For the most part this site contains reviews of Bob Dylan’s songs, but we also publish a range of articles, and these are listed below.
This series relates to themes within Dylan’s work
This page records the articles on Bob’s themes. There is also an index which lists articles according to the writers that Dylan references in his work. That index: Poets and Themes with Bob Dylan’s work can be find via this link.
Bob Dylan And Gnosticism (Part II): Johnannine Visions
Bob Dylan and Allegory (Part II)
Bob Dylan and The Allegory
The Ballad of Frankie and Bobby: Bob Dylan and Frank Sinatra.
Bob Dylan And The Heart Of Darkness
Bob Dylan And Lucien Ducasse: Maldoror
Is Bob Dylan Good Or Bad?
F. Scott Fitzgerald And Bob Dylan: The Great Gatsby
Source Of Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts Part I
Source Of Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts Part II
Is It Luck Or Is It God? Bob Dylan’s trials and tribulations of human existence
Bob Dylan: Fire And Desire: Love And Sex
Dylan’s Tell Ol’ Bill: Roots In Blues Ballads, Rhymes From The Romantic Poets
Listen To The Dylanesque Whistle Blowing
When the deal goes down by Bob Dylan. A religious tract or rumination on death?
Dylan’s “Tempest”; the Beggar’s Banquet; the Threepenny Opera and “The Tempest”
Bob Dylan’s Got A Lot Of Gall
Bob Dylan’s Got A Lot Of Gall: The Four Humours (Part II)
Bob Dylan And Literary Allusions
Bob Dylan And Literary Allusions – part 2
Dylan: Things Have Changed Or Have They?
Bob Dylan’s Other Speech
The Never-Ending Art Of Becoming: Bob Dylan And Paul Verlaine
Bob Dylan And Arthur Rimbaud
Bob Dylan and Rebellion of the Devil
Bob Dylan: Water As A Symbol For Power
The Pain in the Window
Air/Wind Symbolism in the song lyrics of Bob Dylan
Mother Earth And Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan: Symbolism Of Fire
Bob Dylan Confronts Gothicism In The Ruins Of Your Balcony
Bob Dylan And Gnosticism
The Great White Wonder: Bob Dylan And Robert Graves
It’s Not Dark Yet: Bob Dylan And Existentialism
Bob Dylan: The Property Of Jesus
Eden Is Where You Find It: Frederich Nietzsche, William Blake, And Bob Dylan
Bob The Ripper: Is Your Name Mary?
The Bobby Horror Picture Show
The Line Forms On The Right: Bobby’s Back In Town. Dylan & the Threepenny Opera (part 1)
The Tale Of The Wicked Messenger And The Faithful Servant
Owed To Bobby Allen: A Joan Baez Revelation
“Dylan, the Genius Who Came in From the Cold” . Blonde on Blonde, cold metal, thin gold and Mercury
Deadwood And Deadman: Bob Dylan And Post-Modernism
Time out of Mind: Bob Dylan Paints his Masterpiece
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry: Figurative Language in Blood On The Tracks
Shakespeare’s In The Well With His Pointed Claws And His Bell
Bob Dylan alias the outlaw
The Libel Case Of “Bob Dylan vs Bobbie Gentry” Settles Out Of Court
The Ballad Of Frankly And Joni (this was previously linked to the wrong article – now corrected.)
Macavity Was There: The Untold Dylan Tapes
You Can Be My Dream If I Can Be In Yours: Bob Dylan Meets Dr. Freud
The Ghosts Of Electricity: Bob Dylan And Symbolism
Time Passes Quickly: Bob Dylan and his eternal fight against time
The Arrows They Are A-Flyin’: Bob Dylan Disguised As Robin Hood
My Ruth’s In The Highlands A-Chaffing The Corn: Dylan’s Idealization of Women.
Bob Dylan Under The Big Top: The Clown Of Thorns
Bob Dylan’s Julius and Ethel: the accuracy of the story is not the point.
Bob Dylan’s Broken Hearts Club: a review of Blood on the Tracks
And some other articles we’ve published…
Dylan and the Wilburys
Dylan was never a writer and singer of protest songs
Dylan’s sense of place
Bob Dylan’s ten greatest opening lines
Dylan as Celebrity
Dylan’s Lyrics about Women – have they evolved?
Reading Dylan as Poetry – It’s not dark yet
Changing of the Guards and the Tarot
How Bob Dylan writes songs: Part 1 – The types of song
How Bob Dylan writes songs: Part 2 – The origins of Dylan’s approach and style
How Dylan writes songs part 3: “”I didn’t think I was doing anything different.”
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All the songs reviewed on this site
The songs in chronological order
Dylan’s opening lines: an index