In honouring Dylan, the Nobel Prize judges have made a category error

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In 1920, Rudyard Kipling (Nobel Prize in Literature 1907), published The Conundrum of the Workshops. This poem about review culture features the Devil as “first, most dread” critic who responds to human creative outputs with: “it’s pretty, but is it art?”, a review that hurls the makers into confusion, rivalry and anguish. What could be worse, for an artist, than to discover that what you were making is not art after all?
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2016

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In honouring Dylan, the Nobel Prize judges have made a category error. / WEBB, Jen.

In: The Conversation, 14.10.2016.

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