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Different views on Bob Dylan as Nobel laureate

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Published: 15 October 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Why Bob Dylan deserves his Nobel prize in literature – Richard Brown – The Conversation 14.10.16
In many ways, Bob Dylan and James Joyce are alike.

A world that gives Bob Dylan a Nobel Prize is a world that nominates Trump for president
– Tim Stanley – The Telegraph 13.10.16
Why not? If the Nobel Committee can give a peace prize to Henry Kissinger then it can give a literature prize to a man who hasn’t written any literature.

No, Bob Dylan isn't the first lyricist to win the Nobel - Alex Lubet – The Conversation US 15.10.16
In 1913, Indian literary giant Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-white person to win the literature prize. He wrote over 2,000 songs and, like Dylan's, they still resonate today.

And see:

Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan’s 5 most Jewish moments – Gabe Friedman - Jewish Telegraphic Agency 13.10.16
Maybe the times are a-changin'? Bob Dylan, born Robert Zimmerman, has become the first person considered primarily a musician to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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