Fifty-five years after the release of his first record—and 52 years after the day he introduced the Beatles to marijuana—Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.
The stunning announcement came from the Swedish Academy Thursday morning. The winger-songwriter “created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” the academy said.
Dylan melded folk traditions of the 1950s with Beat poetry, French surrealism, the blues and, in certain key songs, psychedelia, into a powerful body of work that marked the ’60s generation indelibly.
A songwriter has never won the literature Nobel Prize before. New York Times account here. Official Nobel announcement here.
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Ah yes Mr. Dylan. The self proclaimed peacenik that made the bulk of his fortune by investing his money in weapons and munitions manufacturers at the onset of the Vietnam war…………We are after all in the age of 1984 so I understand how this would make sense to the powers that be.
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Bob Dylan is a legend. He was born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1941. Dylan has had a long and successful career as an American singer-songwriter, poet and musician. He is one of the most influential artists of his generation. He is a true genius and his work has been revolutionary in the music industry. He is one of the greatest singers ever and he sings from the soul. Among all of the content about literature I have read at https://happyessays.com/free-essays/literature/ site this man has inspired me the most. It’s very exciting that someone of such importance and stature as Bob Dylan has won this prestigious prize! It’s just another sign that he is one of the greatest songwriters that ever lived!