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The Resource Why Bob Dylan matters, Richard F. Thomas

Why Bob Dylan matters, Richard F. Thomas

Label
Why Bob Dylan matters
Title
Why Bob Dylan matters
Statement of responsibility
Richard F. Thomas
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 world expert on Classical poetry, Thomas was initially ridiculed by his colleagues for teaching a course on Bob Dylan alongside his traditional seminars on Homer, Virgil, and Ovid. Dylan's Nobel Prize brought him vindication, and he immediately found himself thrust into the spotlight as a leading academic voice in all matters Dylanological. Today, through his wildly popular Dylan seminar - affectionately dubbed "Dylan 101" - Thomas is introducing a new generation of fans and scholars to the revered bard's work. This witty, personal volume is a distillation of Thomas's famous course, and makes a compelling case for moving Dylan out of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and into the pantheon of Classical poets
Summary
A Harvard classics professor and expert on Bob Dylan expands on his popular seminar in a full-length, meditative examination of the Nobel Prize-winning lyricist's enduring influence, sharing insights into Dylan's formative experiences against a backdrop of western and classical literature
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600579
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Richard F.
Dewey number
782.42164092
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Dylan, Bob
  • Dylan, Bob
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
  • MUSIC / History & Criticism
Target audience
adult
Label
Why Bob Dylan matters, Richard F. Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1896913
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780062685735
Lccn
2017041732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062685735
  • (OCoLC)972383831
Label
Why Bob Dylan matters, Richard F. Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1896913
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780062685735
Lccn
2017041732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062685735
  • (OCoLC)972383831

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