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Authors @ the Library present: "Bob Dylan: Like a Complete Unknown," a dialogue with the author, David Yaffe, and David Hajdu, author of "Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Fariña and Richard Fariña."

June 27, 2011

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Mid-Manhattan Library

David Yaffe, the author of Bob Dylan: Like a Complete Unknown, will join David Hajdu, author of Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Fariña and Richard Fariña to discuss Bob Dylan, an iconic figure in American musical and cultural history, a month after Bob Dylans’ 70th birthday.

This multi-media presentation considers Dylan, an iconic figure in American musical and cultural history, from four perspectives - his complicated relationship to blackness (including his involvement in the civil rights movement and a secret marriage with a black backup singer), the underrated influence of his singing style, his fascinating image in films, and his controversial songwriting methods that have led to charges of plagiarism. You will receive a historical perspective, from the 1960s to the present, on the many facets of Dylan's life and career and explore the mystery that surrounds the enigmatic singer.