Music for Words: Bob Dylan

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Music for Words: Bob Dylan

Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University


Thursday, February 5, 2015  7:00pmThe Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room

Christopher Ricks, William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University, and Sean Wilentz, George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University, will discuss The Lyrics: Since 1962, the recently publshed comprehensive collected lyrics of Bob Dylan. Ricks collaborated with Dylan to complete the publication of the massive 960 page tome.

In the words of Ricks: “For fifty years, all the world has delighted in Bob Dylan’s books of words and more than words: provocative, mysterious, touching, baffling, not-to-be-pinned-down, intriguing, and a reminder that genius is free to do as it chooses. And, again and again, these are not the words that he sings on the initially released albums.”