Bob Dylan’s Nobility

Written by on October 18, 2016

Bob Dylan’s Nobility That’s right, a week ago tomorrow, it was announced that Robert Allen Zimmerman (aka Bob Dylan) was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. I know what you’re thinking, “But Bob’s a musician?” Yes, yes he is. He was also very much considered one of the finest modern American poets, and the voice of a generation. Personally I think that’s a hell of a weighty tag to hang on someone, but not only did all that happen before even I was walking the earth, but had I been I have serious doubts as to whether or not inquiries towards me, regarding the veracity of such a grandiose statement, would have been made. Bob Dylan’s Nobility Still, it’s not like the assessment was really that far off, and to be more accurate I’d say he was truly beyond a simple generation. He was more like a standard bearer, and voice of an entire sensibility, born of a time rife with tumult and conflict. A time when the worship of pop artistry was exploding. Yet somehow, he managed to not only continually develop and evolve as a poet and artist, but relentlessly stayed true to the shifting, changing being of the self. Bob Dylan’s Nobility  Within a career (that’s still barreling down the road of history) that has spanned over 50 years Mr. Zimmerman has released 37 studio albums and somehow managed to craft his stories and songs within every major American genre of songcraft. Dylan has never been one to be content with what has been done and has steadfastly refused to have his output pigeon holed by those outside the process. Bob Dylan’s Nobility 





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