So Bob Dylan gets a Nobel. For what? He's a song and dance man, he said it himself.
Well, they gave one to Obama for Peace, too. Having done nothing much at the time, whatever you might think of what he did subsequently. (Cough. Drones. Cough.)
Yeah, and they gave Best New Artist to the Starland Vocal Band in 1977.
I love Bob, as a (sometimes controversial) song and dance man. And as a sometimes philosopher: "He who is not busy being born is busy dying." As prodigious, inventive, peculiarly talented. I am a big fan of his... music. And lyrics. But he doesn't deserve a Nobel in Literature any more than the Beatles.
I read the comments of the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary and find them not only unconvincing, but near meaningless.
What we have here is some old Europeans trying to be (or seem to be) hip. Sad!
Bob really shouldn't indulge them. It isn't seemly.
Or are they just making fun of us?