Music’s mysterious cool guy: it’s a role that Bob Dylan has been filling for decades but he’s really taken it to the next level in the past couple of weeks. There is a committee trying to reach him with news that almost every other artist would be delighted by… he won the Nobel Prize!!! Insert party here, right? Well, not for him! Read this article about how he won’t return the committee’s calls or get in touch with them.
Perhaps only Mr Dylan and his friends know why he’s playing coy, but let’s focus on what we do know: he won the Nobel Prize in Literature and he’s most famous for his songwriting. What do you think – is songwriting literature? Even if he is one of the English-speaking world’s most poetic and truthful songwriters, should he be getting an award that usually goes to authors? There is no right answer.. make up your own mind, it’s what Bob would want you to do! Learn about his body of work with the help of our collection:
- Performed Literature: Words and Music by Bob Dylan, Betsy Bowden
- Bob Dylan All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track, Philippe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon
- Another Side of Bob Dylan: A Personal History on the Road and Off the Tracks, Victor Maymudes (Title available as eAudioBook and eBook)
- Studio A: The Bob Dylan Reader, Benjamin Hedin
Let the Work Speak for Itself