Why Dylan Matters

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A GUARDIAN AND INDEPENDENT BEST MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR `At last an expert classicist gets to grips with Bob Dylan' Mary Beard `Thomas's elegant, charming book offers something for everyone - not just the super-fans' Independent When the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan, the literary world was up in arms. How could the world's most prestigious book prize be awarded to a famously cantankerous singer-songwriter in his Seventies, who wouldn't even deign to make an acceptance speech? In Why Dylan Matters, Harvard Professor Richard F. Thomas answers that 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 win brought him vindication. This witty, personal volume is a distillation of Thomas's famous course, and makes a compelling case for moving Dylan out of the rock n' roll Hall of Fame and into the pantheon of Classical poets. You'll never think about Bob Dylan in the same way again. show more

Book details

EAN

9780008245467

Classifications

Rock & Pop music
Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups
Literary studies=> from c 1900 -
Literary studies=> poetry and poets

Format

Paperback / softback

Number of pages

368 pages

Weight(g)

326g

Dimensions(mm)

197 x 135 x 28

Publication date

2018-11-15

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers

Readership

General (US: Trade)

Series

Series Editor

Imprint

-

Publication City/Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

EAN 9780008245467
Classification Rock & Pop music
Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups
Literary studies=> from c 1900 -
Literary studies=> poetry and poets
Format Paperback / softback
Number of pages 368 pages
Weight(g) 326g
Dimensions(mm) 197 x 135 x 28
Publication date 2018-11-15
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Readership General (US: Trade)
Series
Series Editor
Imprint -
Publication City/Country United Kingdom
Language: English

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