This morning the Nobel Prize Committee announced that Duluth born Bob Dylan has won this year's Nobel Prize in literature. What's more, he's also the first American to have won the prize in more than two decades.
Armed with a harmonica and an acoustic guitar, Dylan confronted social injustice, war and racism, quickly becoming a prominent civil rights campaigner - and recording an astonishing 300 songs in his first three years.In 1965 Dylan's first British tour was captured in the classic documentary "Don't Look Back" - the same year he outraged his folk fans by using an electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival on Rhodes Island. I intend to spend the day playing "Mr. Tambourine Man, ' 'Love Minus Zero/ No Limit, ' 'Like a Rolling Stone, ' 'Idiot Wind, ' 'Jokerman, ' 'Tangled Up In Blue" and 'A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall.' - Salman Rushdie in a statement.
The Nobel Academy said Dylan is "the greatest living poet" and that his work deserved to be recognised after all this time. She said, "Bob Dylan writes poetry for the ear".
"Congratulations to one of my favorite poets, Bob Dylan, on a well-deserved Nobel", tweeted President Barack Obama, who in 2012 presented the singer-songwriter with a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Bushey has been celebrating Dylan on the air for about 25 years but even he was surprised the first time he learned the folk singer was from the Northland.
Sara Danius, the academy's permanent secretary, rationalized the move saying Dylan performs poetry in the form of songs.
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The publisher had been planning to release a complete book of Dylan lyrics on November 8 but said on Thursday it is now rushing the book to stores on November 1.
"I'm a Dylan fan, but this is an ill conceived nostalgia award wrenched from the rancid prostates of senile, gibbering hippies", the "Trainspotting" author wrote.
Throngs of people who had gathered for the announcement in Stockholm, Sweden's Old Town reacted with a loud cheer when Dylan's name was read.
Bob Dylan did not mention his winning the Nobel Prize in literature, during a concert in Las Vegas Thursday night.
Asked about Nobel for Dylan: inspired & original choice. his haunting music & lyrics have always seemed, in the deepest sense, "literary" - Joyce Carol Oates on Twitter. At another point in his life, Dylan took up boxing.
The Nobel Prize in Literature is worth $906,000. The six awards will be handed out on December 10th.