Highway 61 Revisited

Highway 61 Revisited

Bob Dylan's Road From Minnesota to the World

Book - 2009
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This new collection of scholarly articles on Bob Dylan proves that there are new angles from which to approach his life, his artistic evolution, and his unmatched influence on music and culture. Dylan is inarguably one of the most dissected and discussed artists, musical or otherwise, of the last half-century, and these 20 distinctive, thoughtful, and erudite essays by, e.g., Greil Marcus and international academics from a variety of disciplines such as linguistics, music theory, and African American studies are all welcome additions. As Sheehy (director CEO, Plains Art Museum) and Swiss (coeditor, New Media Poetics) explain, the articles here do not attempt to solve the myriad puzzles surrounding Dylan; rather, the book poses familiar questions in a fresh manner. Contributions about how Bobby Zimmerman from rural Minnesota became international cultural icon Bob Dylan, what influences his songwriting, and how his songs are having a global impact will be of strong interest to scholars and fans alike.Douglas King, Univ. of South Carolina Lib., Columbia Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2009.
ISBN: 9780816661008
Branch Call Number: 782.4216 DYLAN B
Characteristics: xxiii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.


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