Bob Dylan, 75, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. Doing this, the Swedish Academy dramatically redefined the boundaries of literature, setting off a debate about whether song lyrics have the same artistic value as poetry or novels. “Bob Dylan is in the 2 percent club of songwriters whose lyrics are interesting on the page, even without the harmonica and the guitar and his very distinctive voice.
- Written by James Prewitt
- Category: Literary & Visual Arts