Tangled Up in America
Hey, hey, Bob Dylan, I wrote you a letter—about seein' your world of people and things.
Bob Dylan In America
by Sean Wilentz
$28.95 List Price
I hope this finds you well. You don't know me. My name is Rhett Miller. I make albums as a solo artist and as the front man for a band called Old 97's. I am like you, at least in that I've dedicated my postadolescent life to writing songs and singing them for folks. I write you now to pay my respects (much as you did to one of your heroes all those years ago in "Song to Woody"), to thank you for giving so much of yourself, and to ask you: What are we to do now? Here, at this late date, at the tip-top of the Tower of Babel, with all these voices shouting and so few listening, what are we to do?
You're on my mind because I just finished reading a book about you. Its title, Bob Dylan in America (Doubleday, $29), pretty well captures its intent, which is to put you in context and analyze the America
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