The manuscripts offered are typed, handwritten, or more commonly a combination of both; and illustrate Dylan’s writing process in a way words can never convey. As Clinton Heylin has written about how Dylan is “an exemplar editor of his own work. Rarely will he substitute an image or a phrase with an inferior one.”
If you’ve read this blog before, you know I’ve written extensively about issues of authenticity and provenance. I’ve been fortunate enough to examine many indisputably authentic Dylan manuscripts and these rank with the very best. I encourage anyone interested in Dylan’s work to spend some time looking closely at these (links below.) They are truly special.
Love Minus Zero / No Limit/You Don’t Have To Do That
Queen Jane Approximately
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Maggie’s Farm/Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream/I’ll Keep It With Mine
Visions of Johanna
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