Dylan's Autobiography of a Vocation
A Reading of the Lyrics 1965-1967
Renza, Louis A.
CollectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
Many critics have interpreted Bob Dylan’s lyrics, especially those composed during the middle to late 1960s, in the contexts of their relation to American folk, blues, and rock ‘n’ roll precedents; their discographical details and concert performances; their social, political and cultural relevance; and/or their status for discussion as “poems.” Dylan's Autobiography of a Vocation instead focuses on how all of Dylan’s 1965-1967 songs manifest traces of his ongoing, internal “autobiography” in which he continually declares and questions his relation to a self-determined existential summons.
KeywordsLiterature; Bob Dylan; Song Lyric Interpretation; Autobiography; Folk; Blues; Rock'n Roll
ISBN9781501328527, 9781501352010, 9781501328541, 9781501328534
Publication date and placeNew York, 2017
Folk & traditional music