He’s a music star, but Mr. Dylan has always placed himself on the literary continuum, and the Nobel committee has finally rewarded him for that bold move.
In 1920, Rudyard Kipling (Nobel Prize in Literature 1907), published The Conundrum of the Workshops. This poem about review culture features the Devil as “first, most dread” critic who responds to human creative outputs with: “it’s ...
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Our music and book critics talk about Dylan the musician and Dylan the writer.
The Nobel Prize award only confirms what has long been sensed: that Mr. Dylan is among the most authentic voices the nation has ever produced.