Thursday, October 13, 2016

Death of Nobel: Bob Dylan wins lit prize

Dhr. Seven, Ashley Wells, Seth Auberon, Wisdom Quarterly; Alex Shepherd (The Republic)

WTH?! This is impossible!
Has the academy lost all credibility first with Obama now with Dylan?

"The times they are a changin'." Pulitzer Prize-winning Jewish-Christian folk-hippie troubadour/poet Bob Dylan (who allegedly chose his nom de plume after the famous poet Dylan Thomas, which he denies) has been voted the latest Nobel Laureate in "literature."

I love war. I never said I didn't, kids.
After voting Pres. B. S. [Barry Soetoro a.k.a. Barack Hussein] Obama a Nobel Peace Prized Laureate before he went on a killing rampage of conducting illegal drone assassinations (executions) by executive decree and expanding wars and Bush-era programs like mass surveillance and mass incarceration, the Swedish foundation has outdone itself. It has voted a peculiar folk/pop star Bob Dylan its latest laureate in literature.

This news comes from Sweden (where, sadly, they did not choose Woody Guthrie or Joni Mitchell who were more deserving). Dylan's archives were recently purchased and will be housed at the University of Tulsa.

He plays this weekend at Coachella's "Desert Trip." So potheads will be headed en masse to see a laureate perform his literature before an unusually big crowd. Elvis must feel cheated.
Bob Dylan [born Robert Zimmerman] wins the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature
Alex Shepherd, The New Republic
What about Sanders? Did the Nobel Academy figure out Bernie was a sell out/fraud?
I have real audacity; I ain't givin' my medal back!
An American has won the Nobel Prize in Literature for the first time in 23 years.

But in a shocking decision, songwriter Bob Dylan -- not novelists Philip Roth, Don DeLillo, or Thomas Pynchon [or folk superstars Woody Guthrie or Joni Mitchell] -- won “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

Dylan’s citation also compared him to [the Ancient Greek poet and author of the Odyssey and Iliad] Homer -- the Swedish Academy had to reach back 3,000 years to find a precedent.
Born [Jewish] Robert Zimmerman in 1941, Dylan was the enfant terrible of the New York City folk scene -- a impish trickster who annoyed (and stole from) many of his elders, particularly Dave Van Ronk and Pete Seger.

Dylan [who later converted to Christianity] first broke out in the early 1960s as a part of a growing movement of songwriters who were writing and performing topical material about the Civil Rights Movement and other current events.

Dylan has been labeled a “topical songwriter” since that period, but he spent only a short period writing songs like “When The Ship Comes In” and “The Times They Are A Changin’”... More

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