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Nice to see Bob Dylan getting the Nobel Prize for Literature – it shows that you don’t have to be academically acceptable to win it. One of the people he beat to the Prize was Salman Rushdie, who is eminently academically acceptable but possibly... if it hadn’t been for the Fatwa and years of personal bodyguards (at tax payers’ expense, I seem to recall) I think he might well have sunk without trace. It was billed as “part one of an epic and unmissable seven part family saga”. God only knows what happened to parts 2 to 7 – I’ve never seen them anywhere, which is no surprise: the first book is without a shadow of a doubt the worst book I have EVER read. Apart from how badly written and turgid and humourless it was I remember nothing about plot or character (I think one of the characters rose to fame playing football for Notts County or someone, but I may have imagined that bit…. I spent the best of part of a year reading the thing, out of sheer bloody-mindedness and a determination not to be beaten, and then, exhausted, passed it over to the second-hand book stall at the local church summer fete. Priced at 10p, it was still languishing, unsold and dusty, at the last fete day I went to, perhaps 8 years later. So the fact that a songwriter and musician has won this years’ Nobel is refreshing and a bow to popular culture rather than Academia, and this is no bad thing. Without a doubt, Bob is a fine and inventive songwriter, but whether songwriting should be considered “literature” is an open question. Judged on sales and influence over a generation, then possibly – and no-one could seriously question Dylan’s output or appeal over the last 50 years. He knocks Rushdie and the other contenders this year out of the ball-park in that respect. People will be singing along with Like A Rolling Stone or Lay, Lady, Lay long after our Salman has been forgotten, in my view. Some poet (who needless to say I’ve never heard of and whose name I have immediately forgotten) was particularly critical, and described Dylan’s lyrics as childish, poorly written and lacking in rhyme and rhythm. Probably overlooked for the Nobel……. The early stuff, maybe, when he was learning his trade (the same as all of us). Poorly written. Lacking rhyme and rhythm. Possibly, but they are songs, so perhaps the rhyming bit doesn’t matter as much as it does in poetry (and since when did say e. e. cummings bother about that. Great poet, but still trying to figure out upper case letters, never mind rhymes and metre). Source: Around The World in 80 Expense Claims
Inferno: Tom Hanks (“Sully”) reprises the role of heroic Harvard professor Robert Langdon for the third in a series of movies based on the popular novels by “DaVinci Code” author Dan Brown. This time, Langdon awakens in Italy with amnesia and must work
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