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Books Upon His Shelf - A Bob Dylan reading list
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Author:  Narrow Way [ Mon April 23rd, 2018, 19:40 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Books Upon His Shelf - A Bob Dylan reading list

"You're very well read, it's well known."

I bet people said that to him which is how he got the line.

Author:  niall [ Sat June 30th, 2018, 17:22 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Books Upon His Shelf - A Bob Dylan reading list

TheGunfighter wrote:
A quick list of books Dylan has mentioned in various interviews, I'm sure Johanna will have many to add.

PS! Not each and every one of these books is necessarily endorsed by Dylan, but they've been brought up in conversation during the interviews.

  • "The Flowers of Evil" - Charles Baudelaire
  • The "I Ching"
  • "One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding" - Robert Gover
  • "In His Own Write" - John Lennon
  • "The Myth of Sisyphus" - Albert Camus
  • "Gypsies of Britain" - Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald
  • "Howl and Other Poems" - Allen Ginsberg
  • "On the Road" - Jack Kerouac
  • "Complete Poetical Works of John Donne" - John Donne
  • "Royal Canal" - Dominic Behan
  • "Songs of Innocence and of Experience" - William Blake
  • "The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472" - Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
  • "Selected Letters of Nathaniel Hawthorne" - Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • "The Poems of Francois Villon" - Francois Villon

Not to be picky, but 'Royal Canal' isn't a book:


I'd be surprised if he hasn't read 'Hillbilly Elegy' J.D.Vance as a lot of the music he loves comes from Appalachia and it's a wonderful, bestselling book )

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