Why Dylan Matters to Me
Scholar Richard F. Thomas's recent book Why Dylan Matters has a title that invites Dylan fans everywhere to ask themselves the same question. While it seems that Thomas has presented an argument that Dylan is a major western cultural figure in the tradition of the ancient Greek and Roman poets, it'd be fascinating to see a sampling of reflections that speak to the highly diverse nature of Dylan fans. Here is one from Dr. Ernie Panscofar, which you can also view on his blog here.
So why does Dylan matter to me? I'll give it a go. Warning: this list is off the cusp, and not planned out, or really edited for that matter. I'm going with whatever flows down the river of my mind:
And that's why Bob Dylan matters to me.