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Literature Nobel prize goes to...
« on: October 13, 2016, 02:29:37 PM »
LONDON — The singer and songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” in the words of the Swedish Academy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/14/arts/music/bob-dylan-nobel-prize-literature.html?

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Re: Literature Nobel prize goes to...
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2016, 02:38:56 PM »
Love this sentence...  :lol:
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stuck inside his website with the Nobel blues again.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/oct/21/bob-dylan-unacknowledges-nobel-prize-literature-win-removed-website

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/oct/22/bob-dylan-criticised-as-impolite-and-arrogant-by-nobel-academy-member
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The US singer-songwriter has not responded to repeated phone calls from the Swedish Academy, nor reacted in any way in public to the news.
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Re: Literature Nobel prize goes to...
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2016, 02:10:53 PM »
https://therecoup.com/2016/10/24/bob-dylan-refuses-to-answer-nobel-prize-judges-good-on-ya-bob/
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Wait a second. A panel of anonymous faceless arbiters decides to award Bob Dylan a Prize for something he never put in for the first place. How the FUCK is it “impolite and arrogant” not to respond to the panel’s telephone calls? Surely, if there is any impoliteness or arrogance present then it is on the part of the panel members, expecting – nay, demanding – that a world-famous, internationally-loved musician and poet respond to their fawning entreaties?

So, good on ya Bob. Showing some of the spirit and independence of action that doubtless many of your fans so loved about you in the first place. A shame so many of your fans do not cherish the same values.
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Re: Literature Nobel prize goes to...
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2016, 05:54:52 PM »
No author gets asked for this type of thing, it doesn't work this way. Kind of unfair form of criticism, if you ask me. :~

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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2016, 09:36:14 AM »
Well if you look back in time, there were "fans" booing when he turned to the electric guitar, later they celebrated how he invented "folk rock".

He has accepted other awards, maybe he doesn't want one associated with the inventor of dynamite.

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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2016, 02:54:28 PM »
He doesn't deserve it. Aren't there Grammys for awarding reaaaally good songwriters?

(But of course, I'm thinking about the 50's, when most akcnoledgement organizations were not as devaluated as they are today, I guess the same has happened with the World Peace Novel.... Obama? seriously? The president who's finished with NO war whatsoever?  :yao:  )
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Re: Literature Nobel prize goes to...
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2016, 10:31:14 PM »
was Trixi not eligible?
Is Trixi still alive?

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Re: Literature Nobel prize goes to...
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2016, 09:08:31 AM »
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A couple weeks ago the esteemed Nobel Prize committee announced they were awarding Dylan the prize for literature, a decision let’s remember, that he had nothing to do with. Artists don’t nominate themselves, nor are they made aware of nominations. Actually, there’s a 50 year seal on the whole nomination process. (I hope a reporter in 50 years breaks a story on who nominated Dylan, it’ll probably still be relevant.) So far, Dylan has not responded to or acknowledge the prize or the committee who awarded it in any way.

While I wholeheartedly agree with the estimation that Dylan’s lyrics have expanded the palette and imagination of American literature — he almost singlehandedly brought literary impulse into the songwriting process — I don’t think the Swedish committee were very thorough in their investigation of Dylan’s hierarchy of values if they assumed he would play by their rules. He probably won’t.

Throughout his life, Dylan has refused to comply with what has been expected of him. It’s never been out of rudeness, it seems he’s just been sure of what he does and doesn’t want from a very young age. His parents, who were both second generation Americans, surely expected him to stick around their small tight-knit Jewish community in Minnesota. Instead, he moved to Minneapolis to attend University of Minnesota for only a year, dropped out, and moved to New York to do things like visit an ailing Woody Guthrie. ...
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Read more at
http://uproxx.com/music/bob-dylan-nobel-prize-backlash/
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Re: Literature Nobel prize goes to...
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2016, 11:45:15 AM »
It left him speechless.  ;)
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bob-dylan-the-nobel-prize-left-me-speechless-w447406

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Speaking to The Telegraph in his first interview since the Swedish Academy announced Dylan would be the recipient of their literature prize, the singer-songwriter added that he "absolutely" plans on attending the December 10th Nobel gala in Stockholm "if it's at all possible."

As for Dylan's "impolite and arrogant" lack of response about the prize and the Swedish Academy's fruitless efforts to get in touch with the singer since the award was announced, Dylan quipped simply, "Well, I'm right here."

In a separate announcement Friday, the Nobel Foundation revealed that they did finally get in contact with Dylan about the prize. "The news about the Nobel Prize left me speechless," Dylan told the Swedish Academy. "I appreciate the honor so much." Dylan added, "If I accept the prize? Of course."
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Re: Literature Nobel prize goes to...
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2016, 12:15:39 PM »
Good to hear that! :D

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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2016, 11:19:05 AM »
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bob-dylan-to-provide-nobel-speech-patti-smith-to-perform-w453745

Bob Dylan, this year's Nobel Prize in Literature honoree, will not attend the December 10th gala in Stockholm, but his music will still be performed. On Monday, Nobel organizers announced that Rock Hall singer-songwriter Patti Smith, who was previously set to perform her own song, will cover Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" at the ceremony.

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Re: Literature Nobel prize goes to...
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2016, 02:35:04 PM »
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/patti-smith-covers-bob-dylans-hard-rain-at-nobel-ceremony-w455069

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/read-bob-dylans-nobel-prize-in-literature-banquet-speech-w455059
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Being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature is something I never could have imagined or seen coming. From an early age, I've been familiar with and reading and absorbing the works of those who were deemed worthy of such a distinction: Kipling, Shaw, Thomas Mann, Pearl Buck, Albert Camus, Hemingway. These giants of literature whose works are taught in the schoolroom, housed in libraries around the world and spoken of in reverent tones have always made a deep impression. That I now join the names on such a list is truly beyond words.

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Re: Literature Nobel prize goes to...
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2017, 10:58:56 AM »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39429032

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Bob Dylan will finally accept his Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm this weekend, the academy has announced.

The academy said it would meet Dylan, 75, in private in the Swedish capital, where he is giving two concerts.

"The Academy will then hand over Dylan's Nobel diploma and the Nobel medal, and congratulate him on the Nobel Prize in Literature.

"The setting will be small and intimate, and no media will be present; only Bob Dylan and members of the Academy will attend, all according to Dylan's wishes."

Also, in other news, he has a new (triple) album out...

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Bob Dylan’s First Three-Disc Album — Triplicate — Set For March 31 Release

Each disc to be presented in a thematically-arranged 10-song sequence, illuminating compositions from great American songwriters interpreted by Dylan through his artistry as a vocalist, arranger and bandleader.
https://bobdylan.com/news/bob-dylans-first-three-disc-album-triplicate-set-for-march-31-release/

And another thing I found is this Q&A, I like a lot of the answers Dylan gives here:
https://www.bobdylan.com/news/qa-with-bill-flanagan/
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2017, 09:02:05 AM »
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Bob Dylan opines in Nobel Prize lecture: ‘If a song moves you, that’s all that’s important’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/06/06/bob-dylan-opines-in-nobel-prize-lecture-if-a-song-moves-you-thats-all-thats-important/
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Re: Literature Nobel prize goes to...
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2017, 04:05:13 PM »
I saw someone claimed he plagiarised his speech? :chan: