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Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Life - - LOOKING BACK -

They gave Bob Dy­lan the No­bel Prize for Lit­er­a­ture, hav­ing fi­nally worked out that one of the gi­ants of our cul­ture since 1962 is as wor­thy of the award as some Mon­go­lian poet whose work is ‘im­por­tant’, but not im­por­tant enough that any­one might want to read it.

The strangely lu­di­crous na­ture of this award was cap­tured by Leonard Co­hen who de­scribed it as “like pin­ning a medal on Mount Ever­est for be­ing the high­est

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