Bob Dylan is one of the most celebrated songwriter and performer of all time. He has released thirty-five studio albums with hits ranging from “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Like a Rolling Stone” to “All Along the Watchtower,” “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” and “Make You Feel My Love.” He has been awarded the French Legion of Honor, a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor. His memoir, Chronicles: Volume One, spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list.read more
Reviews for Lyrics:1962-2001
I was hoping to learn a little bit more about Dylan and how he went about his business of writing song lyrics by reading them myself. Much has been said about Bob Dylan "The Poet", but nobody has really said he isn't, until me. Yes, Bobby can rhyme. He can write great lyrics. But he is not a great poet. I am not concerned what the experts have to say on this matter regarding the merits of his poetry. I am telling you, stick to Wallace Stevens, Emily Dickinson, Jack Gilbert, or me, if what you need is an authentic poem. If a good rhyme is all you need, and you want to call that poetry, then I say stick with Dr. Seuss.read more
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