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How Twitter Responded to Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize

For at least a moment or two, Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for Literature set the world of Twitter abuzz. The announcement inspired a bevy of reactions.

Some welcomed the choice as an acknowledgment that Dylan redefined what literature means in the late 20th and early 21st centuries:

Some purists scoffed at the idea that the Nobel would go to someone who wrote songs, not novels, and only one memoir and a mystifying collection of poetry.

Some took it as an opportunity to comment on the current political campaign:

Some people took this to be bad news for Philip Roth:

Some took the Nobel Committee’s decision as a personal slight:

Here at the Forward, we see the good and the bad but mostly the good.

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