Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature


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nytimes.com/2016/10/14/arts/music/bob-dylan-nobel-prize-literature.html?_r=0

LONDON — The singer and songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” in the words of the Swedish Academy.
He is the first American to win since the novelist Toni Morrison, in 1993. The announcement, in Stockholm, came as something of a surprise. Although Mr. Dylan, 75, has been mentioned often as having an outside shot at the prize, his work does not fit into the literary canons of novels, poetry and short stories that the prize has traditionally recognized.

I think this is very cool.


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Having come of age in the '60s, I agree that this is MOST cool!!! :smiley:


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He’s far more deserving than some recent winners I don’t care to recall here. :thumbsup:


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Well deserved!

Some of those lyrics he wrote were very poetic, and reached out to many people in many countries.


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Hopefully, either Roger Whittaker or Lee Greenwood is the next recipient but something tells me that won’t happen.


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