Song of the North Country: A Midwest Framework to the Songs of Bob Dylan

Song of the North Country: A Midwest Framework to the Songs of Bob Dylan

by David Pichaske


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A remarkably fresh piece of Dylan scholarship, focusing on the profound impact that his Midwestern roots have had on his songs, politics, and prophetic character.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441142320
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 04/08/2010
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

David Pichaske is Professor of English at Southwest Minnesota State University. He is the author of many books, several related to rural literature and themes, including Rooted: Six Midwest Writers of Place. He has published on a range of subjects from rock music and American culture to T.S. Eliot and Chaucer. A three-time Fulbright Lecturer to Central Europe and Outer Mongolia, Pichaske is the author of Poland in Transition: 1989-1991. As editor of Spoon River Poetry Press, Pichaske has published Leo Dangel, Bill Holm, Norbert Blei, Linda Hasselstrom, Bill Kloefkorn, and Dave Etter, among significant rural writers. He first published on Dylan in 1972.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Bob Dylan and the Midwest
1. Dylan's Songs of the North Country
2. "And the Language That He Used"
3. Bob Dylan and the Pastoral Tradition
4. Going Out / Coming Back
5. Bob Dylan's Prairie Populism
6. The Prophet and His Mission
7. "Ain't Talkin'" - A Postscript
Works Cited

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