Bob Dylan's first new book in 18 years, titled, The Philosophy Of Modern Song, will be published on November 8th, according to Rolling Stone. The new non-fiction work follows his 2004 autobiography, Chronicles: Volume One — but will not be the longg awaited second volume of memoirs, but instead will feature 60 essays featuring Dylan's musings on other popular musicians — including Stephen Foster, Elvis Costello, Hank Williams, and Nina Simone. Dylan has been working on the manuscript for the past decade.
According to the book's official press release:
Bob Dylan analyzes what he calls the trap of easy rhymes, breaks down how the addition of a single syllable can diminish a song, and even explains how bluegrass relates to heavy metal. These essays are written in Dylan’s unique prose. They are mysterious and mercurial, poignant and profound, and often laugh-out-loud funny.