[ilds] Nobel to Dylan for literature

Kennedy Gammage gammage.kennedy at gmail.com
Sat Oct 15 17:01:30 PDT 2016

Bruce, you can understand the uncomfortable silence. If Durrell had won the
Nobel back in the '70s the mean HH income on the listserv would probably be
E25,000 higher - maybe more! Plus - no excuses. "Yes. Durrell studies. No,
not Gerald. Lawrence!"

: > )

Durrells on Corfu debuts on PBS here in the US of A tomorrow night in a
flurry of good publicity.

Cheers - Ken

On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 8:14 PM, Bruce Redwine <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>

> 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?"
> Bruce
> Sent from my iPhone
> > 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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