Bob Dylan indicted of borrowing some of Nobel harangue from investigate guide


LOS ANGELES Bob Dylan has been indicted of borrowing heavily for partial of a Nobel Literature Prize harangue he finally delivered to a Swedish Academy final week.

The singer-songwriter’s remarks on how a book “Moby Dick” shabby him bear a tighten likeness to a SparkNotes summaries of a Herman Melville classical novel, according to an research on provides investigate guides for students in novel and other fields.

Author Andrea Pitzer, essay on on Tuesday, listed some 20 sentences from a apportionment of Dylan’s harangue on “Moby Dick” that closely resembled phrases or ideas on a SparkNotes website on a book.

They enclosed lines from Dylan’s online harangue such as “Ahab’s got a mother and child behind in Nantucket that he reminisces about now and then.”

The entrance from SparkNotes reads “musing on his mother and child behind in Nantucket,” Pitzer noted.

Dylan’s member did not lapse calls for critique on Wednesday. Dylan, whose songs embody “Blowin’ in a Wind,” “The Times They Are A-Changin” and “Like a Rolling Stone,” has certified in a past that he draws from other influences.

In a 2012 talk with Rolling Stone magazine, he brushed aside critique that he plagiarized a work of other artists by saying: “It’s called songwriting. It has to do with tune and rhythm, and afterwards after that, anything goes. You make all yours. We all do it.”

The media-shy Dylan, 76, delivered his harangue to a Swedish Academy final week only within a six-month time extent set by a classification in sequence for Nobel laureates to accept a 8 million crowns ($900,000) that goes with a prize. He chose not to attend a annual rite and party in Stockholm.

“If a Moby Dick apportionment of his Nobel harangue was indeed cribbed from SparkNotes, afterwards what is a universe to make of it? Perhaps a use of SparkNotes can be seen as a sendup of a prestige-prize economy,” pronounced Pitzer.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Peter Cooney)


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