Mudcat Café message #3814738 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #160763   Message #3814738
Posted By: Steve Shaw
14-Oct-16 - 06:07 PM
Thread Name: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
Subject: RE: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
You can quote Dylan, but not Andrew Motion, because Dylan came to us via the pop world, via mass exposure and commercial impetus. Poor old Andrew didn't have a chance next to that. Wagner had a massive influence on lots of people. I challenge you to show me that any of that influence was anything other than baleful. Measuring someone's greatness by the influence they have is a rather dangerous game.