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Dissecting the Dylan Nobel controversy

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Dylan's Nobel Prize in Literature has been variously described as an inspired choice, a thoughtless slight to real writers or simply a reflection of the age, gender and ethnicity of the judges.

Bob Dylan's Noble Prize in Literature has been nothing if not controversial. It is generally considered the first time the award has been given to a songwriter – though the work of Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore crossed the boundaries with song.  Dylan is certainly not a novelist, playwright or poet (unless song lyrics are considered poetry) but then neither was Winston Churchill, who received the award for his historical works.


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