"Ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more."
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:50pm

Right up there with Faulkner, eh?

  • For Literature, that it...
    • I think you're right....donk, Sat Oct 15 12:31pm
      and the award does open a "can of worms." I heard the prize was based on Dylan's "poetry" of which the music was a part, so, what's the point besides to diminish the Nobel Prize? If I thought... more
    • "Ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more." — SJW, Thu Oct 13 7:50pm
      • In case you didn't notice...Poppet, Thu Oct 13 8:06pm
        ...I offered no opinion on whether I thought the award was deserved or not. ;)
        • A thought drifted into mind and while your post appeared as neutral as humanly possible, it seemed the more suitable of the two available spots.
          • No worries!Poppet, Fri Oct 14 11:01am
            If my response seemed snippy, it's probably because I'm kind of a b itch. =) Sorry...
        • Okay, I'll bite, what is your opinion? (nm)Sia☺giah, Thu Oct 13 8:22pm
          • "Meh," basically.Poppet, Thu Oct 13 11:59pm
            Some of his lyrics are very moving, very indicative, sometimes, of considerable insight. There's no denying their social impact. Nobel-Prize-worthy literature? I'm not sure they clear that high bar.
            • Well, if they were considering him for his impact onSia☺giah, Fri Oct 14 12:10am
              social situations and music, then he might... If they are only considering him for his lyrics alone, sans their influence, I'd say they are hardly Nobel-prize worthy either...
    • Just saw this report on itSia☺giah, Thu Oct 13 7:05pm DYLAN is an extraordinary songwriter and sure, it qualifies as poetry... Even so, I'm surprised too...