Who ever imagined it would come to this?

dylan-bob-300x300Bob Dylan has been awarded the 2016 Nobel prize for literature, to quote the announcement, “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Dylan is the first American to win the prize in over a decade; novelist Toni Morrison won it in 1993. And Dylan certainly doesn’t fit the mold of the typical Nobel prize winner; as the New York Times wrote, “His work does not fit into the traditional literary canons of novels, poetry, and short stories that the prize has traditionally recognized.”Bob Dylan has been awarded the 2016 Nobel prize for literature, to quote the announcement, “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Dylan is the first American to win the prize in over a decade; novelist Toni Morrison won it in 1993. And Dylan certainly doesn’t fit the mold of the typical Nobel prize winner; as the New York Times wrote, “His work does not fit into the traditional literary canons of novels, poetry, and short stories that the prize has traditionally recognized.”

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