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Poets and others on Dylan, 2016 Nobel Prize laureate in literature

Last week, Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature. Some heralded the selection, others expressed disappointment for a variety of reasons (others were more deserving, Dylan's not a real poet being the two biggest). Here are some reactions from around the internet.

Leonard Cohen:

To me, [the Nobel win] is like pinning a medal on Mount Everest for being the highest mountain.


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