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  1. SubscriberPonderable
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    13 Oct '16 11:43
    Who would have thought that?
  2. Gothenburg
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    13 Oct '16 12:222 edits
    Strange choice I was going to say... I need to read his lyrics thoroughly to try to understand his works better before I make up my mind.
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    Must have an album coming out
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    Guess robbie's favourite.
  5. Subscribersonhouse
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    13 Oct '16 13:36
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Must have an album coming out
    It was for his life work, changing the face of American folklore, his poetry viewed as powerful, songs like 'blowin in the wind' 'hard rain's a-gonna fall' 'masters of war' and more, not how he sang which a lot of people hate but the contents of his songs viewed as poetry.

    He changed the course of American folk music.

    But still, you could have knocked me over with a feather reading the news.

    So that adds to his Oscar and firmly fixes his place in history.

    This is a big deal.
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    Sometimes alibi choices are the best.
  7. Mar-a-Lago
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    14 Oct '16 07:14
    Originally posted by Captain Strange
    Guess robbie's favourite.
    All Along the Watchtower
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  9. SubscriberPonderable
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    17 Oct '16 13:16
    In fact I think the literature Nobel is the most difficult to Award. A lot depends to be able to read the original language. And for most languages there is probably no expert on the committee.
    However the Nobel rule (done most for world peace) might imply that a literally work should have some broad Distribution.
  10. Gothenburg
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    17 Oct '16 13:282 edits
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    In fact I think the literature Nobel is the most difficult to Award. A lot depends to be able to read the original language. And for most languages there is probably no expert on the committee.
    However the Nobel rule (done most for world peace) might imply that a literally work should have some broad Distribution.
    No, the writers/poets who win the Nobel Prize in literature are not awarded for broad distribution of their work - there are other literary motivations.

    http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/prize_awarder/

    http://www.nobelprize.org/nomination/literature/index.html
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    17 Oct '16 14:472 edits
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Who would have thought that?
    His music is so terrible they probably felt sorry for him.

    I can't figure it out. Usually the Nobel group makes great choices like Obama for the Nobel Peace Prize.
  12. Subscribersonhouse
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    17 Oct '16 16:47
    Originally posted by whodey
    His music is so terrible they probably felt sorry for him.

    I can't figure it out. Usually the Nobel group makes great choices like Obama for the Nobel Peace Prize.
    I imagine you could do SO much better, eh. It's easy to criticize isn't it. Not so easy to do what he did though. I gather the words meant nothing to you.

    You do realize they did not award the Nobel prize for his singing ability, right?
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    17 Oct '16 16:532 edits
    Originally posted by whodey
    His music is so terrible they probably felt sorry for him.

    I can't figure it out. Usually the Nobel group makes great choices like Obama for the Nobel Peace Prize.
    Here is the procedure:

    http://www.nobelprize.org/nomination/peace/process.html

    Same procedure in Sweden for the other prizes.

    I quote: The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 is awarded to Bob Dylan
    “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.
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    17 Oct '16 18:29
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I imagine you could do SO much better, eh. It's easy to criticize isn't it. Not so easy to do what he did though. I gather the words meant nothing to you.

    You do realize they did not award the Nobel prize for his singing ability, right?
    To be fair, I could never understand any of the lyrics, so........
  15. Subscribersonhouse
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    17 Oct '16 18:46
    Originally posted by whodey
    To be fair, I could never understand any of the lyrics, so........
    You mean like 'how many cannon balls must fly before they're forever banned', that kind of thing, totally can't understand, eh.
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