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Thread #160763   Message #3817199
Posted By: Steve Shaw
30-Oct-16 - 07:08 AM
Thread Name: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
Subject: RE: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
What's very good about that particular set of song words is that it has a rhythm and lyricism that allows it to stand alone as an evocative read, even without the tune. There are some lovely notions that are expressed in a flowing and non-jarring way. I challenge anyone here to find a substantial piece of Dylan's writing about which that may be said (the notions don't need to be lovely ones, by the way). It's a cautionary tale for those who claim that song lyrics and poetry are not the same thing.