David Hadju, blogging on Bob Dylan for The New Republic:
Dylan … has written “Tomorrow Is a Long Time,” “Visions of Johanna,” “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “Idiot Wind,” and enough other works of fiery imagination to just about justify his progressive canonization. A Nobel Prize seems almost inevitable, if not obligatory, now. Dylan’s output, in its vastness and breadth, is not consistently brilliant; for every ten songs as good as “Boots of Spanish Leather,” there’s one “Wiggle Wiggle.” Still, his body of work, taken as a whole, is clearly deep and rich enough to meet the elastic standards of the Nobel academy.
Ponder, and read the rest of Bob Dylan and the Benevolent Tyranny of Nobel Competition.
- Who deserves a Nobel prize? Open thread (guardian.co.uk)
- Bob Dylan now favourite to take the Nobel prize for literature (guardian.co.uk)
- Dylan Tangled Up in Nobel Prize Speculation (artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Bob Dylan favourite for Nobel Literature Prize (windsorstar.com)
- Weiss: Dylan deserved Nobel in Literature (boston.com)