Christopher Ricks, professor of humanities at Boston University and professor of poetry at Oxford University, is famous for his close readings of Milton, Keats, and Eliot, and also for his passion for the music of Bob Dylan. This culminated in his book Dylan’s “Visions of Sin” (2003), an analysis of Dylan’s lyrics that had some critics grumble that Ricks could talk one into believing that even a phone book is poetry. Ieva Lesinska, editor of Rigas Laiks, decided to find out for herself.
is Warren professor of humanities at Boston University and professor of poetry at Oxford University. His books include: Milton’s Grand Style (1963); Keats and Embarrassment (1974); T.S. Eliot and Prejudice (1988); Beckett’s Dying Words (1993); and Dylan’s visions of sin (2003).