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Bob Dylan - Nobel Prize for Literature
« on: October 13, 2016, 04:44:43 AM »
http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/13/world/nobel-prize-literature/index.html?adkey=bn

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Re: Bob Dylan - Nobel Prize for Literature
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2016, 06:39:00 AM »
I think he deserves it.

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Re: Bob Dylan - Nobel Prize for Literature
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2016, 06:51:42 AM »
Yes, he's probably had more impact on the way the western world sees things than most writers.

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Re: Bob Dylan - Nobel Prize for Literature
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2016, 06:53:21 AM »
I fully support this.

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Re: Bob Dylan - Nobel Prize for Literature
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2016, 07:39:05 AM »
Hmm... I oppose with no better candidate.
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Re: Bob Dylan - Nobel Prize for Literature
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2016, 08:29:16 AM »
I object as well, there are many better authors than Bob Dylan.  I'd rather give the Nobel Prize to John Irving, Iain M. Banks, Cormac McCarthy or even Stephen King.
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Re: Bob Dylan - Nobel Prize for Literature
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2016, 09:30:25 AM »
I guess I don't really know too much about Nobel prizes... has the literature category historically included poetry? If so, this seems perfectly reasonable. If it generally reserved for novels, then I suppose it doesn't really make much sense.

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Re: Bob Dylan - Nobel Prize for Literature
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2016, 12:40:54 PM »
Poets have won before.  Dylan is as good a modern poet as we have.

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Re: Bob Dylan - Nobel Prize for Literature
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2016, 06:50:04 AM »
Of course he deserves it and a peace one too.
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Re: Bob Dylan - Nobel Prize for Literature
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2016, 10:19:36 AM »
I don't know how he feels about it, but the Dylan I worshipped in the 60's would have been horrified and maybe there really would have been reason to shout "Judas".

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Re: Bob Dylan - Nobel Prize for Literature
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2016, 06:47:50 AM »
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Re: Bob Dylan - Nobel Prize for Literature
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2016, 09:19:53 AM »
Apparently Dylan doesn't have much to say to the Swedish Academy...

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/bob-dylan-nobel-prize-winner-2016-barack-obama-a7362006.html
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Then he said "you just sorta wasted my precious time - don't think twice, it's alright."

Then they said "how does it feel, to be on your own, without" a Nobel prize.

And he said "how many times will it take" till they know I don't want it.



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Re: Bob Dylan - Nobel Prize for Literature
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2016, 11:19:42 AM »
Very good, Bruce. ;D
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Re: Bob Dylan - Nobel Prize for Literature
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2016, 01:34:10 AM »
Bruce gets ten points and a gold star.

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Re: Bob Dylan - Nobel Prize for Literature
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2016, 04:35:21 PM »
That's all as may be, but he's bloody rude if the papers are to be believed.
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