'Great poet' Bob Dylan surprise winner of Nobel Prize in Literature



The 75-year-old was given the prestigious accolade for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".
The last American to have won the literature prize was Beloved author Toni Morrison in 1993.
Permanent Secretary at the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius, said he was deserving of the prize, adding: "He is a great poet in the English-speaking tradition, and he is a wonderful sampler, a very original sampler, he embodies the tradition.
"And for 54 years now he's been at it and re-inventing himself constantly, creating a new identity."... read more

 
13 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 27
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