SOMETHING THERE IS ABOUT COME WRITERS AND CRITICS:
"THE BOB DYLAN PAPER SITE"': what does that mean and what are the restrictions?
The condition to be on CW&C is "document related to Bob Dylan printed on paper": the virtual publications (kindles) are therefore not listed here. The items on the website are sorted in several categories:
-The BOOKS section presents all known items published on Bob Dylan worldwide, with all their editions, sorted by language.
A list of titles and authors is presented on each 'language page', from which you can, by a click, get full details and large scans of every item.
The * asterisked books are not entirely devoted to Bob Dylan, but have enough about him inside to deserve a room in a Bob Dylan books collection, or interest the Dylan fan.
Some books listed here are not really 'Dylan books', but are 'Dylan-connected' -to his work or personal life- in a non obvious but quite real way: type 'Dylan indirect connection' in the Search to find them.
The pre-publication covers do not really exist; they are only shown here to illustrate the life of the book, especially when the pre-cover was very different from the published edition: sometimes even the author's name was wrong!...
-The MAGAZINES section shows all known front cover stories worldwide, entirely or partially dedicated to Bob Dylan -that is with his image on it, not just his name-. Here are only front (or back) covers, no clippings. Some scans are missing or can be improved: please contribute!
The 14 OCTOBER 2016 NOBEL PRIZE OF LITERATURE ANNOUNCEMENT had such a massive press coverage that it has a special section: see the link on top of the Magazines list.
-The FANZINES pages are as complete as possible, so are the PROGRAMMES and SONGBOOKS sections.
-The ODDS & ENDS part gathers all that does not fit with the precedent categories. Dylan ticket stubs, handbills and posters, and Dylan postcards, though obviously made of paper, are not here because they have their own dedicated websites.
The LAST THREE MONTHS UPDATES on CW&C are noted beside each new item:
 = November 2019,
 = December 2019,
 = January 2020.
To know what has been added on the website during one of these last three months, just type the requested date [mmyy] in the Search.
IMAGES: If there is only one picture on a page, it is displayed as a large size (750 pixels high) -if available. When there are several items, in order to keep a unity on the page, they are presented as 300 pixels high images, most of them enlargeable by a click to a 750 pixels high size.
The first version (#1.0) of CW&C was put online in 1996. It was just a list of Bob Dylan books, sorted by languages and illustrated by small not enlargeable vignettes: there was no ADSL at that time, and large images took a long time to load. Starting with the webmaster's own books collection, the lists quickly grew, thanks to the contribution of visitors and friends. The website was then extended to Magazines, Fanzines, Programmes, and later came the Odds & Ends section.
Everything changed in 2016 when an attempt to turn the website into a database was cancelled, as the person who initially offered to 'help me for free' finally asked money, locked me out of the site and published for a time my work elsewhere under his name!
But the experience was not totally negative, as I had realised that it was possible to create a much better website than what existed: this is the current version, put on line in August 2017.
This can be called version #2 of Come Writers And Critics, if we forget the sad 2016 failure. It would not have been possible without the help and advices of John Baldwin and Peter Oudejans.
Important changes were done since its creation, especially in the Books section.
1.0 -List of books sorted by language with small images; then also magazines, fanzines, programmes...
2.0 -Whole website: large scans or enlargeable images,
2.1 -Books section: individual pages created for each title,
2.2 -Books section: shortened lists of titles for each language, with links to a detailed page for each title,
2.3 -Magazines list sorted by languages,
2.3.1 -Magazines list reorganised,
2.3.2 -Fanzines & Programmes lists reorganised.
PLEASE TELL THEM THANKS A LOT:
Many people contributed for years to Come Writers And Critics, sending scans and information:
Thank you to Susanna Agati, Analoguer, Lars M. Banke, Martin Barrack, Clive Barrett, John Bauldie, Gökalp Baykal, Guido Bieri, Daniel Biesemans, Giorgio Brianese, Andrea Brillo, Hanns-Peter Bushoff, Randy Chase, Xavier Cunillera, Renaud Depierreux, Arie de Reus, Anneke Derksen, Wiebke Dittmer, Martin en Roos, Manfred Endtner, Hilda Fernhout, Christian Fiot, Alan Fraser, Michael Gray, Federico Guglielmi, François Guillez, Jeremy Heist, Gijsbert Hinnen, Knut Högvall, Antonio Iriarte, Jürgen Jahreis, Artur Jarosinski, Cherie Jarry, Magne Karlstad, Masato Kato, Andrew Keeble, Jeff Klepper, Peter Koehler, Les Kokay, Catherine Lapierre, Patricia Lapierre, Kristine Lebreton, Larves, Ferdinand Lubberts, Ivana Lukic, Edvard Lysne, Sergio Mariano Romay, Scott Marshall, Jean-Pierre Mercier, Serge Mironneau, Itsuko Nishimura, Michael O'Shea, Stephen Pickering, Pascual Piles Aracil, Yann Pinguet, Joseph Pohlschneider, Paula Radice, Rick Rann, George Rothe, Gerd Rundel, Robert Schlockoff, Shep, Jon Sievert, Ray Stavrou, Marcel Touati, Paolo Vites, Martin Williams, Paul Williams, Jens Winter, Ian Woodward, Shane Youl and May Ziade for their great scans, information and help...
Thank you also to Wikipedia, and congratulations for its encyclopaedic knowledge.
Special thanks to Peter Oudejans, who gave me access to his impressive lists and sent so many scans, Jürgen Wasser and Wil Gielen, the best 'scan hunters' ever, and to the late John Baldwin for his regular and invaluable contributions... John, we really miss you a lot.
Many thanks to Smartpub for the technical help on this version of the site.