Bolivian press asks (15 January 2006): Can Bob Dylan win the Nobel?

The Bolivian newspaper LA PRENSA (published in the capital, La Paz)
right-side-headed the front page of its supplement EL FONDO NEGRO for
15 Jan 06 with a photo of Bob Dylan (taken from the cover of ‘The Bootleg Series 1-3’) and the
words: SEPA PORQUÉ BOB DYLAN PUEDE GANAR EL NOBEL DE LITERATURA
(FIND OUT WHY BOB DYLAN CAN WIN THE LITERATURE NOBEL).
**
On p. 7 – URL:
http://www.laprensa.com.bo/fondo_negro/20060115/art04.htm
appeared an article entitled:
"¿Puede ganar Dylan el Nobel?: Mirada a un coloquio mundial sobre el
cantautor"
("Can Dylan win the Nobel? We look at a world conference on the
singer-songwriter").
**
The proves to be a (slightly shortened) Spanish-language version of my
report on "’Bob Dylan’s Peformance Artistry", the colloquium held at
the University of Caen (France), from 10 to 12 March 2005. Versions
of this report have already been published in print, in English in THE
BRIDGE (UK) and in Spanish in FANZIMMER (Spain) and SAN MARCOS SEMANAL
(Peru).
The English text is on-line at:
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/6752/magazine.html#performance
(Bob Dylan Critical Corner site).
See also my entry on this blog for 30 September 2005.
**
I am delighted that not only my text but the concept of Dylan as Nobel
candidate has been taken up like this by the press – even more so in
Bolivia, a country where he has never toured and which until this very
day I had not associated with Dylan studies at all!

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