[ilds] Nobel to Dylan for literature

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Fri Oct 14 20:14:11 PDT 2016

I think Robin's description below is correct and irrefutable.  Which leads to the next question--why has the Nobel committee corrupted the definition of "literature?"


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> On Oct 14, 2016, at 1:17 PM, Robin Collins <robin.w.collins at gmail.com> wrote:
> A good argument was given by (writer, also musician, also host to tribute/reading to/for Ian McEwan recently in Toronto) Dave Bidini in Globe and Mail today. He suggested a lyricist can rely on music and voice but a literature author has nothing but the words, which must survive alone. So in his view the category shouldn't include lyricists. I am a big early to mid era Dylan fan but many of his lyrics don't stand up well without the sounds behind them. Others stand very well. How does that feel? To be on your own? Like a complete unknown?
> Robin 

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