Posts Tagged ‘Bob Dylan’

  1. William Golding mistook a Bob Dylan puppet for Satan


    March 8, 2017 by AK

    Reviewing John Carey’s biography of William Golding in 2009, Peter Conrad reported: Once, staying at a friend’s house in London, Golding awoke in panic and dismembered a Bob Dylan puppet because he thought it was Satan. Conrad is unimpressed by Carey’s analysis of Golding’s symbolic violence: …it may be that Carey is too sane or …
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  2. It’s poetry all right


    October 15, 2016 by AK

    Consider the following statements. Thelonious Monk was a musician. Bob Dylan is a musician. Technically, (2) as true as (1) as long as a person who makes a living singing songs and playing a musical instrument is a musician. On the other hand, there’s something ridiculous about (2) placed next to (1). Consider, then, these two …
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  3. If Dylan, then Morrissey


    October 13, 2016 by AK

    Some people are asking, “Why not Philip Roth? Why not Leonard Cohen?” Well, for some reason Stockholm doesn’t like Roth. It’s almost as if they had agreed to strike him off the list for good. Cohen is Canadian. Alice Munro used up the quota in 2013. Two Canadians within five years and not a single American …
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