Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Bob Dylan - Chronicles

I am reading Dylan's autobiography. I just have one question for anyone else who has read this book: Do you think Dylan is writing actual history or fiction?

Personally, I do not believe very many of the stories are true at all. I do not think the characters are real. I think this method of Dylan's is the same it has always been. Dylan uses fantasy and dream pictures to unveil what is really happening in the culture. It is like he creates demons and angels to explain change and culture war.
Enough for now...

What is Dylan's real take on the late 20th century? That is the question this book is answering and a few times he does come right out and say it! But that is for next time.

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