Alongside essays on Twain, Fitzgerald, Frost, and Henry James, there are pieces about Jackson Pollock, Chuck Berry, the telephone, the Winchester rifle, and Linda Lovelace.
Books continue to matter, of course, but not in the way that earlier generations took for granted.
In 2004, “the most influential cultural figure now alive,” according to contains more references to Dylan than to Stephen Crane and Hart Crane combined.
is designed to strengthen argumentation skills and deepen understanding of the relationships between the reader, the author, the text, and critical interpretations.
Its lessons about clarity, precision, and the importance of providing evidence will have wide relevance for student writers.
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Dylan may have described himself as “a song-and-dance man,” but Marcus and Sollors and such critics as Christopher Ricks beg to differ.
Dylan, they contend, is one of the greatest poets this nation has ever produced (in point of fact, he has been nominated for a Nobel Prize in Literature every year since 1996). Up until the eighteenth century, the only true makers of creative work were poets, and what they aspired to was not literature but poesy.
” — Lauren Gaylor, University of Kansas “Katherine O.
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