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Why Bob Dylan Deserves His Nobel Prize

This is the best thing I’ve read so far about Dylan getting the Nobel, and the best justification: he’s the Shakespeare of our era.

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  1. Now if only we can fit the hurricane theme in here, the synthesis of Octoberish posts will be complete!

    JOB

  2. It’s on:

    “Layyyydeees and gennellmin! In the left corner, weighing in at a glossy 1.2 ounces, the rollicking roiler of radical chic, the ROOOOOLLING STONE!

    “And in the other left corner, weighing in at a black and white 1.3 pounds on Sunday, the old grey lady of the regular press drum beat, the New York Times!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/13/opinion/why-bob-dylan-shouldnt-have-gotten-a-nobel.html?_r=0

    Whoo-hoo!

    JOB

    p.s. Just to thicken the plot, Ross Douthat thinks Leonard Cohen should have won it before Dylan – but, c’mon – Canadian, Minnesotan, what’s the diff, right?

  3. Also, for a Dylan-rich discussion with (BONUS!) Ezra Pound references, Althouse has a good deal to say (she’s a yuuge fan!)/ Poke around after this one:

    http://althouse.blogspot.com/2016/10/i-do-understand-how-some-literalists.html

    JOB

  4. Big Jon Bully says:

    Do you mean William Fucking Shakespeare?

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