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

Hughes, John D ORCID: 0000-0002-2187-2911 (2016) “This Time We Shall Escape”: Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Years. Rock Music Studies, 3 (1). pp. 62-79. doi:10.1080/19401159.2015.1129830

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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ratios of critique and emancipation that had commonly marked the different phases of his 1960s’ work have been replaced by themes and tropes of fate and escape.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: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2016 14:08
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:55
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3122

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