Bob Dylan has been driven by serious literature? Really?
As an American literature fan, I was thrilled by his recap of Melville’s Moby Dick. As a classics and “dead language” nut, his overview of the trials of Odysseus brought me to tears. As an anti-imperialism activist, his raw look at All Quiet on the Western Front gave me depth insight into Dylan’s lyrics.
The polar opposite of a brainless celebrity.
Well done, Mr. Dylan, well done.
“Listen to the songs….however songs are listened to these days…”