Like Greil Marcus searching for the heart of The Basement Tapes, one of the great Dylanologists explores the true roots of Bob’s early work - but, not in the blues of the American South or the Dustbowl of the Mid-West, but in Elizabethan England. Written as a literary detective story, 'Dylan's Daemon Lover' explores the question, How did Dylan know enough to return traditional ballad ‘The House Carpenter’ to its 16th century source? while examining the relationship between traditional Mystery and American traditional music. Involving and embracing characters as diverse as Robert Graves, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns, the book is a helter-skelter ride through some of the lesser travelled byways of popular song, memorably returning the reader to a time when popular song reeked of sex, betrayal and death.
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Subtítulo: THE TANGLED TALE OF A 450-YEAR OLD POP BALLAD