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Jun 5 2017, 09:33 PM
I'd just say, this is what you get when you make this kind of decision: it brings the whole prize into disrepute.

And anybody who says this isn't a clear case of plagiarism is kidding themselves. Any of my students would be failing if they submitted that to me.

Longtime Dylan fan and George Washington University English professor Dan Moshenberg told me no alarm bells went off for him while reviewing the passages

Moshenberg should be ashamed of himself.

As should Dylan. When you look at some of the brilliant past Nobel lectures, his is an embarrassment. He should have had the guts and grace to refuse the prize. As if he needs the money.

From the comments:

This is a great article, I would like to add that a Swedish literature reviewer Erika Hallhagen writes in "Svenska Dagbladet" (June 5 2017) on Dylan's Nobel lecture in an article: "Is this a joke, Bob Dylan?", she says that his lecture resembles a high-school essay. So she was closer to the thuth than she imagined. And of course all the idiots of the land criticized her for not being able to understand how brilliant the lecture really was.
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