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Bob Dylan, who is he and does it matter?
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Bob Dylan, who is he and does it matter?

Having withheld himself for many decades from interviewers, intruders, commentators, biographers – including an autobiographer – what makes the elusive Bob Dylan tick is more than opaque: it’s invisible.   Sean Sheehan   A laudable aspect of “Why Dylan matters”,  by a classics professor at Harvard, is that he doesn’t […]

Green kitchen at home
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Green kitchen at home

From the couple behind the award-winning “Green kitchen stories” blog, a new cookery book promises to be filled with recipes that they make most often in their kitchen at home.   Sean Sheehan   The authors, David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, are a Swedish couple and with three young children […]

The dignity of Gypsies
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The dignity of Gypsies

Roma people are subjected to prejudice, treated by some as unwelcome immigrants in their own countries, but their dignity is celebrated in a superb new book from the German publisher Hatje Cantz.   Sean Sheehan   The life of the photographer Christine Turnauer has been as nomadic as that traditionally […]