Even so, many have doubts about the award going to a musician.
Dylan, born Robert Allen Zimmerman, turned 75 earlier this year. Others have pointed out that, well, Dylan hasn't exactly written books, and that we've come to expect a certain service from the Nobel Prize in Literature: "The victor never pleases everyone-picking a single recipient from among all living writers never could-but it's at least a chance to remind the larger public that serious literature exists, and to give one person a nice boost in book sales". "Dylan opened the doors to a rebellious and unique way of living and seeing the world".
What are your favorite Bob Dylan songs and albums? But the moment Dylan actually won, Collins felt something blowing in the wind, reversed his position, and applauded the selection.
But others called the academy's decision misguided and questioned whether songwriting, however brilliant, rises to the level of literature.
The fact that Dylan chose his stage name based on a nod to the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas suggests that he thinks of himself as a poet on some level. Read the lyrics of Subterranean Homesick Blues for further study.
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery is honoring Dylan. "But we are happy to know that Dylan finally was recognised for his contributions in poetry, songs and music", Lou, also known as "Tambourine Man" for his rendition of the famous Dylan song in most of his programmes across the country, said.
STOCKHOLM | More than 24 hours after awarding Bob Dylan the Nobel prize for literature, the Swedish Academy said Friday they had still not managed to speak to the reclusive U.S. singer.
Not everyone sang Dylan's praises, however.
Tim Heidecker is one of our foremost Bob Dylan impersonators, having already parodied the new Nobel Prize victor a few times before.
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