Archive for January, 2020


Now out is the second issue (Vol. 1, No 2, Winter 2019) of the new, academic-oriented on-line journal devoted to the work of Bob Dylan, the Dylan Review (I logged the first issue in an earlier post on this blog dated 19 July 2019).

The new issue includes: an interview with the celebrated critic and Dylanite Christopher Ricks (with focus on the variorum edition of the lyrics masterminded by him); a long article by Neil Corcoran combining biographical and textual scholarship, linking Suze Rotolo’s autobiography and the song texts of Boots of Spanish Leather and Ballad in Plain D; an informative review by William Luhr of Martin Scorsese’s film Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story; and reviews of three new books on Dylan.

The books reviewed are (by Stuart Hampton-Reeves) Andrew Muir’s The True Performing of it: Bob Dylan and William Shakespeare; (by Robert Reginio) Timothy Hampton’s Bob Dylan‘s Poetics: How the Songs Work; and (by myself) the edited collection Polyvocal Bob Dylan.

Full entry for my review: Nduka Otiono and Josh Tosh, eds., “Polyvocal Bob Dylan: Music, Performance, Literature”, Dylan Review, Vol. 1, No. 2, Winter 2019, pp. 2-8.

The full text of the issue is available on-line at: