Best Read [Steven Heine] ☆ Bargainin' for Salvation: Bob Dylan, a Zen Master? || [Biography Book] PDF ☆

By Steven Heine | Comments: ( 466 ) | Date: ( Dec 15, 2019 )

A thoughtful examination of Dylan s oeuvre through the lens of Buddhism One of the mysteries of Bob Dylan s incredible corpus is why he seems to veer and zigzag so drastically and dramatically from one extreme standpoint to another Throughout his career, rapid, radical transitions in musical style and public persona have either inspired or shocked different sectors of hisA thoughtful examination of Dylan s oeuvre through the lens of Buddhism One of the mysteries of Bob Dylan s incredible corpus is why he seems to veer and zigzag so drastically and dramatically from one extreme standpoint to another Throughout his career, rapid, radical transitions in musical style and public persona have either inspired or shocked different sectors of his fans Is Dylan s work complex and contradictory, or is there an underlying consistency and continuity to its seemingly chaotic ebb and flow Steven Heine argues that Dylan actually embraces two radically distinct worldviews at alternating periods One is prevalent in his Protest early 60s , Country late 60s , and Gospel late 70s phases it finds Dylan expressing moral outrage by endorsing a single higher truth based on a right versus wrong philosophy The second view appears during periods of Dylan s disillusionment in the mid 60s Desolation Row , mid 70s Tangled Up in Blue , and mid 80s Jokerman , finding him disenchanted with one sided proclamations of truth, and wandering, seemingly aimless, amid a relativistic world of masks and disguises where nothing is ever what it claims to be Throughout his various stages, Dylan s work reveals an affinity with the Zen worldview, where enlightenment can be attained through meditation, self contemplation and intuition rather than through faith and devotion Much has been made of Dylan s Christian periods, but never before has a book engaged Dylan s deep and rich oeuvre through a Buddhist lens Forgoing Christianity and Western views for Zen and Buddhism, Bargainin for Salvation will capture your attention and direct it toward the East.


  • Title: Bargainin' for Salvation: Bob Dylan, a Zen Master?
  • Author: Steven Heine
  • ISBN: 9780826429506
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Bargainin' for Salvation: Bob Dylan, a Zen Master?

  • Reid

    An interesting idea, but I found most of the connections made from Dylans lyrics to Zen to be flimsy at best. Some of Dylan's lyrics are so vague and surreal that they could be interpreted towards any ethos, if you pick the right ones. This could still be compelling, but I found Bargainin' for Salvation to be grasping at straws.


  • Jason

    more like 3.5 stars, really. heine makes a persuasive argument re: the presence of a zen sensibility within some of dylan's work; however, i'm not sure that all of these instances were intended by dylan. this points more towards the malleability of meaning within dylan's songs, as analyzed through the interests of any particular listener. a good read nonetheless


  • Jacque Bona

    Gave up on this book. Best thing is the cover photo of Bob.


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