October 6, 2011

So Bob Dylan didn't win the Nobel Prize for Literature after all.

It was a false alarm.* Oh! The injustice! They gave it to Tomas Tranströmer, some Swedish guy. Never heard of him. Cool name though, for sure.
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* Or should I say, with Dylanesque redundancy, a phony false alarm.

20 comments:

Sixty Grit said...
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EDH said...

Never heard of him.

Wasn't he the animated choo-choo train on PBS?

Geoff Matthews said...

More Swedish imperialism.

You'll find his books on the shelves in Ikea, not for sale, and not in English.

William said...

Michael Bey's film adaptation of his work was cheap sensationalism. You really have to read his poems in Swedish to understand the beauty and complexity of his oeuvre.

ndspinelli said...

Other notables who have NOT won the Nobel Prize for literature.

Carol "Ditzy" Herman

J

Purple Penquin

Sheepman said...

Dylan started out as a 50 to 1 long shot and quickly moved up to a 5 to 1 favorite. My guess is that someone manipulated the betting odds by leaking false information.

Eight Swedes have now won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Seems to be a bias here.

Shawn L. said...

This smells fishy to me.

When a guy named Tranströmer is involved, there's likely to be more than meets the eye.

Steve Burri said...

It's a disgrace! We are going to Occupy Stockholm until our demands are met!

LarryK said...

My thoughts exactly when I heard the name - he sounds like a sci fi superhero. Evidently he's been kind of a big deal in the poetry world for a long time...

David said...

Dylan? I have a cool Christmas album from some guy named Dylan.

edutcher said...

Hope springs eternal in the Althouse breast.

But that's Meade's province.

phx said...
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Kensington said...

Woah, they gave it to a transformer!?!

Cool!

Jim said...

They should have given it to Dylan, though.

Dylan is to Literature

As

Obama is to Peace.

Gore is to Peace.

They've done worse, in other words.

Maguro said...

It's a travesty that they chose this guy over Optimus Prime. I'm fucking outraged.

Ambrose said...

New Dylan song:

The odds were in my favor
I really should have won
But I didn't get the Nobel Prize
They gave it to some Swedish poet
From the 20th century
His poems don't even rhyme
Oh, the heartbreak...

Cedarford said...

They could have given it to Bell, the critical race storyteller. Liberals would have been happy, and the rest of the world would have been free to ignore Bell, as they ignore most of the Nobel Prize in Literature winners.

Alas, Bell is dead. No longer is that an option!

Clyde said...

"Tranströmer Man. Tranströmer Man.

"Sooner or later, you'll have to see
"The cause and effect.
"So many things still left to do,
"And we haven't made it yet..."

-- "Transformer Man," Neil Young

Clyde said...
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Clyde said...

Transformer Man