Bob Dylan es acusado de plagio por su discurso de aceptación del Nobel


La revista Slate publicó una lista de similitudes entre el discurso de Dylan y un artículo de SparkNotes.


POR Julio Cruz Montoya  



Según la editorial Slate, Bob Dylan plagió una parte de su discurso de aceptación del Nobel de un artículo del sitio web SparkNotes. El periodista Andrea Pitzer realizó una comparación entre la lectura de Dylan y la publicación de Herman Melville entorno a la novela Moby Dick.

El discurso de Dylan fue grabado el 4 de junio en Los Ángeles y trata sobre las influencias musicales y literarias que han tenido impacto en su vida. El músico habló sobre Leadbelly, Buddy Holly, Moby Dick y La Odisea como sus principales referentes.

A continuación presentamos las similitudes del discurso y el artículo de SparkNotes:

Dylan: “Finally, Ahab spots Moby … Boats are lowered … Moby attacks Ahab’s boat and destroys it. Next day, he sights Moby again. Boats are lowered again. Moby attacks Ahab’s boat again.”

SparkNotes: “Ahab finally sights Moby Dick. The harpoon boats are launched, and Moby Dick attacks Ahab’s harpoon boat, destroying it. The next day, Moby Dick is sighted again, and the boats are lowered once more … Moby Dick again attacks Ahab’s boat.”

Dylan: “Tashtego says that he died and was reborn. His extra days are a gift. He wasn’t saved by Christ, though, he says he was saved by a fellow man and a non-Christian at that. He parodies the resurrection.”

SparkNotes: “Tashtego … has died and been reborn, and any extra days of his life are a gift. His rebirth also parodies religious images of resurrection. Tashtego is ‘delivered’ from death not by Christ but by a fellow man – a non-Christian at that.”

Dylan: Another ship’s captain – Captain Boomer – he lost an arm to Moby. But he tolerates that, and he’s happy to have survived. He can’t accept Ahab’s lust for vengeance.

SparkNotes: “…a whaling ship whose skipper, Captain Boomer, has lost an arm in an encounter with Moby Dick …. Boomer, happy simply to have survived his encounter, cannot understand Ahab’s lust for vengeance.”

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