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Monday, April 7, 2008

Bob Dylan Gets a Pulitzer

posted by on April 7 at 19:09 PM

Almost. He got a Special Citation. The Pulitzer Prize in music went to David Lang for “The Little Match Girl Passion,” but Bob Dylan won a Special Citation “for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.”

See the whole list of winners here.

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in other news, japanese writer junichi saga is still waiting for royalty checks for dylan's more-than-liberal use of his work.

Posted by cosby | April 8, 2008 9:10 AM

Was the citation for his Cadillac commercial or his Victoria's Secret commercial?

Posted by john Schork | April 8, 2008 9:54 AM

Dylan's Visions of Johanna is quite possibly my favorite song, at least from a lyrical standpoint. i found out later down the line that he borrowed several lines from William Blake, which actually increased my appreciation of it. as Picasso once said, "bad artists imitate. great artists steal."

Posted by brian cook | April 8, 2008 12:36 PM

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