Tag: Bob Dylan

Dylan or Dylan

Quiz: Bob Dylan or Dylan Thomas?

Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan: what else do the Welsh poet and American singer-songwriter have in common besides their names? A lot more than you’d think. A tale of two Dylans It is often remarked that Bob Dylan credits Dylan Thomas as an influence. As we’ve noted in a previous post, they share thematic interests—both […]

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The language and influences of the early Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan, the singer-songwriter, music producer, and writer born Robert Allen Zimmerman on 24 May 1941, has been one of the most influential figures in popular music and culture since the release of his first album in 1962. There is no systematic way of analysing Dylan’s song lyrics or poems; they span more than five decades […]

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Geek history

How ‘geek’ has changed over time

The Glorious 25 May, in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, is a day for wearing lilacs to celebrate the People’s Revolution. The 25th is also Towel Day, commemorating the life and works of Douglas Adams, whose Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy celebrated the towel as ‘the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have’. Furthermore, the […]

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