Dylan's Visions of Sin

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Penguin, 2004 - Rock music - 517 pages
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'Structured around the concepts of sin, virtue and grace, Ricks's close reading and imaginative cross-referencing will indeed uncover meanings in Dylan's songs that would never have occurred to you' Anthony Quinn, Daily Telegraph ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 'Everything Ricks has to say about Dylan is original. Ricks is a critic who seems to be talking to you from within the work. He can turn the smallest niche in a poem or song into a vast cathedral of resonance and implication' Brian Appleyard, Sunday Times --------------------------------------------------------------- 'Ricks on Dylan is the best there is' New Yorker

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A gifted poetry critic takes on the lyrics of rock bard Bob Dylan.Ricks (Humanities/Boston Univ.) has penned tomes on Milton, Keats, Eliot, and Tennyson, but he has long been fascinated by Bob Dylan ... Read full review

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User Review  - zappa - LibraryThing

At times playful - at times too playful, so not a five - but with encyclopedic knowledge of Dylan's lyrics, printed and performance, Ricks takes his readers on a tour of Dylan's portrayals of sin ... Read full review

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