• Emily Harrell

Bob Dylan Wins 2016 Noble Prize

This 2016 Noble Prize in Literature goes to American singer-song writer Bob Dylan, 75. He has been awarded for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

Sara Danius, the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary examined the parallels between his work. She said that Dylan "is a great poet in the English-speaking tradition." She also said, "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."

Dylan's music was most popular during the 1960's. The music spoke to the people and even helped during the civil rights movement. Dylan's influence continues through today's pop, rock, and folk music.

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