Thursday, October 13, 2016

Nobel Prize in Literature Won by Bob Dylan

Lots of strong reactions to the news that Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. I don't have an opinion about it one way or the other -- I admire Dylan a lot but tend to enjoy him more in theory than in everyday use -- but my friend Jerome Murphy had a take on the unusual pick that I found provocative:

From HERE.


James Dwight Williamson said...

Bob Dylan and five decades of songs about social change. Blowing in the wind, The times they are a changing. Musical lyrics are poetry. Honor a man while he is alive and forget all these people who think their book got shat on

Bob K said...

Remember that Dylan was mostly about what he had to say and that the lyrics stand on their own as verse. "The Times They Are A-Changing" would have been powerful as an editorial published on the front page of every paper with no music.