This feels like the lamest Nobel win since they gave it to Obama for not being Bush, he said.
His haunting music and lyrics have always seemed, in the deepest sense, literary, she said.
Perhaps its a question of generation today Im a lover of Bob Dylan, she said.My only caveat about the award is that it cheapens Dylan to be associated at all with a prize founded on an kmma battista premio explosives and armaments fortune, and more often awarded to a buggins whose turn it is than a world-class creative artist, Self said.He adopted the name Dylan, after the poet Dylan Thomas, and, drawn to the music of Woody Guthrie, began to perform folk music.Author Joyce Carol Oates said there should be no question about Dylans work being considered literature, praising the academys inspired and original choice.We enjoy their poetry, and I think Bob Dylan deserves to be read as a poet.Bookmakers' favorites for 2016 included Japanese author Haruki Murakami, American novelist Philip Roth and Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o but the actual list of nominees will be kept secret for 50 years.Musician Jarvis Cocker said Dylan was a great choice and highlighted the 1963 track Dont Think Twice, Its Alright as a personal favourite.That ignorance is restraining.Major writers believed to have been in the running for the award included the Kenyan Ngugi wa Thiongo, the American Don DeLillo and the Japanese author Haruki Murakami.At that point, Dylan was given odds of 50/1 by bookmaker Ladbrokes to win the prize.His influence continues to permeate through rock, pop and folk music today.Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1941, and released his first album, "Bob Dylan in 1962.Dont Look Back, Bob Dylan, 1967 Photograph: Everett/Rex/Shutterstock.By using Twitters services you agree to our.Nobel prize in literature for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.An article published in the New Republic October 6 was headlined: "Who Will Win the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature?Dylan's Nobel Prize win stirs fierce social media reaction 'Profound impact on popular music dylan's award will be welcomed by legions of fans around the world.His second album, 1963's "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan contained original songs he had written, such as "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" and "Blowin' in the Wind." Dozens more albums were to follow.The frontiers of literature keep widening, and its exciting that the Nobel prize recognises that, Rushdie said.Photograph: Dave Hogan/Getty Images.After the announcement, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius, said it had not been a difficult decision and she hoped the academy would not be criticised for its choice.
In 2008, Dylan won a Pulitzer Prize special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.".
But Bob Dylans place as one of the worlds greatest artistic figures was elevated further on Thursday when he was named the surprise winner of the.