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Relates Bob Dylan's career and writing to the theory and practice of politics

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Editorial Reviews

Sam Urquhart
These essays enrich our understanding of Dylan's eccentricity as a political writer,and provide new insight into his most powerful work. The Political Art of Bob Dylanis a thought-provoking volume.
Constantine Sandis
"There are hundreds of books about Bob Dylan, but few of them are good. This is one of the very best ones. . . Anybody interested in Bob Dylan's politics would learn much by reading this volume. Boucher and Browning have done a remarkable job in producing a book on Dylan written by serious political scholars who are attuned to the spirit of Dylan's art."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845401207
  • Publisher: Imprint Academic
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Edition description: 2nd ed.
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 285
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David Boucher is Professorial Fellow in European Studies at Cardiff University. He is Director of the Collingwood and British Idealism Centre at Cardiff. He was formerly a professor of Political Theory and Government at the University of Wales, Swansea.
Past works include 'Political Theories of International Relations' (1998), 'Social Justice: From Hume to Walzer' (edited with Paul Kelly, 1998) and 'The Social Contract From Hobbes to Rawls' (edited with Paul Kelly, 1994). Paul Kelly is a Senior Lecturer in Political Theory at LSE. He has previously taught as a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Wales, Swansea.
Past works include 'Multiculturalism Reconsidered' (October, 2002), 'British Political Science' (edited with Patrick Dunleavy and Michael Moran, 2000) and 'Social Justice: From Hume to Walzer' (edited with David Boucher, 1998).

Gary Browning is the author of "Scroll Saw Civil War Portraits," "Scroll Saw Portraits," and "Wild West Scroll Saw Portraits," His work has been featured in "Scroll Saw Workshop" magazine. He lives in Greencastle, Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 The drifter's escape 12
3 Bob Dylan's critique of judgement : 'thinkin' about the law' 35
4 Judas and the many 'betrayals' of Bob Dylan 55
5 The cry of humanity : Dylan's expressionist period 79
6 Dylan and Lyotard : is it happening? 105
7 Images and distorted facts : politics, poetry and protest in the songs of Bob Dylan 134
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