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Bear of a Winter

by M.G. Siegler


"Are my songs literature?"

Here's Bob Dylan talking about Shakespeare, from his speech accepting the Noble Prize:

His creative vision and ambitions were no doubt at the forefront of his mind, but there were also more mundane matters to consider and deal with. “Is the financing in place?” “Are there enough good seats for my patrons?” “Where am I going to get a human skull?” I would bet that the farthest thing from Shakespeare’s mind was the question “Is this literature?”


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