Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan

Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan

by Kevin J. H. Dettmar
     
 

ISBN-10: 052171494X

ISBN-13: 9780521714945

Pub. Date: 05/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A towering figure in American culture and a global twentieth-century icon, Bob Dylan has been at the center of American life for over forty years. The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan brings fresh insights into the imposing range of Dylan's creative output. This book will be invaluable both as a guide for students of Dylan and twentieth-century culture, and for his

Overview

A towering figure in American culture and a global twentieth-century icon, Bob Dylan has been at the center of American life for over forty years. The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan brings fresh insights into the imposing range of Dylan's creative output. This book will be invaluable both as a guide for students of Dylan and twentieth-century culture, and for his fans, providing a set of new perspectives on a much-loved writer and composer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521714945
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2009
Series:
Cambridge Companions to American Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Notes on Contributors viii

Chronology of Dylan's life xii

A note on Dylan's lyrics xviii

Introduction Kevin J. H. Dettmar 1

Part I Perspectives

1 Bob Dylan and the Anglo-American tradition David Yaffe 15

2 Bob Dylan and Rolling Thunder Michael Denning 28

3 Bob Dylan as Songwriter Anthony Decurtis 42

4 Bob Dylan as Performer Alan Light 55

5 Bob Dylan and collaboration Martin Jacobi 69

6 Bob Dylan and gender politics Barbara O'Dair 80

7 Bob Dylan and religion R. Clifton Spargo Anne K. Ream 87

8 Bob Dylan and the Academy Lee Marshall 100

9 Bob Dylan and cultural icon David R. Shumway 110

Part II Landmark Albums

10 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963) Eric Bulson 125

11 Bringing It All Back Home (1965) Jean Tamarin 131

12 Highway 61 Revisited (1965) Robert Polito 137

13 Blonde on Blonde (1966) Michael Coyle Debra Rae Cohen 143

14 The Basement Tapes (1967; 1975) Alex Abramovich 150

15 Blood on the Tracks (1975) Carrie Brownstein 155

16 Infidels (1983) Jonathan Lethem 160

17 "Love and Theft" (2001) Eric Lott 167

Works cited 174

Index 180

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