Books by Jonathan Cott

BOB DYLAN by Jonathan Cott
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"An engaging archive of Dylan's own perspective on his artistic process and ever changing cultural significance."
A dense compendium of significant feature interviews with Bob Dylan. Read full book review >
Released: May 16, 2017

"With minimal redundancy, the voices culminate to illuminate an extraordinarily rich picture book, provide fresh insight into human needs, and inspire appreciation for the rewards of looking closely."
Conversations with the legendary children's book creator, along with "companion guides" exploring the artist's psyche and works. Read full book review >
SUSAN SONTAG by Jonathan Cott
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Another side of a significant 20th-century writer, preserved from the archives."
A humanizing interview with the late cultural icon, who was often perceived as a fiercely aggressive and polarizing intellect. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Lennon and Ono as open and naked as on the cover of Two Virgins."
Rangy and revealing interview/conversations between Rolling Stone journalist Cott (Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews, 2006, etc.) and John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"An eclectic collection, each piece opening one small window on an aspect of memory."
After losing 15 years of his memory following electroconvulsive therapy for depression, Cott (Wandering Ghost, 1994, etc.) began a personal quest to discover the significance of memory. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 15, 1994

"More journalistic than inspired or in any way convincing."
Rebirth of the story of Isis and Osiris in modern times: the 12th book by Cott (Wandering Ghost, 1991, etc.), a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and Parabola. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 1990

Proving again his talent for presenting creative personalities, Cott (Pipers at the Gates of Dawn, 1983; Dylan, 1983; The Search for Omm Sety, 1987, and many interviews in Rolling Stone) allows Lafcadio Hearn, the "word artist," as he called himself, to tell most of his own story, liberally quoting from published works and letters to produce what Cott calls a "biographical reader." Read full book review >