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Thu Oct 13, 2016, 08:07 PM

 

A great champion of the "every-person", Bob Dylan, wins the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Very well deserved. Thanks to Bob for so many decades of great poetic music across the genres.

Bob has created well over 500 songs and has won about every award there is: Grammys, Hall of Fame, Oscar, Kennedy Center, Medal of Freedom, and now the Nobel Prize.

Dylan, a middle class kid out of northern Minnesota, will go down as one of the greatest American poet musicians.

He has earned it. Rock on Bob!

(Sorry, I actually meant to put this in the General Discussion forum. However, I know Dylan was an Obama fan in 2008 and Obama awarded him the Medal of Freedom a few years back. I am sure he is NOT a Trump fan.)

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Reply A great champion of the "every-person", Bob Dylan, wins the Nobel Prize for Literature. (Original post)
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madaboutharry Oct 2016 #1
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Thu Oct 13, 2016, 08:15 PM

1. Dylan wasn't a working class kid.

He grew up in a middle class Jewish family. His father owned a hardware store. Allan Ginsburg wrote that Bob Dylan's mother was a chicken soup Yiddisha mama. Dylan has even said his parents spoiled him.

It is wonderful that he has been given this honor. It is so well deserved.

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Thu Oct 13, 2016, 08:18 PM

3. The owner of a hardware store usually isn't rich. But ok, middle class.

 

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Response to RBInMaine (Original post)

Thu Oct 13, 2016, 08:17 PM

2. I agree.

He entire body of work is astounding & beautiful.

I love that the last American to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature was Toni Morrison.

Two great writers who address morality and spirituality in an often cruel and beautiful world.

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