What do Bob Dylan and George Bernard Shaw have in common? They are the only two people to win both an Oscar and a Nobel Prize. In 2016, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel prize for Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”, becoming the first songwriter to… Read More Bob Dylan and George Bernard Shaw
On May, 30 2003 David Damrosch published “What Is World Literature?”, in which he suggested that world literature may gain in translation. Therefore, even though one important notion of literature is associated with untranslatability. little may be lost in translation: some translations are accomplished literary works in their own right.
Who Is Not Guilty of This Vice? – Diane Johnson – (abridged) Love makes the world go around, says the poet, while the cynic says it’s money; and Peter Toohey, professor of classics at the University of Calgary, constructs an entertaining argument for jealousy being the wellspring of a much greater part of… Read More Jealousy
Bob Dylan’s Nobel Speech read on his behalf by the US Ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji, at the Ceremony on 10 December 2016. “Good evening, everyone. I extend my warmest greetings to the members of the Swedish Academy and to all of the other distinguished guests in attendance tonight. I’m sorry I can’t be with… Read More Bob Dylan’s Nobel Speech