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Bob Dylan as Nobel laureate

As discussed yesterday -- hey, it takes a while for the reality of this to sink in -- they named... Bob Dylan this year's Nobel laureate. A few more observations now that it's (very slowly...) sinking in: - I think the selection was a misstep for the Swedish Academy. They've made some... unusual choices before -- but these have tended to be of the relatively obscure literary kind, say a Dario Fo or Elfriede Jelinek: only a very limited audience really has sufficient familiarity with their work to even hold an opinion as to whether or not the choice was good.
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