No, this is not a joke. Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize for Literature for 2016. A lot of people are really not going to like this but I have always been impressed by Bob Dylan’s lyrics. Whether he is worthy of winning it over other US writers, such as Don DeLillo, Joyce Carol Oates or Thomas Pynchon, I am not sure but he is certainly more worthy than Philip Roth. US commentators have bitterly complained that the US has not had a winner since 1993 with Toni Morrison. Now they cannot complain, as they frequently do, that the winner is obscure, unknown and read by no-one. So here are three Dylan songs to entertain you. Listen to the lyrics: My Back Pages, as sung by the Byrds, but written by Dylan, All Along the Watchtower sung by Jimi Hendrix but written by Dylan and Like a Rolling Stone, sung by Dylan and The Band and written by Dylan. Congratulations Bob!
- Post author:tmn
- Post published:13 October 2016
- Post category:Literary Prizes
- Post comments:4 Comments
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