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    Award Nobel Prize in Literature 2016

    The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 has been awarded to Bob Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

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    What the hell is this

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    Is this a nightmare? This is just incredibly idiotic.

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    I'm in shock. I cannot believe it.
    My Website - book reviews and literary essays.

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    What the hell ???

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    All the speculation and expectation for this???

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    Well guys, most of you claimed you wanted to be surprised.

    There you go!

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    So an American "poet." So those Facebook posts were sort of pointing in the right direction.

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    Could this be interpreted as a f''fuck you'' to the north american politics?

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    LOLZ

    You can't say that the Swedish Academy didn't give any clues that it was going to award an American poet.

    Won't comment on whether this is good or bad, but I got to take my hat off to some top notch trolling from the Academy. It seems they take the prize about as seriously as its detractors do.

    Poor little snobbish "world literature" nerds didn't get the obscure novelist they wanted to go and seek out translations. Boohoo.

    LOLZ

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    Pathetic, SA trying to be hip. Now we know the reason for delay. Must be some fuming members on that committee.

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    At least I can be proud that I've translated a book by a Nobel prizewinner now (to Latvian). I'm a huge fan of his work, but I have mixed feelings of the prize in literature going to a songwriter. I don't think his lyrics work outside of music all that well, but his Chronicles is a great book on the other hand.

    Edit: actually I think I agree with Vazquez - it's a great snub/trolling/whatever.

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    It must be a joke. I can't believe it. So they want to redefine literature? Outrageous!! Blasphemous, oh I'm shocked to my bones.

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    Small wonder this particular pick threw the Academy into disarray for a further week. But good on whoever championed Dylan to push this through. So much better (and funnier) than awarding the same old worthy, middlebrow oppression pr0n by exiles/expats.

    Although it must be said that, in attempting to acknowledge popular music as "art", the Academy must be what, 50 years late?

    Next stop: awarding a vlogger.

    LOLZ
    Last edited by Corswandt; 13-Oct-2016 at 12:18.

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    The times are a'changing if a songwriter can win...

    I'm a fan of his music, but I don't know about giving him the Nobel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vazquez View Post
    I think he is superior to Adonis or Ko Un, in fact...
    I can see how "confused" you are

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    So which vlogger is going to win next year?

    TROLOLOLOLOLOL

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    pewdiepie maybe?

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    I'm mostly surprised because I didn't think they had the balls. Well, they've certainly earned my admiration with this choice.

    Besides, you could trace poetry and songwriting to the same literary source...

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    Here is the future for the Nobel Prize in literature under Sara Danius' tenure:

    2017: A translator
    2018: That woman who wrote Harry Potter
    2019: A YouTuber
    2020: A member of WLF for his incredible, speculative yet poetic posts regarding the Nobel

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