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I have been thinking about the government. Which reminded me of this song. Except I couldn’t quite remember the title and I pondered that as we drove (very slowly through almost bumper-t0-bumper traffic) the 60 miles from Cape Cod to home. 564 more words


The Nobel week has began - a briefing on Alfred Nobel and the prizes

Alfred Nobel (1833-1896) was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and was part of a well-known family. He descended from O. Rudbeck, the best Swedish technical genius in the 17th century, when Sweden was a great power in northern Europe. 567 more words

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Patti Smith and Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize

This Bob Dylan music video from the USA is called A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall {Live at Town Hall 1963}.

The song has often been interpreted, including by… 740 more words

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Pakistan PM celebrates scientist from minority sect, risking hardliners' fury

Source: The Guardian

By Jon Boone

Nawaz Sharif orders university to name institution after the Nobel-winning physicist Abdus Salam, a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community… 403 more words


Bob Dylan Won't Attend The Nobel Banquet, But He's Still Giving Them A Speech

Bob Dylan won’t be attending the Nobel Prize banquet on December 10 in Stockholm. He’s made that pretty clear from the beginning. But that doesn’t mean he won’t be giving a speech. 354 more words

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The choice of Nobel laureates for literature falls into three main categories:

  1. justly deserved;
  2. surely there were others more deserving, and
  3. incomprehensible and/or bizarre.

Glancing down the list from 2016 back to the first winner, Sully Prudhomme from France – a writer who has certainly not withstood the weathering of time – I would include In the first category: Doris Lessing (2007), J.M. 1,225 more words


Bob Dylan : 30 greatest songs (Daily Telegraph) - part 3 - 20 to 16

Continuing my countdown of the 30 greatest Bob Dylan songs according to the Daily Telegraph, today I am blogging about numbers 20 to 16 in their list. 1,302 more words