Dylan told folk tales as well as Mark Twain ("The
Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest" and "As I
Went Out One Morning,") and literary short stories
as well as Raymond Carver ("Sweetheart Like You"
and "Like a Rolling Stone"). He has and will continue
to confound and divide academics with songs are
varied as "Ballad of a Thin Man," "Bob Dylan’s
115th Dream," and "Maggie's Farm." And
he captured the American cultural zeitgeist
as well as Eliot's "The Wasteland" or anything
by Ezra Pound with songs like "Desolation
Row" and "Highway 61 Revisited."