Woody Guthrie. Une œuvre essentielle sur la destinée manifeste d’un artiste américain. »
« Si vous voulez savoir ce qui se trouve dans le cœur prismatique du jeune Bob Dylan, un garçon charmant et très étrange comme on en rencontre peu, ouvrez ce livre à n’importe quelle page, vous ne le lâcherez plus. Sa prose évoque un mélange de Jack Kerouac, de Raymond Chandler et de Yeats. »
© Illustration de couverture : Don Hunstein