'Ain’t Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody': Bob Dylan’s Christian Years

Hughes, John D (2013) 'Ain’t Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody': Bob Dylan’s Christian Years. Popular Music History, 8 (2). pp. 205-221. ISSN 1740-7133

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Abstract

This piece evaluates Dylan’s Christian period, between 1979 and 1981. It considers the biographical context of the Christian material, and its relations to Dylan’s other work. While describing the circumstances of Dylan’s conversion, and the studio recordings and their critical reception, the piece seeks above all to give special prominence to the consistent intensity and shifting nuances of the live performances of the period. This focus allows us to see how this often denigrated or dismissed phase of Dylan’s career in fact can be said to rival any other in the ways it draws on Dylan’s creative powers of self-renewal.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Technology > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Literary and Critical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2015 11:36
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2016 05:16
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2528

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