Dylan’s Old Weird America

Dylan’s Old Weird America

Invisible Republic:
Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes
by Greil Marcus
Henry Holt and Company, 1997
286 pp $22.50

Time out of Mind
by Bob Dylan
Columbia Records, 1997

Anthology of American Folk Music
Harry Smith, ed.
Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings, 1997, re-issue 6 CD set

In mid-concert on a sweet northern Virginia night last August, Bob Dylan, looking relaxed and rejuvenated after a grave illness, peered out over his electric guitar and spoke to the audience, something he hardly ever does.