This is a magnificently argued text in defense of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Bob Dylan. Do not dare to miss it 😆
NO COMPLETE UNKNOWN – THE ODYSSEY OF BOB DYLAN’S LITERATURE NOBEL
‘But it’s all been done before / It’s been written in the book’
Bob Dylan, ‘Too Much of Nothing’ (1967)
I was apprised of Bob Dylan’s 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature at the very first moment, as I had my non-exploding Samsung S7 attuned to Google and the official site of the awarding body, the Swedish Academy: it was Thursday, 13 October 2016, the announcement of the Literature Nobel was due at GMT noon on the dot – my phone was tuned to events in Stockholm, and … there was fortunately no literal explosion, but cataclysmic was my astonishment when the screen flashed up the name: ‘Bob Dylan’!
This award has generated an enormous planetary controversy, and before embarking on any assessment it is worth pausing to recall the basic facts. The Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded…
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