Bob Dylan | Critical Essay by Stephen Scobie

This literature criticism consists of approximately 27 pages of analysis & critique of Bob Dylan.
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Critical Essay by Stephen Scobie

SOURCE: Scobie, Stephen. “The Text of Bob Dylan.” In Alias Bob Dylan, pp. 29-46. Red Deer College Press, Alberta, Canada: Red Deer College Press, 1991.

In the following excerpted chapter, Scobie discusses the ways in which the meaning of Bob Dylan's songs can change, depending on the style and context in which they are presented.

The Text of Bob Dylan

In April, 1987, Bob Dylan joined the Irish group U2 on stage in one of their concerts and sang ‘Knockin' on Heaven's Door’ with them. In the middle of the song, U2's lead singer, Bono, starts improvising a new verse: ‘Well, the time has come / For this wounded world to start changing. …’ Then he comments: ‘You know, I used to make up my own words to Bob Dylan songs. He says...

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