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.
Poets and Themes can also be reached via the link under the picture at the top of each page.
Dylan: Things Have Changed Or Have They?
Bob Dylan’s Other Speech
Frost Fills The Window; Dylan’s Knocking On The Door
Bob Dylan and William Carlos Williams
Bob Dylan And Archibald MacLeish
Charles Swinburne, Wallace Stevens, And The Jack Of Hearts
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)
Part II: The Three Penny Opera: Bob Dylan And WH Auden
The Browning Of The Green Mountain: Bob Dylan Visits Swedenborg
Bob Dylan And Walt Whitman: Writing In The Captain’s Tower
Dylan On Dylan: The Songs Of Bob Dylan And The Poems Of Dylan Thomas
The Land Of Milk And Honey: Bob Dylan And Samuel Coleridge
La Mancha Is Blowing In The Wind: Bob Dylan And Don Quixote
Bob Dylan Has His Blake, And Keats It Too
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.)
Billy, Mistress Mary, And The Queen Of Hues: The Mystery Of W.H., Solved!
Blake, Keats, And Spots Of Ink: Spinning Reels Of Rhyme
Macavity Was There: The Untold Dylan Tapes
TS Eliot, Ezra Pound, and Bob Dylan Fighting In The Captain’s Tower
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