Highway 61 Revisited : Bob Dylan's Road from Minnesota to the World

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  • Copyright: 2009-06-03
  • Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
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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.

Author Biography

Colleen Sheehy is director of education at the Weisman Art Museum. Her books include Cabinet of Curiosities: Mark Dion and the University as Installation (Minnesota, 2006).

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Highway 61, From North to South
Hibbing High School and "the Mystery of Democracy"p. 3
Jewish Homes on the Range, 1890-1960p. 15
Not from Nowhere: Identity and Aspiration in Bob Dylan's Hometownp. 25
"A Lamp Is Burning in All Our Dark": Bob Dylan and Johnny Cashp. 39
Allowed to Be Free: Bob Dylan and the Civil Rights Movementp. 44
Planet Waves
Lives of Allegory: Bob Dylan and Andy Warholp. 63
Like the Night: Reception and Reaction Dylan UK 1966p. 78
Oh, the Streets of Rome: Dylan in Italyp. 84
Bob Dylan's Reception in Japan in the 1960s and 1970sp. 106
Borderless Troubadour: Bob Dylan's Influence on International Protest during the Cold Warp. 122
The Ancients, Whom All Moderns Prize
Bob Dylan's Lives of the Poets: Theme Time Radio Hour as Buried Autobiographyp. 133
Bob Dylan's Memory Palacep. 140
Among Schoolchildren: Dylan's Forty Years in the Classroomp. 154
In a Voice Without Restraint
Women Do Dylan: The Aesthetics and Politics of Dylan Coversp. 169
Crow Jane Approximately: Bob Dylan's Black Masquep. 186
Not Dark Yet: How Bob Dylan Got His Groove Backp. 197
"Nettie Moore": Minstrelsy and the Cultural Economy of Race in Bob Dylan's Late Albumsp. 213
"Somewhere down in the United States": The Art of Bob Dylan's Ventriloquismp. 225
Dylan/Disabled: Tolling for the Deaf and Blindp. 237
Bob Dylan and the Beats: Magpie Poetics, an Investigation and Memoirp. 249
Acknowledgmentsp. 261
Contributorsp. 263
Indexp. 267
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