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Bob Dylan has been nominated several times but has still not been rewarded with the Nobel Prize for Literature...while Rabindranath Tagorerecieved one for his songs. Is it right to ignore poetry and songs as an ignoble part of literature ?

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Asked by prasoon, 23 Oct '09 03:09 pm
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Perhaps there's CORRUPTION in the NOBEL PEACE committee as well. Look at Barrack Obama what has he done so far to be awarded the Prize, being in office just nine months ago.
Answered by John Mascarenhas, 24 Oct '09 03:00 pm

 
  
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Bob Dylan is a master in music and composition, which I suppose is also a part of the highest literary, artistic and culturally superior activity. He's a genius and an artist in his own right. But why regret ! When so many of the real peace crusaders could be ignored to select Barrack Obama, then the criteria for selection is itself under question .
Answered by sumita bhadrachaudhari, 23 Oct '09 08:00 pm

 
  
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Better late than never --take the example of mr. amrtya sen .
Answered by HARIJIBAN BANERJEE, 23 Oct '09 03:11 pm

 
  
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Nobel Prize is not the only yardstick to recognise. If that was the case, Mahatma Gandhi has no recognition if you talk about peace. But it also true that some people are more lucky than others.
Answered by Lucky, 23 Oct '09 03:11 pm

 
  
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I am a fan of Bob Dylan's music and songs but I don't think it is fair to put him in the same league as Rabindranath Tagore. There is a lot of difference in writing serious poetry and lyrics for rock songs. Dylan himself said that he just wrote what came to his mind and his songs did not have deeper, philosophical meaning which many people ascribed to them. Maybe they can have a new genre of Nobel prize for best lyrics writer and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd and Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits could stand a chance at winning it too.
Answered by blue ocean, 24 Oct '09 07:52 pm

 
  
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To start with I do not agree with your comparison of Tagore with Dylan. I have high regards for Bob Dylan - but he is nowhere near Tagore. Please remeber Bob Dylan was considered to be an anti-establishment person and such persons are normally denied their right dues during their lifetime.
Answered by Sankar Mitra, 24 Oct '09 05:27 pm

 
  
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