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.
+1 on actual literature.
"Idiot Wind" ≠ "Prometheus Unbound!"
The Nobel committee can do as they please, of course, but when I trouble myself to think about this, all I feel is embarrassment. IMO he's right up there on the podium with the Beatles as "the World's Most Overrated Pop Phenomenon."
I share Joni Mitchell's opinion:
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/apr/22 ... 20100422/2
Leo Kottke had fun things to say about him too:
Just because it's popular doesn't mean it's good!
2015 John H. Dick
1994 Larry Breslin ("Deerhead")
1952 Vincente Tatay