The famous American singer, who won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, Bob Dylan, will release a new book in November, Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday.
“The Philosophy of Modern Song” (meaning “Philosophy of Modern Song”), which is released on November 8 in the United States, will be Dylan’s first book since “Chronicles – Volume One” published in 2004.
Since 2010, Dylan has started preparing this book, which includes, according to the publishing house, more than 60 texts, most of which deal with the art of writing song texts and composing them, and artists, most notably Hank Williams and Nina Simone.
“The publication of Bob Dylan’s wonderful and diverse work will be a global tribute to the song from one of the greatest artists of our time,” Simon & Schuster President Jonathan Karp said in a statement.
He added that “no one but Bob Dylan would have been able to write The Philosophy of Modern Song,” noting that “his voice is special, and his work reflects his deep appreciation and understanding of the songs, of the people who compose them, and what that means” to everyone.
More than 125 million copies of Bob Dylan’s albums have been sold worldwide since his star rose in New York in the early sixties of the twentieth century.
In 2020, Dylan released his 39th album, Rough and Rowdy Ways, which was met with critical acclaim.
Dylan, whose original name is Robert Allen Zimmerman, won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature “because he has created new poetic expressions within the great American singing tradition,” according to the Swedish Academy that awards this award.
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