A popular book by legendary classic rock artist Bob Dylan Tarantula is set to be released in Audiobook version on December 3.
Tarantula is an experimental prose, poetry and lyrics collection by Bob Dylan, written in 1965 and 1966. Bob Dylan later on went to say that it was a book he never agreed to write. "Things were running wild at that point. It never was my intention to write a book." He implied that his former manager Albert Grossman signed up Dylan to write the novel without Dylan's consent.
Tarantula was set to be published in 1966, but his motorcycle accident in July '66 delayed the release. The first copies were printed on plain A4 paper by the Albion underground press in San Francisco in mid-1965. From then and on Tarantula became widely bootlegged with many unauthorized versions of the book available on the black market.
The Tarantula audiobook is read by actor Will Patton and will be out by Simon & Schuster on December 3.
Official Book Description
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