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Bob Dylan accepts the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year award. (Bucci/Invision/AP, File)
Bob Dylan accepts the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year award. (Bucci/Invision/AP, File)

Why Bob Dylan matters. We're joined by Richard F. Thomas, a “Dylanologist” and Harvard professor, to make the case.

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With guest host Anthony Brooks. This show airs Wednesday at 11 a.m. EST. 

Guest:

Richard F. Thomas, professor of classics and Dylanologist at Harvard University and author of "Why Bob Dylan Matters."

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Excerpt of 'Why Bob Dylan Matters':

From folk troubadour to rock and roll rebel to Nobel laureate, Bob Dylan has always been recognized for his brilliant lyrics. So much so that Harvard classicist Richard Thomas puts him in the company of the great classical lyric poets, including Homer and Virgil, Horace and Ovid, who, like Dylan captured what it means to live and love, to win and lose, to grieve and celebrate. This hour, On Point. Richard Thomas on Why Bob Dylan Matters. --Anthony Brooks

This program aired on November 22, 2017.

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