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Tearing the World ApartBob Dylan and the Twenty-First Century$
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Nina Goss and Eric Hoffman

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496813329

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496813329.001.0001

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Dylan’s Together Through Life: Rolling in Places

Dylan’s Together Through Life: Rolling in Places

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(p.28) Chapter Two Dylan’s Together Through Life: Rolling in Places
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Tearing the World Apart
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James Cody

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496813329.003.0003

This chapter examines how Bob Dylan's places confound, and the songs on Together Through Life may be the collection that best exemplifies such assertions. Dylan has mapped out the world for people, and the creation of an interactive map indicating all the places his songs bring them awaits the inspiration of some technologically hip go-getter. The chapter shows how Dylan's places are ephemeral, partly due to being places that “don't make sense no more.” But the place of the song, the landscape of it, or more exact, the soundscape created by lyrics, voice, instruments, and performance are habitable, even if only for the duration of the song, habitable in the sense of where listeners can be carried if they are open to what Dylan demands.

Keywords:   Bob Dylan, Together Through Life, interactive map, places, songs, lyrics, voice, instruments, performances

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