Bob Dylan Acknowledges Nobel Prize
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:14:26
After weeks of silence, Bob Dylan has finally acknowledged his Nobel Prize. The weeks that followed Dylan's winning of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature saw silence from his camp. But Dylan has now opened up in an interview with The Telegraph.
When asked if he was planning on attending the 2016 award ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, Dylan said, "Absolutely. If It's at all possible." The article digs deeper into his feelings on winning the award, which he had been shortlisted for a number of times, the singer-songwriter mused, "It's hard to believe", and on his feelings of shock when her first heard the news, "amazing, incredible. Whoever dreams about something like that?"
However, Dylan didn't offer up any reason for why he hasn't been in touch with Nobel Committee, even saying, "Well, I'm right here."
The interviewer also brought up Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, statements about Dylan and comparing him to Homer, she said, "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, they were meant to be performed, often together with instruments, and it's the same way with Bob Dylan. But we still read Homer and Sappho… and we enjoy it, and same thing with Bob Dylan. He can be read, and should be read."
He responded, "I suppose so, in some way. Some [of my own] songs –Blind Willie, The Ballad of Hollis Brown, Joey, A Hard Rain, Hurricane, and some others – definitely are Homeric in value."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff