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Bob Dylan, authors voted into American Academy of Arts and Letters
Bob Dylan, authors voted into American Academy of Arts and Letters

The traditionally staid American Academy of Arts and Letters is both charmed and flummoxed by Bob Dylan. The academy announced Wednesday that it voted the musician into its ranks -- its first rock musician ever. But he will be an honorary member: Not for the first time, people couldn't figure out how to classify Dylan. "Bob Dylan is a multi-talented artist whose work so thoroughly crosses several disciplines that it defies categorization," executive director Virginia Dajani told the Associated Press. The American Academy of Arts and Letters was founded in 1898 and has a roster of just 250 members. New members -- apart from honorary ones, like Dylan -- are voted in...

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