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Original scientific paper

“Words are but Wind”: The Proverbs and Proverbial Expressions of Bob Dylan

Raymond M. Summerville orcid id orcid.org/0000-0003-2615-5636


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Abstract

This essay examines the use of proverbs and proverbial language in the music and life of Bob Dylan. Through the lens of paremiology, it explores current Dylan scholarship including: biographies, literary studies, Dylan interviews, and his extensive catalogue of music in order to understand the way that proverbs and proverbial expressions influence his work and audiences. It also explores the extent that they also reflect his life experiences and philosophical viewpoints.

Keywords

Bob Dylan; proverbs; folk music; blues; rock and roll; civil rights; protest songs; anti-proverbs; folklore; paremiology

Hrčak ID:

278223

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/278223

Publication date:

31.8.2019.

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