Why Bob Dylan Matters, Richard F. Thomas
  • List: $24.99  |  Sale: $17.50
    Club: $12.49
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Why Bob Dylan Matters

Author: Richard F. Thomas

Narrator: Nick Landrum

Unabridged: 9 hr 14 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Harper Audio

Published: 11/21/2017

Genre: Music - History & Criticism

Synopsis

When the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan in 2016, a debate raged. Some celebrated, while many others questioned the choice.  How could the world’s most prestigious book prize be awarded to a famously cantankerous singer-songwriter who wouldn’t even deign to attend the medal ceremony?In Why Bob Dylan Matters, Harvard Professor Richard F. Thomas answers this question with magisterial erudition. A world expert on Classical poetry, Thomas was initially ridiculed by his colleagues for teaching a course on Bob Dylan alongside his traditional seminars on Homer, Virgil, and Ovid. Dylan’s Nobel Prize brought him vindication, and he immediately found himself thrust into the spotlight as a leading academic voice in all matters Dylanological. Today, through his wildly popular Dylan seminar—affectionately dubbed "Dylan 101"—Thomas is introducing a new generation of fans and scholars to the revered bard’s work. This witty, personal volume is a distillation of Thomas’s famous course, and makes a compelling case for moving Dylan out of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and into the pantheon of Classical poets. Asking us to reflect on the question, "What makes a classic?", Thomas offers an eloquent argument for Dylan’s modern relevance, while interpreting and decoding Dylan’s lyrics for listeners. The most original and compelling volume on Dylan in decades, Why Bob Dylan Matters will illuminate Dylan’s work for the Dylan neophyte and the seasoned fanatic alike. You’ll never think about Bob Dylan in the same way again.

Recommended

27 A History of the 27 Club Through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse, Howard Sounes
27
by Howard Sounes

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Todd McLaren
Published: 11/12/2013

Composers’ Letters, Jan Fielden
Composers’ Letters
by Jan Fielden

List: $12.00

Sale: $8.41

Club: $6.00

Narrator: Jeremy Nicholas, Daniel Philpott, Edward de Souza, with Anton Le
Published: 02/01/2000

Discover Music of the Romantic Era, David McCleery
Discover Music of the Romantic Era
by David McCleery

List: $19.00

Sale: $13.30

Club: $9.50

Narrator: Jeremy Siepmann
Published: 03/02/2009

Fire and Rain The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY and the Lost Story of 1970, David Browne
Fire and Rain
by David Browne

List: $20.99

Sale: $14.70

Club: $10.49

Narrator: Sean Runnette
Published: 07/19/2011

Your Song Changed My Life From Jimmy Page to St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson to Hozier, Thirty-Five Beloved Artists on Their Journey and the Music That Inspired It, Bob Boilen
Your Song Changed My Life
by Bob Boilen

List: $21.99

Sale: $15.39

Club: $10.99

Narrator: Bob Boilen
Published: 04/12/2016

The History of Opera, Richard Fawkes
The History of Opera
by Richard Fawkes

List: $19.00

Sale: $13.30

Club: $9.50

Narrator: Robert Powell
Published: 08/01/2005

Unashamed, Lecrae Moore
Unashamed
by Lecrae Moore

List: $14.98

Sale: $10.49

Club: $7.49

Narrator: Lecrae Moore
Published: 05/03/2016
{"id":"1934727","ean":"9780062695000","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Why Bob Dylan Matters","subtitle":"","author":"Richard F. Thomas","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Nick Landrum","ubr_id":"1934727","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"24.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"14.99","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Nick Landrum","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 9 hr 10 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}