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Old 10-14-2016, 12:03 PM   #1
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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for literature

Suffice to say, people have different opinions about this.

I don't think it's indefensible; his lyrics are pretty great. Poetry is literature. poets have won the prize before.

Few Americans have won Nobel prizes for literature, from what I've read; way different than in natural or social sciences. the last was Toni Morrison in '93. damn.

before that... Saul Bellow in '76, Steinbeck in '62, Hemingway in '54, Faulkner in '49, Pearl Buck in '38 & Eugene O'Neill in '36, and Sinclair Lewis in '30. We used to win it more often it looks like. The Nobel committee is rumored to hate American writers.. I guess that started after WWII.
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goddamnit. Nothing is worse than making a typo in a thread title
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Old 10-14-2016, 01:02 PM   #3
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http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/13/world/...ze-literature/
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Suffice to say, people have different opinions about this.

I don't think it's indefensible; his lyrics are pretty great. Poetry is literature. poets have won the prize before.

Few Americans have won Nobel prizes for literature, from what I've read; way different than in natural or social sciences. the last was Toni Morrison in '93. damn.

before that... Saul Bellow in '76, Steinbeck in '62, Hemingway in '54, Faulkner in '49, Pearl Buck in '38 & Eugene O'Neill in '36, and Sinclair Lewis in '30. We used to win it more often it looks like. The Nobel committee is rumored to hate American writers.. I guess that started after WWII.


I dunno, doesn't this open the door for someone like Randy Newman to win?
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:13 AM   #5
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Bernie Taupin next on the board? Bruce Springsteen?
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Is this similar to a pitcher winning an MVP? No real choices.
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Bernie Taupin next on the board? Bruce Springsteen?
Who cares? They're both Brits.
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:21 PM   #8
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Suffice to say, people have different opinions about this.

I don't think it's indefensible; his lyrics are pretty great. Poetry is literature. poets have won the prize before.

Few Americans have won Nobel prizes for literature, from what I've read; way different than in natural or social sciences. the last was Toni Morrison in '93. damn.

before that... Saul Bellow in '76, Steinbeck in '62, Hemingway in '54, Faulkner in '49, Pearl Buck in '38 & Eugene O'Neill in '36, and Sinclair Lewis in '30. We used to win it more often it looks like. The Nobel committee is rumored to hate American writers.. I guess that started after WWII.
What did he win at for? The lyrics to his stupid songs from a half a century ago?

Or did he more recently write some book that no one has ever read or has even ever heard of?
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Eric Clapton should have won based on his song coacaine.

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Old 10-17-2016, 04:31 PM   #10
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Eric Clapton should have won based on his song coacaine.
J.J Cale wrote that song.
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