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    Bob Dylan May Have Plagiarized Lines in Nobel Speech

    Lyrics may count as literature, but Sparknotes? After the music legend delayed accepting his $923,000 Nobel Prize for Literature in the first place, he finally delivered the required lecture — pre-recorded — speaking about Moby Dick, All Quiet on the Western Front and The Odyssey. However, sharp-eyed viewers noticed several phrases he cited that weren’t featured in Herman Melville’s novel, but in Sparknotes’ page about Moby Dick. With Sparknotes, unlike the original novel, still under copyright, Dylan might want to consider checking his sources.

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