On Bob Dylan Being Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016

On Bob Dylan Being Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016

The Nobel Prize for Literature should be renamed “the Nobel Prize for Emphysemic Croaking and Adenoidal Wheezing.”

—Joseph Suglia

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22 thoughts on “On Bob Dylan Being Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016

  1. Reminds me of a couple of years back when I took my mum to the supermarket and a Dylan song was playing on the car stereo. Mum said “[I think this young man’s got a problem with his sinuses hasn’t he?]”.
    Magic moments.
    When I heard this bizarre news, I pictured legion passed-over poets, recoiling in collective horror, hurling quills across poetry caves across the globe, and vowing never to write again!

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  3. Perhaps you should read the quality of the prose and poetry and not the voice. It’s a prize for literature isn’t it? Not singing. Dylan is a genius.

  4. ignoring for a moment his voice, the Nobel is for literature. Dylan is a performer not a writer- voice, way of walking, taking a stage, moving to the music, composing and presenting, pulling an audience. It is my opinion perforrmance is another medium totally, and if they wish to give a Nobel for song-writer/performer, or even songwriter alone, fine with me. The product of a songwriter is music. In literature, music is only a tool. Take the music out of Shakespeare and there is no flow, no careful crafting of consonants and vowels. Take the music from Dylan and you get….?

    • look you cant expect a orange to be a apple. Did you ever say somethin dumb in your life i bet you listen to roxy music or some shit. i bet that roxy music go ooh ooh baby or some shit sometime

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