Bob Dylan Nobel Lecture

On 2016 Robert Zimmerman (a.k.a. Bob Dylan) was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Like almost all things he does, it struck a lot of discussion and controversy. People quarreling over the question wether it was just to give this prestigious award to someone who “just wrote songs”.

As for me, Dylan’s songs have been a part of my life ever since I found my parents’ old records at age nine. Listening to them always felt like reading a book. Lyrica filled with stories and questions, riddled with references to other writers, books, poetry. In this he achieved to bring this to a larger audience than when I would have written a book. Still inspiring millions of people all around the world.

Feel free to disagree, but at least it gave us this wonderful lecture…

 

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