Document Type

Response or Comment

Publication Date

Winter 12-10-2020

Course Name

Bruce Springsteen and The American Dream


Dr. Jeanne Buckley


English; College of Arts & Sciences


In this paper, I will be addressing the main factors which influenced Bruce Springsteen’s career and songwriting, specifically regarding interpersonal relationships the singer has had and how that is evident in his work thus far. I will be relating that concept to his latest album release, “Letter to You” by analyzing track by track and attempting to find that common thread of connection that seems to speak so well to him and his audience.


This is an opinion piece backed up with direct quotes from Bruce Springsteen and an in-depth analysis of his most recent album release.