Robert Dean Lurie

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Robert Dean Lurie is a writer and musician based in Tempe, AZ. He is the author, most recently, of Begin the Begin: R.E.M.'s Early Years (Verse Chorus Press, 2019).

Recent Essays

Why Do Soldiers Miss War?

Tempe, AZ. “Why do soldiers miss war?” This is the provocative question at the heart of Scott Beauchamp’s essay collection Did You Kill Anyone?:...

Bob Dylan: The Lyricist

Bob Dylan: The Lyrics, 1961-2012 Reviewed by Robert Dean Lurie I am one of the infected; I am a Bob Dylan fan. It wasn’t always this way....

Mapping A Melancholy Soul: A Review of Leil Leibovitz’s A Broken Hallelujah: Rock ‘n’ Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen occupies an unusual position in popular music history. He is routinely neglected by those “Best of the 60's” nostalgia-fests you see on...