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Post  eddie on Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:25 pm

Bob Dylan now favourite to take the Nobel prize for literature

Odds on Dylan running away with the Nobel prize for literature tomorrow tumble from 100/1 to 5/1


Bob Dylan: good with music; great with words. But the next Nobel prize for literature winner ... ? Photograph: Harry Scott/Redferns

Sizzling-hot Nobel update! We reported yesterday that a late surge in betting on this year's Nobel prize for literature had seen the odds on Bob Dylan tumbling from 100/1 to 10/1 over 24 hours, making him fourth-favourite to take the prize. Well, it didn't end there: Ladbrokes have just issued a press release saying that Dylan is now installed as the firm favourite, after 80% of bets taken in the last 12 hours were placed on the singer-songwriter. Odds on him are now 5/1, ahead of Adonis (6/1), Haruki Murakami (8/1) and Tomas Transtromer (10/1).

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: "Everything now points to Dylan taking the prize. At first we had him down as a rank outsider but the committee have been known to spring a shock and punters the world over feel Dylan will be the beneficiary."

Can it really be? I still can't credit it, to be honest. I love Dylan as much as the next person whose father played him incessantly during the car journeys of their youth, but in a field that also includes Amos Oz (25/1), Les Murray (16/1) and Thomas Pynchon (20/1) can he truly be considered, as Alfred Nobel specified when he endowed the prize, "the person who ... produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction"?

In a word, no. But - inexplicably! - I'm not on the Nobel committee this year, so who I am to say? We'll be blogging the announcement tomorrow - tune in to see whether or not I have to eat my words.

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:04 am

For literature??? Am I missing something confused

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Post  felix on Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:13 am

Erm ... little Tommy Transformer received the Nobel wotsit over a week ago geek

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/oct/06/nobel-prize-literature-tomas-transtromer?newsfeed=true

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:40 am

felix wrote:Erm ... little Tommy Transformer received the Nobel wotsit over a week ago geek

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/oct/06/nobel-prize-literature-tomas-transtromer?newsfeed=true

Ha, yes I heard that. I thought Eddie's post related to some other award for literature. Embarassed

Anyway, whoever nominated Bob needs a kick up the arse.

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Post  eddie on Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:56 am

felix wrote:Erm ... little Tommy Transformer received the Nobel wotsit over a week ago geek

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/oct/06/nobel-prize-literature-tomas-transtromer?newsfeed=true

Oh dear, I've posted a week-old article. How embarrassing. Embarassed Embarassed

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Post  eddie on Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:58 am

Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:whoever nominated Bob needs a kick up the arse.

I dunno though, he DID rhyme "reckless" with "necklace" in Isis. That was pretty impressive.

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Post  felix on Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:13 am

eddie wrote:
Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:whoever nominated Bob needs a kick up the arse.

I dunno though, he DID rhyme "reckless" with "necklace" in Isis. That was pretty impressive.
"feckless" would've clinched it ...

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:04 am

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Have a bunch of kids that call me Pa.

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Post  eddie on Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:14 am

Remind me what he rhymed with "Buenos Aries". Was it "January"? I think Claudette used to have it as her signature.

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:27 am

I always liked "That light I never knowed" to rhyme with road jocolor

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:32 am

eddie wrote:Remind me what he rhymed with "Buenos Aries". Was it "January"? I think Claudette used to have it as her signature.

Yes, from Groom's still waiting at the altar

"What can I say about Claudette? Ain't seen her since January"

"She could be respectably married or running a whorehouse in Buenos Aires"

Shocked

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Post  eddie on Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:35 am

Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:I always liked "That light I never knowed" to rhyme with road jocolor

Been singing this a lot recently. The "treacherous young witch" infatuation is not working out. I find:

When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
Look out your window and I'll be gone

...especially comforting, although strictly speaking it doesn't rhyme.


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Post  eddie on Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:37 am

"Juiced in it"/"Used to it" from Like a Rolling Stone must be up there with the best.

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:10 am

eddie wrote:
Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:I always liked "That light I never knowed" to rhyme with road jocolor

Been singing this a lot recently. The "treacherous young witch" infatuation is not working out. I find:

When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
Look out your window and I'll be gone

...especially comforting, although strictly speaking it doesn't rhyme.

If you sing gone in an American accent i.e. gawn, it does. Cool

So what have you tried doing to persuade the young witch that you are a bit of a catch? I love you


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Post  eddie on Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:35 am

Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:So what have you tried doing to persuade the young witch that you are a bit of a catch? I love you

Written her a poem.
Shown her my book.
Gave her a copy of "The Witches' Bible" (*)

(*) Do you think this might have been a mistake?

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:35 am

eddie wrote:
Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:So what have you tried doing to persuade the young witch that you are a bit of a catch? I love you

Written her a poem.
Shown her my book.
Gave her a copy of "The Witches' Bible" (*)

(*) Do you think this might have been a mistake?

(*) Yes !!

Did you give her the poem that you posted here?

What did she think of your book?

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Post  eddie on Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:03 am

Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:
eddie wrote:(*) Do you think this might have been a mistake?

(*) Yes !!

Did you give her the poem that you posted here?

What did she think of your book?

(*) Oh well, I must have a warped sense of humour.

Yes, I think she liked it.

She's only seen a copy of the book as an appealingly typed-and-illustrated physical object; she hasn't read it. (Hardly anyone has because it's not finished yet- getting there, though.) If it's ever published, I might suddenly become a windswept and interesting author, rather than a balding middle-aged railwayman.


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Post  Guest on Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:31 am

eddie wrote:If it's ever published, I might suddently become a windswept and interesting author, rather than a balding middle-aged railwayman.

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Post  Guest on Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:36 pm

eddie wrote:(*) Oh well, I must have a warped sense of humour.
If she doesn't like it she can give it to me... I'm no witch though Sad

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:46 pm

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2011 was awarded to Tomas Tranströmer "because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality."

But nobody ever said life was fair. bounce

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:24 pm

Yasser Arafat won a Nobel Peace prize. Suspect

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“Leonard Cohen On Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize: “It’s like pinning a medal on Mount Everest for being the highest mountain””

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