Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Nobel for music?

As Bob Dylan is tapped for a Nobel Prize in literature – not an unreasonable choice, at least for his song lyrics from the 1960s (e.g., “you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows”) – The New Republic’s Ryu Spaeth wonders why there isn’t a Nobel for music:

Gordon Ball, visiting associate professor of English at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA, writes for The Washington Post that since 1996 he has been writing to the Nobel Prize committee recommending Dylan for the literature prize. As have others: