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Wandering and wondering in Don’t think twice, it’s alright

Few symbols are closer to American hearts and desires than the highway. Without the highway, those lines crisscrossing the continent, there would be no modern cities, no suburbs, and no American dream. Travelling is a poetic common denominator which draws its power as an image from the way we have imbibed from an early age its uses in stories, songs and poems. Which is why the highway is so important to the songs of an American writer like Dylan. Continue reading


How Bruce Springsteen gave me copyright permission

When I was finishing “Understanding Bob Dylan” I realized I had to get copyright permission for not only the 90+ Dylan songs from which I quote, but the many other songs, poems, novels and books of literary criticism. Continue reading