Critics wonder if Bob Dylan really needs a Nobel Prize
Oct 14 2016 by Desiree Burns
Turns out he is going to have to share the limelight.
"I've never said I'm born again".
Bob Dylan's winning the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday has lit a fire under executives at Simon & Schuster. The event, which starts at 8 p.m.at The Rex, will include music by Cowboy Angel Blue, The Boomchucks and other special guests.
"It's a pivotal moment in rock "n" roll history", said Elyse Luray of PBS" History Detectives, which explored the whereabouts of Dylan's guitar, in a 2012 PBS NewsHour interview. "It's John's party, but it's a big deal. I think he does qualify as poetry".
Bushey's "Highway 61 Revisited", which airs at 5 p.m. "His influence on contemporary music is profound, and he is the object of a steady stream of secondary literature".
"It's all put together with a little education", Bushey said. "Today, I'm a lover of Bob Dylan".
Dylan's impact on popular culture has been vast, his influence as a lyricist extending to almost every major music figure and songwriter of the last 50 years, from the Beatles to Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Ed Sheeran and beyond.
In the process of hosting the show - which he initially thought would last about three months - he has become one of the world's go-tos for Dylan-related things.
"I still don't understand why I am", he said.
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"For this alone Bob Dylan deserves the Nobel Prize", Bragg tweeted.
"Take the aftermath of nuclear war: ".I saw a white ladder all covered with water/I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken/I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children/And it's a hard, and it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard/And it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall". The announcement has some shaking their heads over a world gone wrong, where a musician, not a conventional writer, is awarded literature's greatest prize. He answered calls from Japan and Great Britain, in addition to those from local and regional reporters.
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Bob Dylan has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature. "There wasn't talk this year; it came out of the blue". The last American to get the Nobel Literature Prize was novelist Toni Morrison - in 1993. Sinclair Lewis, who briefly lived in the city, won in 1930. Dylan is the only singer-songwriter to win the award - which resonated with Brad Nelson, who is on the Duluth Dylan Fest committee and whose band The Boomchucks, with Jamie Ness, covers Dylan tunes. "The lyrics have continuously been published in new editions, under the title 'Lyrics.' As an artist, he is strikingly versatile; he has been active as painter, actor and scriptwriter". It added that the Nobel decision certainly "must not have pleased real writers, such as potential winners Don DeLillo, Philip Roth or Haruki Murakami, who know the enormous work that goes into writing a novel".
Thank goodness Dylan doesn't really offer all that much encouragement to those who regard his lyrics as a gateway to literature.
Just the other day, I was telling a friend about how in 1967 at the fabled Roundhouse concert venue in London, while Eric Burdon, high on LSD, was rambling on about something on stage an Italian journalist circulated through the crowd of paisley-bedecked love children with a pad and pencil.
Dylan's name has been bandied about as a long-shot Nobel candidate for some years now; his case was passionately argued in the New York Times in 2013 by Bill Wyman, a former NPR arts editor. "They wrote poetic texts which were meant to be performed, and it's the same way for Bob Dylan".
Where: The Rex, 600 E. Superior St.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet also congratulated Dylan, saying "many fond memories from my adolescence are associated with his music".