“Dylan fans, after reading this book, may not be able listen to him again with the same ears.” – Berkshire Eagle

In today’s Berkshire Eagle,  reviewer Michael J. Foster has this to say about BOB DYLAN: Prophet, Mystic, Poet:

Rogovoy does a remarkably thorough job of detailing Dylan’s personal and professional life to support his claims that the artist’s music is rooted in his Jewish heritage.

Rogovoy offers a rich description of Dylan’s youth in a Jewish family in Minnesota. This early chapter of the icon’s life — when he was known as Robert Zimmerman — tells of Jewish youth camps, study of Scripture and immigrant forebears who still spoke Yiddish and maintained traditional religious practices.

The author’s most convincing analyses of the lyrics involve imagery from the stories of Noah, David and Moses, and allusions to Dylan’s stance on Zionism and the history of Jewish persecution.

Dylan fans, after reading this book, may not be able listen to him again with the same ears.

Read the entire review here.

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