Bob Dylan Announces New Book The Philosophy of Modern Song
Bob Dylan, February 2015 (Kevork Djansezian/WireImage)

Bob Dylan, February 2015 (Kevork Djansezian/WireImage) Bob Dylan has announced his first book of new writing since 2004’s Chronicles: Volume One . The new collection is called The Philosophy of Modern Song and it’s out Tuesday, November 8 via Simon & Schuster . Find the book cover below. According to a press release, Dylan began working on The Philosophy of Modern Song in 2010. The book contains over 60 essays that Dylan wrote about songs by artists including Stephen Foster, Elvis Costello, Hank Williams, and Nina Simone. “[Dylan] analyzes what he calls the trap of easy rhymes, breaks down how the addition of a single syllable can diminish a song, and even explains how bluegrass relates to heavy metal,” according to the press release. In a statement, Jonathan Karp (president and CEO of Simon & Schuster) said: “The publication of Bob Dylan’s kaleidoscopically brilliant work will be an international celebration of songs by one of the greatest artists of our time. The Philosophy of Modern Song could only have been written by Bob Dylan. His voice is unique, and his work conveys his deep appreciation and understanding of songs, the people who bring those songs to life, and what […]

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