Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

The legacy of the great Bob Dylan continues as the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Dylan, for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” We can spend all day naming the songs where he takes songwriting to an other worldly level, but well let the songs speak for themselves.

The Swedish Academy’s permanent secretary, Sara Danius, said Dylan, 75, “is a great poet in the English-speaking tradition.” She drew parallels between his work and that of ancient Greek poets.

“If you look back, far back, 2,500 years or so, you discover Homer and Sappho and they wrote poetic texts that were meant to be listened to, that were meant to be performed, often with instruments — and it’s the same way with Bob Dylan,” she said.

If you ask Dylan himself, hes probably unimpressed as he gears up for weekend 2 of Desert Trip tomorrow and a lengthy continuation of his never ending tour.

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