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Moby Dick According to Bob Dylan

This excerpt is from Dylan’s Nobel Prize lecture (external link). Twain may be America’s greatest writer, but Melville is our Shakespeare: Moby Dick is a seafaring tale. One of the men, the narrator, says, “Call me Ishmael.” Somebody asks him … Continue reading

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Was Dylan a Beat Poet?

Bob Dylan hated being categorized and still does. He was many things at many times. In writing Subterranean Homesick Blues he was clearly a beat poet. Allen Ginsberg is in the background. Note how the flashcards don’t always match the lyrics. … Continue reading

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