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Thursday, October 13, 2016


Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. In doing so, the prolific musician became the first American to win the prize in more than two decades. 

Not since novelist Toni Morrison won in 1993 has an American claimed the prize. Dylan won the prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition," according to the citation by the Swedish Academy, the committee that annually decides the recipient of the Nobel Prize. The academy's permanent secretary, Sara Danius, announced the news Thursday.


Dave Miller said...

Like a rolling stone... I heard a song of his this AM on the radio here in Oaxaca...

Ducky's here said...

I look at it as an award for the totality of American song.

Dylan is an amalgam of that song tradition.
I'm sure there will be some interesting reactions.

Anonymous said...

It is altogether fitting and proper that on the day Baron Trumphausen delivers a fascistic speech, we learn the Nobel committee has honored the writer of "Idiot Wind."