Oct 13, 2016

the 2016 nobel prize in literature



 The 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature đã được tặng thưởng cho Bob Dylan ca sĩ kiêm nhạc sĩ người Mỹ, vì "đã sáng tạo nên lối mới đem diễn ngôn thơ vào nền ca nhạc truyền thống Hoa Kỳ trác tuyệt." 

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
The Swedish Academy's permanent secretary, Sara Danius, said Dylan, 75, "is a great poet in the English-speaking tradition." She drew parallels between his work and that of ancient Greek poets.
"If you look back, far back, 2,500 years or so, you discover Homer and Sappho and they wrote poetic texts that were meant to be listened to, that were meant to be performed, often with instruments -- and it's the same way with Bob Dylan," she said.
Although Dylan is not in the established canon of literary writers, Danius praised his creative output over five decades, including his constant reinvention of himself. She also described him as "a wonderful sampler, a very original sampler."

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Once upon a time you dressed so fine
Threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People call say 'beware doll, you're bound to fall'
You thought they were all kidding you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hanging out
Now you don't talk so loud
Now you don't seem so proud
About having to be scrounging your next meal


‘Like a Rolling Stone’
From: ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ (1965)

Clocking in at more than six minutes, ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ doesn’t sound like any other Top 40 single from 1965. Dylan’s lyrical take-down of a mysterious woman making the scene — which he snarls rather than sings — isn’t typical either. But ‘Like a Rolling Stone,’ the opening track on Dylan’s best album and one of the greatest songs ever recorded, somehow made it to No. 2 and influenced generations of singer-songwriters. A milestone recording in the history of rock ‘n’ roll.

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