"Is Bob Dylan's art literature? Is Bob Dylan a poet? Is Bob Dylan high culture or mere pop culture? In the currently expanding field of literary Dylan Studies, there is the, logical, tendency to study Dylan's songs from a textual perspective. In these analyses however, Dylan's song lyrics are treated as mere words, text, entirely leaving his music out of the academic discussion. In this book, Frank Bond provides a critical look into the most prominent academic approaches to Dylan's lyrics, and subsequently proposes a more productive and adequate analysis which also incorporates the musical elements of Dylan's song lyrics."

- THE INADEQUACY OF THE PROMINENT ACADEMIC APPROACHES IN STUDYING BOB DYLAN'S SONG LYRICS, by Frank Bond, Lambert Academic Publishing 2010, Saarbrucken, Germany, softcover. ISBN 978-3843381543.

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