Why Bob Dylan Matters

Why Bob Dylan Matters

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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?0In '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.0This witty, personal volume is a distillation of Thomas?s famous course, and makes a compelling case for moving Dylan out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and into the pantheon of Classical poets.
Publisher: New York :, Dey Street Books,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062685742
Branch Call Number: 782.42164 THO 2017
Characteristics: 358 pages ; 19 cm


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