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Thread #160763   Message #3814540
Posted By: Steve Shaw
13-Oct-16 - 06:19 PM
Thread Name: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
Subject: RE: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
Well I found Dylan's "poetry" to be dense, exclusive and obscurantist. To me, poetry should be crystallising notions that I can't articulate clearly for myself, that are inchoate in my mind. Happy, sad, tragic, life-affirming, anything. But making me focus, providing an illuminating spark. Dylan's lyrics are nothing like that. They are for self-regarding ex-hippies who think they are "on to something" that the less sophisticated among us are incapable of seeing. Up their own bottoms in other words. Crap harmonica player too.