Posts Tagged ‘Nobel prize’

  1. La bontà in trionfo


    October 6, 2017 by AK

    Kazuo Ishiguro’s fiction gets reviewed in literary journals, awarded literary prizes and included in Top 100 Best Novels lists. It means that – after Alexievich (documentary non-fiction) and Dylan (song lyrics) – we’re back to the world of novels and short stories, with an occasional drop of poetry. A more interesting phenomenon than the Nobel …
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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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