Bob Dylan has been called everything from a genius to an enigma, the original singer-songwriter, “the Shakespeare of songwriting,” and “the poet of our time.”
Saying someone is the greatest in their field is hardly an objective statement. It cannot be a universal truth for everyone, yet it can subjectively be the case for the person who believes it. So, why is Bob Dylan considered the greatest American songwriter for many people? What are the aspects of Dylan’s career and art that make him legendary?