Dylan and the poem (Innbundet)


Erling Aadland

Norwegian title: Dylan og diktet
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2022
Pages: 752
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202756246
Kategori: Narrative Non-fiction
Overview Dylan og diktet

Bob Dylan has throughout his sixty-year-long career achieved a unique position in popular culture, partly because he’s always been able to capture and convey certain features of his contemporaries. He’s been voted the best songwriter of all time, but first and foremost he is one of the leading lyricists in the world. Dylan is literary and his fans are people who read. This places very special demands for a book about Dylan.

In this book Erling Aadland has put up a monument of the songwriter, lyricist, and phenomenon that is Bob Dylan. Dylan and the Poem is a 600-page-long insightful and original essay, with observations and interpretations you can’t find anywhere else. But this book is also an encyclopedia. The book considers Dylan’s whole catalogue, every recorded album with its own material from 1962 to 2020 and analyses the most important songs from each album.


«A triumphant piece of writing!»

«A new standard work in the literary research on Dylan's lyrics.»

«A fantastic book»
Nettavisen, ******

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Reviews Dylan og diktet

En fantastisk bok 29.08.2022

Så er den store Dylan-boka her. Skrevet på norsk av en norsk professor fra Bergen. Den er lang, tung…og god. Usedvanlig god!
Jeg gjentar: Dette er en fantastisk bok!

Jan Øyvind Helgesen, Nettavisen

Dylan og diktet 28.09.2022

«... et imponerende verk, en mesterlig prestasjon.»

«Et overflødighetshorn av informasjon og synspunkter.»

Thorstein Selvik, BOK365

Nytt hovedverk i den litteraturvitenskaplige forskningen av Dylans tekster 27.08.2022

Professor Aadland regnes som den med lengst fartstid som Dylan-fortolker i Norge.
Således vil nok «Dylan og Diktet» bli stående som et hovedverk i årene fremover.

Dag Inge Fjeld, Puls

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Author Erling Aadland

Erling Aadland has published a number of books on poetry and literary theory, among them books about Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Latest monograph: The world of Literature, an Examination of Literature’s Antinomies, Vidarforlaget: Oslo, 2019. Book about Dylan: "And the Moon Is High", Attempting to Read Bob Dylan, Ariadne: Bergen, 1998. A number of essays on Dylan, including: “Work, Performance and Performancework”, Bøygen 2/2007; “We are not there (1967)”, Agora 1–2/2007; “One Big Prison Yard”, on (in)justice in some Dylan-songs”, Bøygen 3/2008; “Dylan and Love”, in: Bob Dylan, mannen, myten og musikken, Dreyer: Oslo, 2011; “He Got the Skills and He Got the Guts, Bob Dylan’s Alternating Interaction with the Blues”, Agora 1–2/2013.

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