Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

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Hudini wrote:
Bigmanpigman wrote:I'm not sure what he will think of this, I haven't seen him quoted.
The Nobel Committee says he's completely ignoring their calls and e-mails. Maybe he's not too happy about it after all?
While I think it's cool he got the award I kinda think it would be like him to think it was a bit over the top.
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Hudini wrote:... The Nobel Committee says he's completely ignoring their calls and e-mails. Maybe he's not too happy about it after all?
The BBC are reporting that Bob has finally agreed to accept the prize -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39429032

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For 100% Bob is a legend of the history of the music. You can't hate him because all that he made - one of the biggecst contribution in music art. As he said in his interview after Nobel Ceremony: "I always tried to left trail behind me and today is a special day for me. Day when people said me that I changed the history
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twcc wrote:Too true. The lyrics do indeed stand as poetry; the Nobel Prize was, of course, for literature not poetry.
WHAT? Seriously? Aren't you aware that poetry IS actually part of literature?

Here's a list of other poets that have won the Nobel Prize of Literature:

Rabindranath Tagore - 1913
William Butler Yeats - 1923
Gabriela Mistral - 1945
T. S. Eliot - 1948
Boris Pasternak - 1958
Salvatore Quasimodo - 1959
Pablo Neruda - 1971
Czeslaw Milosz - 1980
Wole Soyinka - 1986
Joseph Brodsky - 1987
Octavio Paz -1990
Derek Walcott - 1992
Seamus Heaney - 1995
Wislawa Szymborska - 1996
Harold Pinter - 2005
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Spot on, poetry is part of literature, you list some great poets and I have no issue there. Bob is an accomplished lyricist, many think second to none, I previously noted that in my opinion his words work best with music, see earlier comments particularly the 'Forever Young' comment.

As an aside, well done Bob.
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I think Bob deserved it fair and square. He's a great poet and songwriter. He changed popular music. And he doesn't really care about it...