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Posted By: Jack Campin
24-Oct-16 - 07:29 PM
Thread Name: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
Subject: RE: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
If you get nothing out of it, perhaps it is not the fault of the write, but the impatience of the reader.

Or the reader being better read than any Dylan fan, so they know the literary sources he was crudely ripping off (i.e. large chunks of the mid-century Anglophone modernist poetic tradition).

If you've got Ezra Pound, Edith Sitwell, George Barker, Louis MacNeice, Kathleen Raine, Allen Ginsberg and Dylan Thomas to compare him with, the derivativeness of Dylan's stuff is hard to put up with.