Stephen Daniel Arnoff
Why Dylan Matters - A Conversation with Richard Thomas
Our conversation with Richard Thomas of Harvard University and the author of Why Dylan Matters does indeed speak for itself. But who best to speak for Bob Dylan himself? That would be, well, Bob Dylan himself. In reveal after reveal and interview after interview Dylan has explained what he thinks, how he works, and what he wants as a creator. In all of these words, it's hard to find a more reflective, interesting, and articulate treatment of Dylan's influences than his talk in honor of receiving the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. It's a classic-modern curriculum that could carry a soul as far as its eyes could see and ears could hear, and worth paying attention to in context of why Dylan matters so much.