It might seem like a popularizing move for the American Academy of Arts and Letters to nominate its first rock(ish) act, Bob Dylan. I think they made a great choice. You could spend years reading educated people go on about his storytelling but I’ll just throw out two things: Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts makes an excellent short story and Tangled up in Blue reads like a novel with a lot of unnecessary words cut out. I don’t mean this in the general sense that Jack of Hearts is a story that is short, but that the two match technical definitions that the Academy might recognize. The story in Blue is no more incoherent that an average Kerouac work and it has a catchier beat. That he wrote them for the same album might count as a wink.
https://www.balloon-juice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/balloon_juice_header_logo_grey.jpg 0 0 Tim F. https://www.balloon-juice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/balloon_juice_header_logo_grey.jpg Tim F.2013-03-12 20:20:052013-03-12 20:21:08Makes sense