America In Dylan

by
Abby Zimet

 

 

In a new book, Bob Dylan In America,
Sean Wilentz explores the strains in American life that inspired Dylan
to create "something different that had not been heard before" - and
then, over decades, persistently reinvent it.

"He has been a minstrel...copying
other people's mannerisms and melodies and lyrics and utterly
transforming them and making them his own, a form of larceny that is as
American as apple pie, and cherry, pumpkin, and plum pie, too."

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