Denian Arcoleo wrote:I find the whole thing odd. Dylan is a hugely wealthy folk/rock songwriter. There are several genuine geniuses of actual literature (Murakami springs immediately to mind) who are far more eligible for this prize IMO. I think the Nobel committee are engaging in PR manoeuvres that are beneath them.
One definition of literature is written works with lasting artistic merit. Music definitely fits into that definition, I think it's fair to say. So it is 'actual literature' after all Whether you like it or not is entirely different.