Wednesday, October 26, 2016

An Indian Bob Dylan?


In a Guardian article Amit Chaudhuri argues that Bob Dylan is not the first songwriter to win the Nobel Prize for literature and makes the case for the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore who won the Nobel Prize in 1913. In support of Amit Chaudhuri I would cite Alexander von Zemlinsky's neo-Mahlerian Lyric Symphony which sets Tagore's The Gardener, and Jonathan Harvey's Song Offerings which sets the sensuous Gitanjali

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1 comment:

Pliable said...

The text of the presentation speech for the 1913 Nobel Prize to Rabindranath Tagore is a reminder of how the Nobel Prize is an establishment tool, a status that was confirmed by the award of the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama. Perhaps Bob Dylan s right to have nothing to do with it...

https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1913/press.html