Dylan's Visions of Sin

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9780060599232: Dylan's Visions of Sin

Structured around the concepts of sin, virtue and grace, Ricks's close reading and imaginative cross-referencing will indeed uncover meanings in Dylan's songs that would never have occurred to you' Anthony Quinn, Daily Telegraph ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 'Everything Ricks has to say about Dylan is original. Ricks is a critic who seems to be talking to you from within the work. He can turn the smallest niche in a poem or song into a vast cathedral of resonance and implication' Brian Appleyard, Sunday Times --------------------------------------------------------------- 'Ricks on Dylan is the best there is' New Yorker

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Bob Dylan's ways with words are a wonder, matched as they are with his music and verified by those voices of his. In response to the whole range of Dylan early and late (his songs of social conscience, of earthly love, of divine love and of contemplation), this critical appreciation listens to Dylan's attentive genius, to his apprehension of deadly sins and his comprehension of living virtues, all alive in the very words and their rewards.

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"Ricks's writing on Dylan is the best there is" (Alex Ross New Yorker)

"A great case has been made by a great critic (Christopher Ricks) that a great lyricist - Bob Dylan - is, in fact, a poet" ( New York Review of Books)

"The rewards are just as one would expect: a bracing attention to artfulness, a wonderful sensitivity to nuance, and a particularly brilliant sympathy with the purpose and effect of Dylan's rhymes" (Andrew Motion Guardian)

"Everything Ricks has to say about Dylan is original. He is a critic who seems to be talking to you from within the work. He can turn the smallest niche in a poem into a vast cathedral of resonance and implication." (Bryan Appleyard Sunday Times)

"Bob Dylan is fast becoming rock's equivalent of James Joyce" (Sean O'Hagan Observer)

"Compelling, convincing and challenging work of literary scholarship." (Alan Taylor Sunday Herald)

"Structured around the concepts of sin, virtue and grace, Ricks's close reading and imaginative cross-referencing will indeed uncover meanings in Dylan's songs that would never have occured to you." (Anthony Quinn Daily Telegraph)

"Zips along with irrepressible good humour. . . Ricks's work has the lustre of a lifetime of engagement with greatness." (Peter Aspden Financial Times)

"Fascinating, there are wonderfully penetrating and illuminating moments to be found. I was never less than stimulated and frequently stirred." (John Preston Sunday Telegraph)

"Ricks is an exemplar of the diminishingly seen art of "close reading", and explicator of Milton, Keats, Tennyson and Eliot. . . Such clockwork analysis never seems to drain Dylan's work of its vitality, but rather to renew a listener's amazement. . . In doing so he's found the songs all the more extraordinary, not wanting in any measure. . . Ricks's book leads you back to Dylan's music, no small virtue." (Jonathan Lethem New York Times Book Review)

"A serious-minded and forensic examination of Dylan's use of language, image and onomatopoeia." (Peter Murphy Hot Press)

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