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Nobel academy member slams 'arrogant' Dylan


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Dylan rocks...

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Granted though, it would be more manly if he politely refused.

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What do they think made him so great? Like rollin' stone... But I do agree, a simple "No, thank you. I think of myself more as a song and dance man, y'know?

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The arrogance would seem to be coming from these Nobel folks who think that just because they unilaterally give someone an award that that person is obliged to give a about it.

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"Granted though, it would be more manly if he politely refused."

I think civil is the right word. Just give an answer.

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Tom Waits has never been on the cover of an American edition of Rolling Stone. And it goes south from there. Look up Bob Dylan's Iron gate work. It's amazing.

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It's impolite and arrogant to announce to the world that someone has won an award without gauging their feelings about it first. It's like saying they don't have a choice, and you don't care that they don't.

Jean Paul Sartre had this honour bestowed on him in the 1960s. When informed by a newspaper that he was likely to be chosen, he wrote to the Swedish Academy explaining why he would decline it. As they had already made their (as yet unannounced) decision, they kept to it, so he was the Nobel laureate that year, but did not accept the award.

Dylan could have handled this better, perhaps, but I don't think it's fair to tag him as arrogant.

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Only one academy member said this...

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But I think the reply can be found on the 1963 release of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind...

The answer is blowin' in the wind.

There you go everyone happy now..... Out of the three, Syrian poet Adonis has better communication skills.

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Like Paul Simon put it 50 years ago, “The thing Dylan has going for him is his mystique.”

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But something is happening here and you don't know what it is Do you, Mr. Jones?

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In his song blowing in the wind Dylan asks ' how many times can a man turn his head pretending that he just doesn't see' and for you asking questions, he's got the answer right there. Ohh the answer my friends is blowing in the wind ..the answe is blowing in the wind'. There!!! Now you know.

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