Monday, May 24, 2021

Appreciation …

Bob Dylan’s Poetics: by Timothy Hampton. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

There is much to love in the book, from Hampton’s tour de force reading of Blood on the Tracks and its poetics of evasion—which manages, among other things, to combine Kerouac and Petrarch—to his bravura readings of “Jokerman” and “Every Grain of Sand.” Rich and indispensable endnotes tease out a fascinating array of implications from even the minutest observation.

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