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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.


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


  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!




    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:



  4. Big Jon Bully says

    Do you mean William Fucking Shakespeare?

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