Last week, singer/songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the Holy Grail of literary awards, The Nobel Prize, sparking controversy in the literary world (and beyond) with some celebrating the decision and others lamenting it as marking a decline in the tastes of the people.
Read this New York Times article on Dylan's award and the response it's generated and respond to the following questions.
What do you think of the decision to award the Nobel Prize for literature to an influential songwriter like Dylan, celebrated for his "poetic" lyrics? Do you think song lyrics qualify as literature? Why or why not?