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  • by Stephen Greenblatt, Anne-Marie Mai, Horace Engdahl, et al.

    Bob Dylan’s songs have been the subject of countless interpretations. In fact, Dylan’s work is one of the fastest-growing research areas within the humanities, and the interest has increased dramatically since Dylan’s receipt of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016.There is a distinguished history of scholarly work on Dylan. Textual scholars focus on Dylan’s lyrics, parsing out their verbal artistry and identifying their numerous and farflung sources.Historians and biographers try to clarify the details of Dylan’s life and the chronologies that link him with other notable figures and movements. Social scientists have focused on the cultures inspired by Dylan, the institutions and communities of fandom and appreciation which surround him.NEW APPROACHES TO BOB DYLAN break down the disciplinary silos that have kept these lines of work separate, to think about how lyrics, performances, personal history, and mass movements all coincide and shape one another. NEW APPROACHES TO BOB DYLAN is edited by Anne-Marie Mai and contains 16 essays and an interview with Horace Engdahl, The Swedish Academy. Among the contributors are Stephen Greenblatt, Sean Latham, Nina Goss, Johnathan Hodgers, Michael Gray and Gisle Selnes.

  • by David Gaines

    Do you have, work for, or dream of starting a business or organization that positively impacts the world while also turning a profit? Radical Business is a blueprint for business owners and businesses ready to usher in a newer, practical form of doing business. By learning more about what a social enterprise is and how it can apply to any business, employee, activist, consumer, or citizen, we can use the golden rule as a catalyst for a different mindset. Radical business is not a brand new operational system, it's a way of returning to the root or origin. A genuinely radical business goes back to its root purpose: to meet a customer's need, solve a problem, and provide value. David Gaines outlines his Seven Seeds framework for a truly radical business model, including: Supply Chain: Behind Every Product Is a Story Employees: Successful Brands Are Built By Happy Teams Customers: What is Ethical Marketing? Community: Fostering Healthy Interdependence Competitors: A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats Environment: Rethinking the Costs & Benefits to Going Green Self: True Sustainability Requires Self Care In Radical Business, Gaines provides real-life business insight with case studies of successful companies who have taken action to grow their profitability and positive impact. He provides actionable steps towards making a positive impact with in-depth analysis of supply chain, employee, customer, competitor, communal, and environmental interactions. As the world rapidly changes, and we realize that it needs more businesses that do good, Radical Business can help us leave the world better than we found it.

  • - A Fan's Life
    by David Gaines

    For fifty years, the music, words, story, and fans of Bob Dylan have fascinated David Gaines. Talking with students, exchanging Dylan trivia with fellow fans, or cheering on fan musicians doing Dylan covers during the Dylan Days festival, Gaines shows that, for many people, being a fan of popular culture couples serious critical and creative engagement with heartfelt commitment.

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