Today, the happiest of turmoils all over the world.

Announcement of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature to Bob Dylan, presented by Professor Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, on 13 October 2016.

“Today, the happiest of turmoils all over the world. Rightly a tribute to the arteven more than to the artist, the Nobel triumph – like the art itself – will endure. For the triumph of genius does the heart good, and not only the heart. “

— Christopher Ricks

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In Air: John Crowe Ransom

Of the tread of the dark wood mold and turfy rye,

Rich smell of horse in his nostril, wind in his eye,

– from In Air, John Crowe Ransom

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Simon & Schuster Announces Limited Edition Of Bob Dylan’s Lyrics

New York, NY, October 7, 2014―Simon & Schuster announced today that it will publish a new book by Bob Dylan entitled The Lyrics: Since 1962, on October 28, 2014.

The Lyrics is the first comprehensive, rigorously annotated, and definitive collection of Bob Dylan’s lyrics to be published. It grew out of an unprecedented collaboration over many years between Mr. Dylan and a team of editors led by Sir Christopher Ricks, Warren Professor of the Humanities and codirector of the Editorial Institute at Boston University, the editor of works by T. S. Eliot, Samuel Beckett, and Alfred Lord Tennyson, as well as a member of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics.

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Three Talks by Christopher Ricks

October 1, 2014—October 22, 2014,  7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Three Talks by Christopher Ricks

Christopher Ricks gives three lectures hosted by the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. The series is inspired by T. S. Eliot’s vision of the literary critic, as one who aims “to exhibit the relations of literature—not to ‘life’ as something contrasted to literature, but to all the other activities, which, together with literature, are the components of life.” Ricks will lecture on:

October 1: More than One Waste Land 
October 8: The strength to force the moment to its crisis: Thomas Hardy and George Eliot 
October 22: Just Like a Woman? Bob Dylan and the Charge of Misogyny

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