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Bob Dylan, Titan Of American Music, Wins 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature

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Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. In doing so, the prolific musician became the first American to win the prize in more than two decades. Not since novelist Toni Morrison won in 1993 has an American claimed the prize.

Dylan won the prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition," according to the citation by the Swedish Academy, the committee that annually decides the recipient of the Nobel Prize. The academy's permanent secretary, Sara Danius, announced the news Thursday.

Has a musician ever won the Nobel Prize before?

"Come senators, congressmen please heed the call

Don't stand in the doorway don't block up the hall

For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled

There's a battle outside and it's ragin'

It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls

For the times they are a' changin'!"  ~ 1964

Beautiful lyrics. For what it's worth, the times are always changing.

Fifty years later and still relevant. Wow.


Thank you. Nobody's right if everybody's wrong. 

Favorite Bob Dylan lines:

"How does it feel to be on your own... Like a rolling stone?"

"The answer my friend is blowing in the wind."

The answer is blowing in the wind. 


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