Nothing but Affection for All Those who've Sailed with Me: Bob Dylan from Place to Place
Abstract:Bob Dylan's lyrics offer meditations on place that reflect his thoughts about personal origins and the origins of man, about one's relationship to his neighbor and to God, about the traditions of folk music, and about the demands of artistic freedom. Tracing the use of place names and the function of places in the songs from the early 1960s through the last three original albums illuminates the poetic paradox of restlessness and commitment that is a signal contribution of Dylan's to music and poetry.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 1, 2009