BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Bob Dylan delivers Nobel lecture

Now Reading:

Bob Dylan delivers Nobel lecture

Text size Aa Aa

Nobel prizewinner Bob Dylan said on Monday that unlike literature his songs were meant to be sung not read and that they only needed to move people, not to make sense. The Swedish Academy’s decision to award last year’s prize for literature to Dylan, who had “created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”, was seen by some as slap in the face by some mainstream writers of poetry and prose.