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The Old, Millennial America: Bob Dylan and the Traditions

Thomas O Beebee

in Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

No other recording artist has tapped into the reimagined roots of the old, millennial America to the extent Bob Dylan (1941- ) has. He represents something unique: a millionaire purveyor of ... More


Pop Music

David Brown

in God and Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231829
eISBN:
9780191716218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the aesthetics of pop music in general and then focuses on how specific artists might facilitate religious experience. It examines not just ‘light’ popular music, but also the ... More


‘Vision music’: Bob Dylan via Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg

Laurence Coupe

in Beat Sound, Beat Vision: The Beat Spirit and Popular Song

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071126
eISBN:
9781781702079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071126.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter tries to align Bob Dylan with Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, and to determine which of the two serves as Dylan's mentor, noting that Kerouac and Ginsberg had been closely identified with ... More


Pastmodernism

Steve Redhead

in We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643448
eISBN:
9780748652945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

It is possible to trace the emergence of Bob Dylan's late style to the New York Supper Club shows in the early 1990s. In the early 1990s, too, Bob Dylan was shaking off the debilitating curse of his ... More


‘Columbia Recording Artist Bob Dylan’: The Bard

Daniel Karlin

in The Figure of the Singer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199213986
eISBN:
9780191803314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199213986.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the figure of the singer in the early songs of Bob Dylan. More specifically, it analyses the way the figure of the singer, literal in performance, is metaphorised in sound ... More


Approaching Electric Folka: A History of Music Revivals, Fusions, and Ideologies

Britta Sweers

in Electric Folk: The Changing Face of English Traditional Music

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195174786
eISBN:
9780199864348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174786.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

As a re-evaluation of Bob Dylan's folk rock performance at Newport highlights, one central controversy of fusion music has been centered on the relationship between traditional and popular music. ... More


A Nobel For Dylan?

Gordon Ball

in The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031564
eISBN:
9781617031571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031564.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In his 1895 will, Alfred Nobel specified that in literature the work must be “the most outstanding...of an idealistic tendency”; and that “during the preceding year” the honoree must “have conferred ... More


“How Does It Feel?”: John Coltrane and Bob Dylan 1965

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Both John Coltrane and Bob Dylan followed their own musical desires, sometimes alienating their fans. In this year, both of them broke out of their older modes. For Coltrane, always experimental, he ... More


Spoofs in a Set of Two

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0054
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Beatles were't likely to be reviewed in “Down Beat” magazine, and after contemplating what a distinct decline this would be to the readers, the author decided to provide impressions of how the ... More


D. A. Pennebaker: Documentary from Folk to Folk Rock and Rock

David E. James

in Rock 'N' Film: Cinema's Dance With Popular Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199387595
eISBN:
9780199387632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387595.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The combination of Direct Cinema and folk music was most fully realized in D. A. Pennebaker’s documentary of Bob Dylan’s British tour, Dont Look Back (1967). But during that time, Dylan was in the ... More


Hip Sensibility in an Age of Mass Counterculture

Phil Ford

in Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199939916
eISBN:
9780199354467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939916.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter 4 considers the hip sensibility as it enjoyed its breakout success in the 1960s. While chapter 2 considers the early Cold War style of hip intellectualism—ironic, skeptical, literary, ... More


“My brother got killed in the war”: Internecine Intertextuality

Richard Thomas

in Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195389579
eISBN:
9780199866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389579.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is concerned with intertextual aspects of civil war literature and with the way such intertexts complicate and intensify the aesthetic response to the suffering and loss associated with ... More


Dylan

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns a literary-critical eye on one of the most enigmatic figures in pop music, Bob Dylan, dissecting his protean mythologies and shifting styles. As composer, interpreter, most of all ... More


Hippies vs hip-hop heads: an exploration of music's ability to communicate an alternative political agenda from the perspective of two divergent musical genres

Janis McNair and John Powles

in Musical Communication

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198529361
eISBN:
9780191689628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529361.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter examines the role of music in creating, communicating, and sustaining identities based on particular sub-cultures. It argues that music can be seen as a powerful medium for communicating ... More


Ovid and the Modern Poetics of Exile

Stephen Harrison

in Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603848
eISBN:
9780191731587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603848.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter argues that the key Ovidian triangle of dislocation, political problems, and lamenting tone is often encountered in later versions of and allusions to Ovid’s exile poetry. This pattern ... More


Dylan

Ellen Willis

in Beginning to See the Light: Sex, Hope, and Rock-and-Roll

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680788
eISBN:
9781452948997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680788.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents the author’s reflections about Bob Dylan and his music. She talks about his growing detachment from the public, his refusal to be known, which also shaped his work. As his songs ... More


Bob Dylan: Dr. Pitre's Nominal Aphasia

Mike Zwerin

in The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108064
eISBN:
9780300127386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108064.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the author's experience in meeting American musician Bob Dylan and his thoughts about his music. It provides the text of the author's 1978 Dylan review and also discusses his ... More


Beat Sound, Beat Vision: The Beat Spirit and Popular Song

Laurence Coupe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071126
eISBN:
9781781702079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071126.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book reveals the ideas behind the Beat vision that influenced the Beat sound of the songwriters who followed on from them. Having explored the thinking of Alan Watts, who coined the term ‘Beat ... More


Epilogue

George Cotkin

in Dive Deeper: Journeys with Moby-Dick

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199855735
eISBN:
9780190252885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199855735.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This epilogue focuses on “Bob Dylan's 115th Dream,” a song composed and recorded by Bob Dylan. It compares Dylan with Ishmael, the narrator and the only survivor in the Herman Melville novel ... More


Don Khan and Truck‐Driving Wives: Dylan’s Fluctuating Lyrics

Ben Yagoda

in The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031564
eISBN:
9781617031571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031564.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

During his live performances, Bob Dylan is expected to sometimes change the lyrics of his songs. Surprisingly, he has not changed them more often, in part because unlike many forms of music like the ... More


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