Richard F. Thomas is George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics at Harvard University, a Bob Dylan expert, and the creator for a freshman seminar at Harvard on Bob Dylan.
"A masterstroke of literary detective work . . . and an exciting examination of an artist's enigmatic mind."--Booklist (starred review) "A nimble gloss on Dylan's lyric genius." --USA Today "A highly informed, yet intimately personal celebration of one of our most important living writers."--NPR "Masterful, fun, passionate, learned, profound, and there's nothing like it. Thomas shows why Dylan deserves his Nobel--and how he hearkens back to, and enlists, the classics. Fantastic reading, full of gems."--Cass R. Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard University