Part I
You’ve Been With the Professors

1 Analysing Dylan Songs
 The Object
 The harmony
 Analysing an Idea
2 ‘Beauty may Only Turn to Rust’
 The Beautiful world of Bob Dylan
 Beauty and the Beast
 Proportion and expression
 Expression and style
3 ‘Going Through All These Things Twice’
 The External Similarites: Ceremony
 The Rolling Thunder Revue
 The Gospel Years
 The Voice of a Generation
 Secular Ritual
 Functions and means
 Dylan and ritual revisited
 Postscript
4 The Momentum of Standstill
 Dylan and the Blues
 In the Evening
 I Pity The Poor Immigrant
 Standing (Still) in the Doorway
 Ring Them Bells
 Highlands