How does it feel…to be accused of plagiarism? Ask Bob Dylan.
Dylan received praise for his Nobel Lecture recently, but Slate found that within the 27-minute lecture, particularly during the portion where Dylan talks about Moby-Dick, there’s about 20 sentences that are quite similar to, of all things, SparkNotes.
Slate’s deep-dive was the result of writer Ben Greenman discovering that a quote Dylan cited from the Herman Melville classic didn’t exist.
We know Dylan dropped out of the University of Minnesota after his freshmen year, but we’d like to think he knows better than to crib from another source, much less the online version of Cliffs Notes.
Hopefully, this doesn’t result in the “expulsion” of the music icon from any future Nobel events.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel. (True story.)