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Carrying A Torch for ‘TI Jean’

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...We were talking about Bob Dylan getting the Nobel Prize for Literature last week and ole Jack Kerouac having received nothing in his life by way of awards and prizes, and so my friend and I went to the famous gravesite in Edson Cemetery...

Politics

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The relationship between politics and popular music has taken many guises, but there are two that stand out. The first is the way in which states and other authorities have used music in pursuit of their goals. Music has provided...

“Ain’t Talkin’ ”

David Pichaske

David Pichaske is Professor of English at Southwest Minnesota State University. He is the author of many books, several related to rural literature and themes, including Rooted: Six Midwest Writers of Place. He has published on a range of subjects from rock music and American culture to T.S. Eliot and Chaucer. A three-time Fulbright Lecturer to Central Europe and Outer Mongolia, Pichaske is the author of Poland in Transition: 1989-1991. As editor of Spoon River Poetry Press, Pichaske has published Leo Dangel, Bill Holm, Norbert Blei, Linda Hasselstrom, Bill Kloefkorn, and Dave Etter, among significant rural writers. He first published on Dylan in 1972. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Song of the North Country : A Midwest Framework to the Songs of Bob Dylan

Continuum, 2010

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...In April of 2009, Bob Dylan released Together Through Life, a collection of love songs and anti-love songs that continues to move Dylan in a direction apparent in earlier twenty-first century albums, and one compatible with or influenced...

Time Out of Mind: Bob Dylan, Age and Those Same Distant Places

Richard Elliott

Richard Elliott is Lecturer in Popular Music at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the author of Fado and the Place of Longing (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Late Voice : Time, Age and Experience in Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...’Twas in another lifetimeIn February 2015 Bob Dylan released an album of standards associated with Frank Sinatra, the centenary of whose birth would fall later the same year. Some of the songs on Shadows in the Night were ones that Sinatra...

Confessions of a Cowboy Angel: John Wesley Harding

Louis A. Renza

Louis A. Renza is an Emeritus Professor of English at Dartmouth College, USA. He has published critical works on various US writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, Henry James, Ernest Hemingway and Wallace Stevens. Starting in the 1970s and through 2010, he taught a Dartmouth course on Bob Dylan’s lyrics. He also directed a 2006 conference at Dartmouth College on Dylan’s works, and has published articles on them that include, respectively, critical discussions of such songs as “Went to See the Gypsy” and “Simple Twist of Fate.”. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dylan’s Autobiography of a Vocation : A Reading of the Lyrics 1965–1967

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Before I wrote John Wesley Harding I discovered something about those earlier songs I had written. I discovered that when I used words like ‘he’ and ‘it’ and ‘they’ and talking about other people, I was really talking about nobody but me.To...

The Art of Dying

The Love There That’s Sleeping : The Art and Spirituality of George Harrison

The Continuum, 2006

Scholarly Books

...To be born is like being hanged: it’s only a matter of time before we’re done. We’re all condemned to die. But being alive is in and of itself a positive thing, and we typically dread the inevitable. Our dread has deep biological roots....

Going Out/Coming Back

David Pichaske

David Pichaske is Professor of English at Southwest Minnesota State University. He is the author of many books, several related to rural literature and themes, including Rooted: Six Midwest Writers of Place. He has published on a range of subjects from rock music and American culture to T.S. Eliot and Chaucer. A three-time Fulbright Lecturer to Central Europe and Outer Mongolia, Pichaske is the author of Poland in Transition: 1989-1991. As editor of Spoon River Poetry Press, Pichaske has published Leo Dangel, Bill Holm, Norbert Blei, Linda Hasselstrom, Bill Kloefkorn, and Dave Etter, among significant rural writers. He first published on Dylan in 1972. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Song of the North Country : A Midwest Framework to the Songs of Bob Dylan

Continuum, 2010

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...“Probably sometimes I’d like to go back for a while. Everybody goes back to where they came from, I guess.” The Archetypal Journey It was Carl Jung himself who once pointed out that although most people do not know why...

The Bible and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...The music of John Lennon exemplifies many of the attitudes commonly associated with the 1960s, including a deep suspicion of authority and resistance to conformity. For him, religion is part of the establishment and its abuses, and he...

Reflections on Self-reflections: Blonde on Blonde

Louis A. Renza

Louis A. Renza is an Emeritus Professor of English at Dartmouth College, USA. He has published critical works on various US writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, Henry James, Ernest Hemingway and Wallace Stevens. Starting in the 1970s and through 2010, he taught a Dartmouth course on Bob Dylan’s lyrics. He also directed a 2006 conference at Dartmouth College on Dylan’s works, and has published articles on them that include, respectively, critical discussions of such songs as “Went to See the Gypsy” and “Simple Twist of Fate.”. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dylan’s Autobiography of a Vocation : A Reading of the Lyrics 1965–1967

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Thence comes it that my name receives a brand, And almost thence my nature is subdued To what it works in, like the dyer’s hand.The mob within the heart Police cannot suppress The riot given at the first Is authorized as peaceThat’s me...

Tangled up in Blue: The Shadow of Dylan and Stylistic Swerves in Early-Seventies Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell : New Critical Readings

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...It has become a cliché of rock journalism to label Joni Mitchell a “female Dylan,” something she has quite understandably resisted. In an interview with Morrissey in 1996, she noted that “They tend to lump me always with groups of women. I...