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Richard F. Thomas

Forfatter af Why Bob Dylan Matters

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Richard F. Thomas is Professor of Greek and Latin at Harvard University.

Omfatter også følgende navne: R.F. Thomas, Richard Felstead Thomas

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Associated Works

Virgil: Georgics: Volume 1, Books I-II (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (1988) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver66 eksemplarer
Virgil: The Georgics, Vol. II: Book III-IV (1988) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver62 eksemplarer
The Cambridge Companion to Horace (2007) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
A companion to Ovid (2009) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
The Cambridge Companion to Tacitus (2010) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
Colloquial and Literary Latin (2010) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
On Philology (1990) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars (2010) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Oxford Readings in Vergil's Georgics (2008) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer

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Like Professor Thomas, I am a Dylan fanboy, but I don't go as far as he does, so I was skeptical about his claim that Dylan's songs are not only classics but reference some surprising authors like Homer, Virgil and Ovid. After reading this book, I have been persuaded. Dr. Thomas convincingly demonstrates how Dylan quotes or "steals" passages from classical authors (as well as more obscure ones like the poet Henry Timrod) to create his layered lyrics. Did I mention that Thomas even persuaded me to listen again to Dylan's covers of standards better known from the work of pop singers like Frank Sinatra? I read a library copy, but as soon as I can I am adding this book to my library.… (mere)
nmele | 3 andre anmeldelser | May 11, 2018 |
The author obviously admires and respects Dylan as an artist. This book seems as much a defense of Dylan's 2016 Nobel prize for Literature as it is a tribute to his talent. A great deal of time is spent tying the poet to the ancient classics of Rome & Greece. I consider Bob Dylan to be a great poet/songwriter of my generation. It was very informative and enjoyable to read this tribute.
labdaddy4 | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jan 31, 2018 |

Of all the many books regarding the life and work of Bob Dylan this one ranks at the top when it comes to being scholarly. Part of a long-standing Harvard class taught by Thomas, this distillation dissects no few examples of Dylan’s now-classic role in producing great works by stealing from others. More importantly, however, Bob Dylan makes what he steals his own. No small task and something only a very few distinctive artists can pull of successfully. But the great ones in fact do exactly that. What interests me most is Dylan’s process of creation based on the studies, experience, and knowledge of the professor’s obsession with great Classic art. It is no stretch to state that Dylan is one of the best in the business and well-deserving of his 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.… (mere)
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