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Author:  wasted [ Wed July 18th, 2007, 21:47 GMT ]
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Besides Dylan Thomas, does anyone know of Bob Dylan's main literary influences? Maybe favorite authors/books or poets/poetry?

Thanks.



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Author:  muleskinner_blues [ Wed July 18th, 2007, 21:59 GMT ]
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Jack Kerouac
Rimbaud
Smokey Robinson

Author:  Razor's Edge [ Wed July 18th, 2007, 22:04 GMT ]
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Good site.
http://www.boblit.com/

Author:  Like a squire [ Wed July 18th, 2007, 22:15 GMT ]
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Allen Ginsberg
Kerouac, but in particular On The Road

Woody Guthrie's Bound For Glory. Perhaps not 'literary influence' but an influence nonetheless

Author:  mberry [ Wed July 18th, 2007, 22:26 GMT ]
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he's read Erica Jong.

Author:  wasted [ Wed July 18th, 2007, 22:53 GMT ]
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Thank you all.

And I'm looking through that site Razor's Edge. I appreciate the link!

Author:  Davy [ Thu July 19th, 2007, 01:40 GMT ]
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And don't forget, a lot of it is just plain made up! :wink:

Author:  geranium_kiss [ Thu July 19th, 2007, 15:37 GMT ]
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Sun Tzu
Marcus Aurelius
William Blake
Chekhov
Byron
Robert Burns
Emily Dickinson
Walt Whitman
Dante
Petrarch
Robert Browning

but most important

The King James Bible

Author:  mr. goth glam [ Thu July 19th, 2007, 17:50 GMT ]
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I always had a thought that he digs Bukowski, too.

Author:  Josepi [ Thu July 19th, 2007, 17:52 GMT ]
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Henry Timrod
Shakespeare
Junihci Saga

Author:  stellasgrl2 [ Thu July 19th, 2007, 18:31 GMT ]
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TS Eliot and his buddy Ezra Pound (The Wasteland. . . Desolation Row)

Did you guys say Rimbaud?
Paul Verlaine
Dante
Kerouac
Ginsberg

And I'm pretty sure he read Gertrude Stein. . .Tarantula contains glimpses of her influence.

Author:  stellasgrl2 [ Thu July 19th, 2007, 18:33 GMT ]
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Kenneth Patchen
Theodore Roethke

Author:  The Laughing Buddha [ Thu July 19th, 2007, 18:53 GMT ]
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he has a thing for Italian poets from the 13th century also

Author:  mackthefinger [ Thu July 19th, 2007, 18:56 GMT ]
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Renaissance poets shouldn't be overlooked.

Author:  wasted [ Thu July 19th, 2007, 20:03 GMT ]
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Cheers all. I really appreciate the responses.

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Author:  oldmanemu [ Sun February 17th, 2013, 02:46 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Literary Influences

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