How to Analyze the Music of Bob Dylan

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ABDO, Aug 1, 2011 - Music - 112 pages
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This title explores the creative works of famous musician Bob Dylan. Music analyzed includes Bob Dylan's protest songs ("The Times They Are A-Changin'," "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall," and "Blowin' In The Wind"), Bob Dylan's personal songs ("It Ain't Me, Babe" and "Positively 4th Street"), Blood on the Tracks, and "Hurricane" and "Joey" from Desire. Clear, comprehensive text gives background biographical information of Dylan. "You Critique It" feature invites readers to analyze other creative works on their own. A table of contents, timeline, list of works, resources, source notes, glossary, and an index are also included. Essential Critiques is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Critiques
6
CHAPTER 2 A Closer Look at Bob Dylan
13
CHAPTER 3 An Overview of Dylans Protest Songs
23
CHAPTER 4 How to Apply Social Criticism to Dylans Protest Songs
29
CHAPTER 5 An Overview of Dylans Personal Songs
41
CHAPTER 6 How to Apply Biographical Criticism to Dylans Personal Songs
49
CHAPTER 7 An Overview of Blood on the Tracks
61
CHAPTER 8 How to Apply Feminist Criticism to Blood on the Tracks
67
You Critique It
96
Timeline
98
Glossary
100
Bibliography of Works and Criticism
102
Resources
104
Source Notes
106
Index
110
About the Author
112

CHAPTER 9 An Overview of Hurricane and Joey from Desire
79
CHAPTER 10 How to Apply Historical Criticism to Hurricane and Joey from Desire
85

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