Bob Dylan says he'd 'absolutely' attend Nobel Prize Award Ceremony
Oct 29 2016 by Francis Osborne
American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has finally acknowledged his Nobel Prize in Literature and says he accepts it, media reports said. "Whoever dreams about something like that?" "If it's at all possible".
Controversy then began to brew due to Dylan's silence over the award, with one member of the Academy even calling him "impolite and arrogant".
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Dylan, whose lyrics have influenced generations of fans, is the first songwriter to win the literature prize. Dylan spoke to her while on tour in Oklahoma, marveling over an earlier comparison - made by Sara Danius, the academy's permanent secretary - between his work and iconic writers from ancient Greece including Homer.
A brand new interview between Dylan and Edna Gunderson of the Telegraph, however, provides a sizable update on both fronts, and offers up some candid comments and reflection from the evasive Dylan. "I appreciate the honour so much", BBC news quoted Dylan as saying. "Dylan is the brilliant inheritor of the bardic tradition", Rushdie added. In this strand, it could be argued that what the Nobel Committee is doing is simply reinforcing Dylan's unshakable standing in the world of literature. On October 28, the Nobel Foundation also released their own statement regarding the musician's acceptance of the honor. "Some [of my own] songs - "Blind Willie, ' 'The Ballad of Hollis Brown, ' 'Joey, ' 'A Hard Rain, ' 'Hurricane" and some others - definitely are Homeric in value", he said. "And I played them, and I met other people that played them, back when nobody was doing it". The academics, they ought to know. "I don't have any opinion".