I'm not buying it.
I think Bob has a brain that soaks up and reinvents everything it comes across. Some of the connections the article tries to make are a little nebulous; I suspect it's far more likely much of his work has been influenced by indigenous blues and folk music--but who knows?
Some of that seems like a bit of a stretch to me. I have no doubt that Dylan read a log of poetry (or at least knew a lot of poets' names--this is from "You're Gonna to Make Me Lonesome When you go":"Situations have ended sadRelationships have all been badMine've been like Verlaine's and RimbaudBut there's no way I can compareAll those scenes to this affairYou're gonna make me lonesome when you go")He obviously knew Allen Ginsburg, too (see the video for "Subterranean Homesick Blues). But I don't see much in those five poems that seem to have inspired any particular lyrics. Maybe the idea that you can bend language to your own proposed...but he could have gotten that from Hank Williams.
"purposes", not "proposed"
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