“This Time We Shall Escape”: Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Years

Hughes, John D (2016) “This Time We Shall Escape”: Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Years. Rock Music Studies, 3 (1). pp. 62-79. ISSN 1940-1159 (Print), 1940-1167 (Online)

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Abstract

Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder period—the two tours of 1975 and 1976 and Desire—manifests a significant shift in the subjective and cultural values of Dylan’s creativity. The forward-looking ratios of critique and emancipation that had commonly marked the different phases of his 1960s’ work have been replaced by themes and tropes of fate and escape. This betrays a certain belatedness that is all at once personal, cultural, and political in origin, and that reveals through Dylan’s work at this time a politically significant and prevalent sense of subjectivity as a predicament rather than an opportunity.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
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: 24 Feb 2016 14:08
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2016 23:08
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3122

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