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Title:
Highway 61 revisited : Bob Dylan's road from Minnesota to the world
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2009.
ISBN:
9780816661008
Physical Description:
278 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Highway 61, from north to south. Hibbing High School and "the mystery of democracy" / Greil Marcus ; Jewish homes on the range, 1890-1960 / Marilyn J. Chiat ; Not from nowhere : identity and aspiration in Bob Dylan's hometown / Susan Clayton -- "A lamp is burning in all our dark" : Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash / Court Carney ; Allowed to be free : Bob Dylan and the civil rights movement / Charles Hughes -- Planet waves. Lives of allegory : Bob Dylan and Andy Warhol / Thomas Crow ; Like the night : reception and reaction, Dylan UK 1966 / C. P. Lee ; Oh, the streets of Rome : Dylan in Italy / Alessandro Carrera ; Bob Dylan's reception in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s / Mikiko Tachi ; Borderless troubadour : Bob Dylan's influence on international protest during the cold war / Heather Stur -- The ancients, whom all moderns prize. Bob Dylan's Lives of the poets : Theme time radio hour as buried autobiography / Mick Cochrane ; Bob Dylan's memory palace / Robert Polito ; Among schoolchildren : Dylan's forty years in the classroom / Kevin J. H. Dettmar -- In a voice without restraint. Women do Dylan : the aesthetics and politics of Dylan covers / Daphne Brooks and Gayle Wald ; Crow Jane approximately : Bob Dylan's black masque / Aldon Lynn Nielsen ; Not dark yet : how Bob Dylan got his groove back / David Yaffe ; "Nettie Moore" : minstrelsy and the cultural economy of race in Bob Dylan's late albums / Robert Reginio ; "Somewhere down in the United States" : the art of Bob Dylan's ventriloquism / Michael Cherlin and Sumanth Gopinath ; Dylan/disabled : tolling for the deaf and blind / Alex Lubet ; Bob Dylan and the beats : magpie poetics, an investigation and memoir / Anne Waldman.
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This new collection of scholarly articles on Bob Dylan proves that there are new angles from which to approach his life, his artistic evolution, and his unmatched influence on music and culture. Dylan is inarguably one of the most dissected and discussed artists, musical or otherwise, of the last half-century, and these 20 distinctive, thoughtful, and erudite essays by, e.g., Greil Marcus and international academics from a variety of disciplines such as linguistics, music theory, and African American studies are all welcome additions. As Sheehy (director CEO, Plains Art Museum) and Swiss (coeditor, New Media Poetics) explain, the articles here do not attempt to solve the myriad puzzles surrounding Dylan; rather, the book poses familiar questions in a fresh manner. Contributions about how Bobby Zimmerman from rural Minnesota became international cultural icon Bob Dylan, what influences his songwriting, and how his songs are having a global impact will be of strong interest to scholars and fans alike.Douglas King, Univ. of South Carolina Lib., Columbia Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


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This new collection of scholarly articles on Bob Dylan proves that there are new angles from which to approach his life, his artistic evolution, and his unmatched influence on music and culture. Dylan is inarguably one of the most dissected and discussed artists, musical or otherwise, of the last half-century, and these 20 distinctive, thoughtful, and erudite essays by, e.g., Greil Marcus and international academics from a variety of disciplines such as linguistics, music theory, and African American studies are all welcome additions. As Sheehy (director & CEO, Plains Art Museum) and Swiss (coeditor, New Media Poetics) explain, the articles here do not attempt to solve the myriad puzzles surrounding Dylan; rather, the book poses familiar questions in a fresh manner. Contributions about how Bobby Zimmerman from rural Minnesota became international cultural icon Bob Dylan, what influences his songwriting, and how his songs are having a global impact will be of strong interest to scholars and fans alike.-Douglas King, Univ. of South Carolina Lib., Columbia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Colleen J. Sheehy and John Barner and Thomas SwissGreil MarcusMarilyn J. ChiatSusan ClaytonCourt CarneyCharles HughesThomas CrowC. P. LeeAlessandro CarreraMikiko TachiHeather SturMick CochraneRobert PolitoKevin J. H. DettmarDaphne Brooks and Gayle WaldAldon Lynn NielsenDavid YaffeRobert ReginioMichael Cherlin and Sumanth GopinathAlex LubetAnne Waldman
Introductionp. xi
Part I Highway 61, From North to South
1 Hibbing High School and "the Mystery of Democracy"p. 3
2 Jewish Homes on the Range, 1890-1960p. 15
3 Not from Nowhere: Identity and Aspiration in Bob Dylan's Hometownp. 25
4 "A Lamp Is Burning in All Our Dark": Bob Dylan and Johnny Cashp. 39
5 Allowed to Be Free: Bob Dylan and the Civil Rights Movementp. 44
Part II Planet Waves
6 Lives of Allegory: Bob Dylan and Andy Warholp. 63
7 Like the Night: Reception and Reaction Dylan UK 1966p. 78
8 Oh, the Streets of Rome: Dylan in Italyp. 84
9 Bob Dylan's Reception in Japan in the 1960s and 1970sp. 106
10 Borderless Troubadour: Bob Dylan's Influence on International Protest during the Cold Warp. 122
Part III The Ancients, Whom All Moderns Prize
11 Bob Dylan's Lives of the Poets: Theme Time Radio Hour as Buried Autobiographyp. 133
12 Bob Dylan's Memory Palacep. 140
13 Among Schoolchildren: Dylan's Forty Years in the Classroomp. 154
Part IV In a Voice Without Restraint
14 Women Do Dylan: The Aesthetics and Politics of Dylan Coversp. 169
15 Crow Jane Approximately: Bob Dylan's Black Masquep. 186
16 Not Dark Yet: How Bob Dylan Got His Groove Backp. 197
17 "Nettie Moore": Minstrelsy and the Cultural Economy of Race in Bob Dylan's Late Albumsp. 213
18 "Somewhere down in the United States": The Art of Bob Dylan's Ventriloquismp. 225
19 Dylan/Disabled: Tolling for the Deaf and Blindp. 237
20 Bob Dylan and the Beats: Magpie Poetics, an Investigation and Memoirp. 249
Acknowledgmentsp. 261
Contributorsp. 263
Indexp. 267