Music for Words: Bob Dylan

Wednesday, February 4, 2015  6:15pm The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room

Sponsors

Heyman Center for the Humanities

Christopher Ricks, William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University, and Sean Wilentz, George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University, will discuss The Lyrics: Since 1962, the recently published comprehensive collected lyrics of Bob Dylan. Ricks collaborated with Dylan to complete the publication of the massive 960 page tome.

In the words of Ricks: “For fifty years, all the world has delighted in Bob Dylan’s books of words and more than words: provocative, mysterious, touching, baffling, not-to-be-pinned-down, intriguing, and a reminder that genius is free to do as it chooses. And, again and again, these are not the words that he sings on the initially released albums.”

 

Participants

  • Christopher Ricks

    William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities

    Boston University

  • Sean Wilentz

    George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History

    Princeton University

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