Do You Mr.Jones?
Bob Dylan with the Poets and Professors
By (author) Neil Corcoran
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Do You Mr.Jones? by Neil Corcoran
Book DescriptionIn 'Ballad of a Thin Man' in 1965, Dylan launched a withering attack on the myopic critic of culture:'Something is happening here But you don't know what it is, Do you, Mister Jones?' Yet Dylan himself has been a subject of consuming interest to many of the most significant poets and critics over the last thirty years. It has even been argued that he is the finest living user of the English language - true to his genius through all his changes of stance, constantly exploring the state of his soul as he dons the cloak of lover, clown, cowboy, priest, bleak prophet of doom. In this collection, poets and professors explore different aspects of Dylan's work, writing about his impact on their own intellectual and artistic lives, as well as his wider influence. Contributors are Simon Armitage, Richard Brown, Christopher Butler, Bryan Cheyette, Patrick Crotty, Aidan Day, Mark Ford, Lavinia Greenlaw, Daniel Karlin, Paul Muldoon, Nicholas Roe, Pamela Thurschwell, Susan Wheeler and Sean Wilentz. Serious Dylan criticism is rare and these fascinating, specially commissioned essays are rigorous and challenging, at once a celebration and a questioning of a powerful talent, the genius Leonard Cohen called 'the Picasso of song'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780712668248
(216mm x 138mm x 26mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Neil Corcoran
Shakespeare and the Modern Poet, Hardback (April 2010)
An original study of the influence of Shakespeare on twentieth-century poets, and of intertextual relations among those poets.
Elizabeth Bowen, Paperback (February 2008)
Elizabeth Bowen is a writer who is still too little appreciated. Neil Corcoran presents here a critical study of her novels, short stories, family history, and essays, and shows that her work both inherits from the Modernist movement and transforms its experimental traditions.
Cambridge Companion to Twentieth Century English Poetry, Hardback (December 2007)
An overview of the great achievements of modern poets in Britain in the twentieth century.
Poetry of Seamus Heaney, Paperback (September 1998)» View all books by Neil Corcoran
The original edition of this work was entitled "A Student's Guide to Seamus Heaney". It has been revised throughout and contains additional chapters on each of Heaney's poetry collections published since the first edition, as well as separate discussions of his work as a translator and essayist.
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Author Biography - Neil Corcoran
Neil Corcoran is Professor of English at the University of St Andrews.
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