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Why Dylan matters

Author: Richard F Thomas
Publisher: London : William Collins, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan in 2016, a debate raged. Some celebrated, while many others questioned the choice. How could the world's most prestigious book prize be awarded to a famously cantankerous singer-songwriter who wouldn't even deign to attend the medal ceremony? In 'Why Bob Dylan matters', Harvard Professor Richard F. Thomas answers this question with magisterial erudition. A  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Bob Dylan; Bob Dylan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard F Thomas
ISBN: 9780008245498 0008245495
OCLC Number: 1013920322
Notes: First published in the United States by Dey Street, an imprint of William Morrow in 2017.
Description: 358 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Bob Dylan's discography --
Why does Dylan matter to us? --
Together through life --
Dylan and ancient Rome: "That's where I was born" --
"Vibrations in the universe": Dylan tells his own story --
The early thefts: "Mine've been like Verlaine's and Rimbaud's" --
"The gift was given back": Time Out of Mind and beyond --
Mature poets steal: Virgil, Dylan, and the making of a classic --
Modern Times and the world's ancient light: becoming Homer --
The show's the thing: Dylan in performance --
Conclusion: Speechless in Stockholm.
Responsibility: Richard F. Thomas.

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