The book “The Philosophy of Modern Song” by Bob Dylan in 2022

Bob Dylan is a very prolific songwriter, having been releasing albums longer than many other artists are still alive. He racked up accolades like a Nobel Peace Prize, of course, and expanded far beyond music to painting and literature. Speaking of literature, Dylan announced that his next book is coming out very soon. The Philosophy of Modern Song will be published via Simon & Schuster on November 8, 2022. This one appears to be a simpler music book than his previous work, Chronicles Volume 1which was a stream of consciousness style memoir released in 2004.

According to a press release, this new book includes “over 60 essays focused on songs by other artists,” including Stephen Foster, Elvis Costello, Hank Williams and Nina Simone. Dylan reportedly started working on the book in 2010, and the Simon & Schuster CEO thinks it will help us understand what the songs mean to all of us. “The publication of Bob Dylan’s brilliant and kaleidoscopic work will be an international celebration of the songs of one of the greatest artists of our time,” said Simon & Schuster President and CEO Jonathan Karp. “The Philosophy of Modern Song could only be written by Bob Dylan. Her voice is unique and her work conveys her deep appreciation and understanding of the songs, the people who bring those songs to life, and what the songs mean to all of us.

Check out the book cover below and pre-order it here.

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