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Dylan, Bob, 1941- Criticism and interpretation
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St. Mary's University
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Bob Dylan's receipt of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016 for "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition" is perhaps the strongest validation for New Historicism as a method of literary analysis. The individual puzzle pieces of Dylan's postmodern rock poems are themselves little bits of history, but combined within the context of the massive paradigm shifts of the 1960s, they become something new and entirely relevant to the nonstop turmoil of contemporary life in America.
Mangel, Abby, ""Through Me Tell the Story": A New Historical Analysis of Bob Dylan as a Nobel Laureate" (2018). Theses & Dissertations. 10.
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