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'He's a historical magician': Two professors on why Bob Dylan deserves the Nobel Prize

Princeton University professor Sean Wilentz has never had any trouble seeing Bob Dylan as a crucial literary figure. “He’s a historical magician — a writer who’s capable of creating this zone where it’s 1935 and 1835 and right now and tomorrow,” said Wilentz. “That’s his genius.” But the author...
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US Politics / Conservative : NRO: The Corner

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