Nobel Literature goes to Bob Dylan
Stockholm: Bob Dylan, American folk singer, song writer legend has been selected for Nobel Prize for Literature for 2016. He was born on 24 May 1941. He was selected ‘for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition’. Dylan is a singer, songwriter, artist and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than fifty years. Much of his celebrated works had come in the 1980s when his songs chronicled social unrest.
Dylan did not agree with a suggestion made by some journalists that he represents his generation by all means. However, Dylan’s lyrics incorporated various political, social, philosophical and literary influences of his times. The 75-year old celebrity lives with his second wife Carolyn and six children at Hibbing, Minnesota in the US. He was given Presidential Medal Of Freedom in May 2012 by President Obama.
Dylan performs with guitar, keyboard and harmonica. Backed by a changing lineup of musicians he had toured many countries since the late 1980s. People dubbed his tours as part of ‘Never Ending Tour.’ His accomplishment as a recording artist and a performer are central to his personality and career.
Dylan has been enthralling audiences with his touching songs over the years. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Some of his popular numbers include “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin'” became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements.
Literature prize is the last of this year’s Nobel prizes to be awarded.