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Dan: I’m afraid not as avant-garde as you. Call me unsophisticated, but isn’t Bob Dylan a songwriter? To my mind, the achievement of a great song is that words and music are seamlessly integrated, and you’d ruin the thing if you separated one from the other. But it seems like that is precisely what the Swedish Academy has done — in order to turn Dylan into a “poet” along the lines of Eliot or Milosz or one of the others they’ve honored.
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