American musician, writer and artist Bob Dylan for the first time commented on the award to him on 13 October the Nobel prize for literature. Dylan said that he would take the award, the press release of the Swedish Academy.
“Do I take the reward? Of course,” said Dylan. “The news about the Nobel prize has rendered me speechless. I am very grateful for the honor,” added the musician. Dylan himself contacted the Secretary of the Academy of Sara Danius, the report says.
Still don’t know whether Dylan the awards ceremony, which will take place on 10 December in Stockholm. Dylan himself said that “absolutely” wants to take part in the ceremony, if “possible,” reports the Assocaited Press.
Previously, Dylan was only indirectly acknowledged the awarding of the Nobel prize for literature. So, October 21 on the website of the musician there was a mention of the award. In the Appendix to publish the lyrics of a musician, among other merits, it was stated that “the Nobel prize in literature”, however, on the same day it was removed, writes The Guardian.
The Swedish Academy could not get a comment musician Danius failed to communicate with Dylan through close friends.
Members of the Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel prize for literature in Dylan 13 Oct. The award was given for “the creation of a new poetic expression in the great American song tradition.”
Dylan will receive a gold medal with Alfred Nobel’s profile, a picture of muses and a quote from the “Aeneid” of Virgil, as well as a cash prize in the amount of 8 million Swedish kronor (approximately $933,6 thousand).
In 2001, Bob Dylan was awarded the “Oscar” for best song for the film — “Things Have Changed” from the film “the Prodigies”. Thus, he became the second noveliatm after George Bernard Shaw — winner of the “Oscar”.
Dylan is also the first Nobelist included in the Hall of fame rock-n-roll.