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Mr. Tambourine Man

Mr. Tambourine Man


“Mr. Tambourine Man” is a song by Bob Dylan which he performed on his 1965 album Bringing it All Back Home. The American group The Byrds also recorded a hit version of this song. The song is often interpreted to be about a drug experience, with the Tambourine Man representing a dealer, but there are some who question this reading.


LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


·               Dylan, Bob

·               Dylan, Bob 1941 – Criticism and interpretation


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


·               PML420 .D98


Circulating Books – A Selected List


·              Dettmar, Kevin J. H. (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan. 2009.

         Call Number: ML420 .D98 D48 2009

·              Heylin, Clinton. Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited. 2001.

         Call Number: ML420 .D98 H49 2001


Reference Materials


·               Contemporary Literary Criticism – Call Number: REF PN771 .C59

o        Vol. 6, Pg. 155     

o        Vol. 12, pg. 188-189

o        Vol. 77, pg. 187     

         ·               Poetry CriticismCall Number:  REF PN1010 .P6

o        Vol. 37, pp. 45-49


Research Databases 

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

·               Literature Criticism Online

·               Literature Resources from Gale


This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.



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