"Bob Dylan I love you, but I wish it was Leonard Cohen"

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Dem
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"Bob Dylan I love you, but I wish it was Leonard Cohen"

Postby Dem » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:29 am

I find that the above phrase by Greek journalist Despina Trivoli
summarizes succinctly my feelings about the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Although I recognize that Dylan's cultural impact
is greater than Cohen's.
He is Pablo Picasso while Leonard is Henry Matisse.

But then again I always prefered Matisse to Picasso.

Dem
Athens 2008, Prague 2009, Paris 2012
lightgetsin
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Re: "Bob Dylan I love you, but I wish it was Leonard Cohen"

Postby lightgetsin » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:55 am

I have to say that I agree with you. Leonard has the edge.
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Re: "Bob Dylan I love you, but I wish it was Leonard Cohen"

Postby JudasPriest » Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:30 am

It had to the Bobster over anybody but I'd have no qualms with Leonard winning the award at some later date although to be honest, can't see it being in his lifetime. I doubt they'll return to songwriters for a while.
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Re: "Bob Dylan I love you, but I wish it was Leonard Cohen"

Postby sebmelmoth2003 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:23 pm

they could confute expectations and award it next year to leonard as POET, writer and songwriter.

why not?
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Andrew (Darby)
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Re: "Bob Dylan I love you, but I wish it was Leonard Cohen"

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:20 pm

Dem, these two articles support your sentiments re this prize:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-11/l ... an/8019214

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-16/c ... ys/8030614

Cheers,
Andrew D.
'I cannot give the reasons
I only sing the tunes
The sadness of the seasons
The madness of the moons'
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