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Why Bob Dylan Deserves a Nobel Prize in Literature

Though the logic of the Nobel committee is pretty easy to glean when it comes to the sciences, in other, less-defined categories, it surprises on a fairly regular basis. 
Dylan on stage, 2012 (FRED TANNEAU)

On October 13, 2016 Bob Dylan was awarded a Nobel prize for Literature and the reaction was decidedly mixed.


Apparently, embarrassing dad who responds to your hip-hop records by telling you Dylan was the *real* poet runs the Nobel committee.

— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) October 13, 2016

Though the logic of the Nobel committee is pretty easy to glean when it comes to the sciences, in other, less-defined categories, it surprises on a fairly regular basis. Remember Barack Obama’s hey-I-just-got-elected Peace prize? In Dylan’s case, one cheeky Twitter user suggests we only have a look at the committee to understand what happened this time.

Bob Dylan’s win makes a lot more sense when you see this photo of the Nobel Committee. pic.twitter.com/OmJK86lmkJ

— ethereal chill (@ethanchiel) October 13, 2016


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