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Thread #160763   Message #3815490
Posted By: The Sandman
19-Oct-16 - 10:00 AM
Thread Name: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
Subject: RE: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
"One of my Favourites is "Changing of the guards". I haven't a clue what it's about, and after all this time,"
so you believe that songs should not be understandable, I disagree with you, I am sure Woody Guthrie would have disagreed with you, so never mind the man that inspired Dylan.
literature does include poetry, but it is more than just poetry. you think he should be awarded it for poetry? then award it for poetruy
a poets award should be for poetry but not literature.becaus personally i dont rate him as a poet either but that is my opinion and we have the right to differ, but to give him an award for literature instead of poetry not appropriate, literature is more than the category poetry.
an awrd for incomprehensible diction, or musical longevity or even song writing or even poetry is in my opinion more appropriate.
my argument is that he has been awarded a prize for the wrong category
personally i think his poetry is ok on occasions but nothing special