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The Resource Why Dylan matters, Richard F. Thomas

Why Dylan matters, Richard F. Thomas

Label
Why Dylan matters
Title
Why Dylan matters
Statement of responsibility
Richard F. Thomas
Creator
Author
Subject
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
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
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Thomas, Richard F.
Dewey number
782.42164092
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.D98
LC item number
T47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dylan, Bob
  • Dylan, Bob
  • Dylan, Bob
  • Nobel prize winners
  • Folk music
  • Rock music
  • Popular music
  • Nobel Prize winners
  • Singers
  • Popular music
  • Folk music
  • Rock music
  • Music and literature
Label
Why Dylan matters, Richard F. Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United States by Dey Street, an imprint of William Morrow in 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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
000061236343
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780008245498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013920322
Label
Why Dylan matters, Richard F. Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United States by Dey Street, an imprint of William Morrow in 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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
000061236343
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780008245498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013920322

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