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Tearing the World Apart: Bob Dylan and the Twenty-First Century

Nina Goss and Eric Hoffman

Abstract

Bob Dylan is many things to many people. Folk prodigy. Rock poet. Quiet gentleman. Dionysian impresario. Cotton Mather. Stage hog. Each of these Dylan creations comes with its own accessories, including a costume, a hairstyle, a voice, a lyrical register, a metaphysics, an audience, and a library of commentary. Each Bob Dylan joins a collective cast that has made up his persona for over fifty years. No version of Dylan turns out uncomplicated, but the postmillennial manifestation seems peculiarly contrary—a tireless and enterprising antiquarian; a creator of singular texts and sounds through p ... More

Keywords: Bob Dylan, antiquarian, artist, musical performer, actor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781496813329
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496813329.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nina Goss, editor

Eric Hoffman, editor