Tangled up in the Bible: Bob Dylan and Scripture / Edition 1

Tangled up in the Bible: Bob Dylan and Scripture / Edition 1

by Michael J. Gilmour
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826416020

ISBN-13: 9780826416025

Pub. Date: 02/01/2004

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Bob Dylan has had a profound influence on the shape of modern pop music (folk, rock, blues) and as a modern literary figure. He has also attracted enormous attention from both professional and amateur "interpreters".

In this book Gilmour offers a thorough study of Dylan's reading of scriptures. He explores the ways in which Dylan transforms biblical images and

Overview

Bob Dylan has had a profound influence on the shape of modern pop music (folk, rock, blues) and as a modern literary figure. He has also attracted enormous attention from both professional and amateur "interpreters".

In this book Gilmour offers a thorough study of Dylan's reading of scriptures. He explores the ways in which Dylan transforms biblical images and concepts when he incorporates them into his literary world; it is an attempt to listen to the echoes of scripture in his published works. Gilmour closely reads Dylan's poems and songs and provides commentaries on several themes found in Dylan's work: the Sermon on the Mount and Jesus; apocalypse, justice and judgement; oppressive religion and religious irony. Through these readings, Gilmour calls attention to the various ways Dylan uses scripture both in an explicit and an implicit manner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826416025
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Chapter 1Bob Dylan and the Bible: Introductory Matters1
Chapter 2Is Bob Dylan Also among the Prophets?27
Chapter 3We Heard the Sermon on the Mount57
Chapter 4World Gone Wrong: Bob Dylan's Apocalyptic Vision71
Chapter 5A Prophet Like Moses: Redemption in "Love and Theft"91
Chapter 6Some Conclusions: Last Thoughts on Bob Dylan's Use of Scripture101
Appendix105
Bibliography143

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