Bob Dylan on Sacrifice, the Unconscious Mind, and How to Cultivate the Perfect Environment for Creative Work
by Maria Popova
"People have a hard time accepting anything that overwhelms them."
Van Morrison once characterized Bob Dylan (b. May 24, 1941) as the greatest living poet. And since poetry, per Muriel Rukeyser's beautiful definition, is an art that relies on the "moving relation between individual consciousness and the world," to glimpse Dylan's poetic prowess is to grasp at once his singular consciousness and our broader experience of the world. That's precisely what shines through in Paul Zollo's 1991 interview with Dylan, found in Songwriters On Songwriting (public library) — that excellent and extensive treasure trove that gave us Pete Seeger on originality and also features conversations with such celebrated musicians as Suzanne Vega, Leonard Cohen, k.d. lang, David Byrne, Carole King, and Neil Young, whose insights on songwriting extend to the broader realm of creative work in a multitude of disciplines.
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