Harvard professor Richard Thomas is a serious fellow. He can talk all day about Hellenistic Greek poetry and Roman poetry, particularly of the Republican and Augustan periods. But he can also talk a lot about Bob Dylan, who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature Thursday.
“I’m very, very happy,” said Thomas, who ranks Dylan right up there with Virgiland Horace. . . .
To those who think Dylan is undeserving of the prize, Thomas says this: “Screw them.”
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