Satan Whispers: Bob Dylan and Paradise Lost

Aidan Day

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    Abstract

    Throughout his song-writing career, from a variety of interrelated perspectives, Dylan has explored the discords of a fallen world. This exploration has frequently been undertaken within religious terms deriving from the Judaism which he inherited and the Christianity which, for a number of years, he explicitly adopted. A great number of Dylan's highly allusive songs move between the bounds of these mutually implicated traditions, and this essay explores one of the principal anxieties driving that dimension of his work: a dread of being permanently alienated from the divine.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)260-280
    Number of pages21
    JournalCambridge Quarterly
    Volume39
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

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    Paradise Lost
    Whispers
    Discord
    Anxiety
    Religion
    Judaism
    Christianity
    Song
    Satan
    Songwriting
    Bob Dylan

    Keywords

    • God
    • Songwriting
    • Singing
    • Dylan, Bob

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    Day, Aidan. / Satan Whispers : Bob Dylan and Paradise Lost. In: Cambridge Quarterly. 2010 ; Vol. 39, No. 3. pp. 260-280.
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