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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

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    What Bob Dylan Does Isn’t Literature

    By kyle | June 13, 2017

    Dylan finally released his Nobel lecture. I think he’s tacitly acknowledging that though his work is informed by the literary tradition, it’s adjacent to it, not part of it. More here.

    Topics: Movies | 3 Comments »

    3 Responses to “What Bob Dylan Does Isn’t Literature”

    1. Sherm Says:
      June 18th, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Yes K, we don’t need a weatherman to tell us which way the wind blows in Stockholm. Just look at the Nobel list over the past few decades. Rumors are that Ted Geisel is a nominee for next year.

    2. Jordy Says:
      June 20th, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      he got stupid when he stoped being a jew

    3. Don Reed Says:
      June 23rd, 2017 at 12:48 am

      The man is senile and the prize has been discredited. My condolences for having to deal with this dusty stuff.