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Dr. Raphael Falco Publishes Article in The Conversation

Bob Dylan and Literary Culture

Dr. Raphael Falco's article "How Bob Dylan used the ancient practice of 'imitatio' to craft some of the most original songs of his time" was recently published in The Conversation. Falco argues:

"Over the course of six decades, Bob Dylan steadily brought together popular music and poetic excellence. Yet the guardians of literary culture have only rarely accepted Dylan’s legitimacy.

His 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature undermined his outsider status, challenging scholars, fans, and critics to think of Dylan as an integral part of international literary heritage. My new book, “No One to Meet: Imitation and Originality in the Songs of Bob Dylan,” takes this challenge seriously and places Dylan within a literary tradition that extends all the way back to the ancients."

To read the rest of the article, follow this link.

Posted: October 17, 2022, 11:56 AM