Bob Dylan:Mystical Dreams?

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BOB DYLAN – MYSTICAL DREAMS, PORTENTS AND PROPHECIES IN HIS WORK

by Rosemarie Rowley

“I’ll let you be in my dream if I can be in your dream.”

I said that.
Bob Dylan, 1963

This was said tongue-in-cheek after singing a song about a nightmare about World War III. It is also can be read as an endearing and serious invitation given to a spellbound audience in Newport in 1963 to share this and other dreams. The fact that the import of these dreams takes the form of songs is specifically of interest in a post-modern age, of which Bob Dylan is the popular precursor and exponential artist.

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