Writing Dylan: The Songs of a Lonesome Traveler, 2nd Edition

Writing Dylan: The Songs of a Lonesome Traveler, 2nd Edition

by Larry David Smith


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This study of Dylan's mission-driven music reveals a functional approach to art that not only sustained his 60-year career but forever changed an art form.

• Offers an unprecedented presentation of Dylan's lyrics, unavailable elsewhere

• Comprehensively studies Dylan's work in relation to the mission with which it is associated

• Thoroughly analyzes all types of Dylan's art, including songs, movies, and poetry

• Provides a unique narrative taxonomy of Dylan's songwriting

• Presents Dylan's creative method as art by assembly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440861581
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/02/2018
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 585
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Larry David Smith, PhD, is an independent writer and lecturer. He received his doctorate from Ohio State University.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

The Nobel 1

Bob's Story 7

Bob's Way 21

The Missions: A Playbill 37

Mission One: Discovery 41

Mission Two: Rebellion 105

Mission Three: Recovery 165

Mission Four: Reorientation 227

Mission Five: Service 289

Mission Six: Reorientation II 337

Mission Seven: Service II 397

The Show: 1988-2018 479

Writing Dylan, Revisited 531

References 549

Copyrights 557

Index 575

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