Re: Bob Dylan Nobel Speech
A quick look at some of Dylan's genius theft is at http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... s-20110511
In his Nobel Speech, Dylan's discussion of Moby Dick reminded me of When the Ship Comes In. All Quiet on the Western Front made me think of Masters of War, and It's Alright Ma. The Odyssey reminded me of Mr Tambourine Man.
For him to take these wonderful iconic influences and share their great depths with a popular audience through his Nobel speech is a really sublime thing that will ripple out through the world, showing the inspired thinking that caused the Swedes to give the highest literature prize to this mere songwriter.