7 Ways Bob Dylan Is Worse Than Jonah Lehrer

Jonah Lehrer got busted fabricating Dylan quotes , but Dylan has done a fair amount of fabrication over the years himself. Artists can get away with anything.

Ripped off 19th-century poet, didn't credit.

Ripped off 19th-century poet, didn't credit.

Lyrics in Dylan's 2006 album "Modern Times" were shown to have close similarities to the poetry of Henry Timrod, a Civil War-era poet.

From a New York Times story at the time:

“More frailer than the flowers, these precious hours,” the 65-year-old Mr. Dylan sings in “When the Deal Goes Down,” one of the songs on “Modern Times.” Compare that to these lines from Timrod’s “Rhapsody of a Southern Winter Night”:

A round of precious hours

Oh! here, where in that summer noon I basked

And strove, with logic frailer than the flowers.

Other Dylan works have drawn attention for similarities to Tennessee Williams and Japanese gangster novels.

Bob Dylan is not his real name.

Bob Dylan is not his real name.

Dylan famously changed his name from Robert Zimmermann. The choice was thought to be an homage the poet Dylan Thomas, but Dylan denies this.

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