Acceptance Speech – Bob Dylan – 2016 Nobel Prize Gala
Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN
UPDATED on 2/12/2017
Bob Dylan speech at the 2016 Nobel Banquet
Published on Dec 15, 2016
Bob Dylan’s speech at the 2016 Nobel Banquet as read by American Ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji.
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Bob Dylan to Provide Nobel Prize Speech, Patti Smith to Perform
Smith to cover “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” at Nobel gala
HOW DOES IT FEEL
By Patti Smith
December 14, 2016
Patti Smith singing the song “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” at Nobel gala
Patti Smith sings A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Bob Dylan sings A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016
Bob Dylan – Banquet Speech
Banquet speech by Bob Dylan given by the United States Ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji, at the Nobel Banquet, 10 December 2016.
Ambassador Azita Raji gives the banquet speech.
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Photo: Alexander Mahmoud
But, like Shakespeare, I too am often occupied with the pursuit of my creative endeavors and dealing with all aspects of life’s mundane matters. “Who are the best musicians for these songs?” “Am I recording in the right studio?” “Is this song in the right key?” Some things never change, even in 400 years.
Not once have I ever had the time to ask myself, “Are my songs literature?”
So, I do thank the Swedish Academy, both for taking the time to consider that very question, and, ultimately, for providing such a wonderful answer.
My best wishes to you all,
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2016
Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature, Scientists cited his Verses in Scientific Article Titles
Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN
In 1964, I was in the 9th grade in High School in Haifa, Israel, our very gifted English teacher, brought to class Bob Dylan and explained in class how important it is to expose high school students to his very creative poetic expressions and lyrics which had an influence on her as a Literature Critique.
Our English teacher, Tamara has immigrated to Israel from the UK. Tamara Sachs, who Chaired the Committee for Curriculum Development for the English Language Arts Subject Matter at Ministry of Education in Israel, was also the Editor of the Textbook used for English Subject matter in Israeli high Schools for the 9th and 10th grades. She created Textbooks that had Contemporary Literature contents beside the Classic English Text taught in high School in Israel and part of the National Standardized Matriculation Exam at the end of the 12th grade.
I enjoyed Bob Dylan songs ever since, 1964 to Present.
I took my family to attend his performance in the Berkshires, MA on JUL 2 2016 SATURDAY, 7:00 PM
Bob Dylan with Mavis Staples
Tanglewood – Koussevitzky Music Shed – Lenox, MA
Tanglewood welcomes Bob Dylan with special guest Mavis Staples to the Koussevitzky Music Shed on Saturday, July 2 at 7 p.m. Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has performed twice at Tanglewood first in 1991 and again during the 1997 season. Gates open at 4PM.
UPDATED on 12/15/2016
Patti Smith covers, bungles Bob Dylan’s song upon accepting his Nobel Prize at ceremony in Stockholm, 12/10/2016
Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature
BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6505 (Published 14 December 2015)Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6505
- Carl Gornitzki, librarian1,
- Agne Larsson, statistician1,
- Bengt Fadeel, professor2
- Correspondence to: C Gornitzki
In September 2014 it emerged that a group of scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden had been sneaking the lyrics of Bob Dylan into their papers as part of a long running bet. The story, originally published in the house magazine KI-Bladet, quickly went viral—spreading from the local Swedish press to international media such as theGuardian and Washington Post.1 2 It all started in 1997 with a review in Nature Medicine entitled “Nitric oxide and inflammation: the answer is blowing in the wind.”3 A local phenomenon was thus revealed, but was this Dylan citing unique to the Karolinska Institute? We decided to investigate how Dylan’s lyrics are cited in the biomedical literature.
Knockin’ on pollen’s door
We used a list of all Dylan’s song and album titles downloaded from bobdylan.com to do a search using Medline in May 2015. In addition, we searched for truncated versions of a selection of the most popular Dylan songs to find modified titles,4 such as “Knockin’ on pollen’s door: live cell …
Citing Dylan. Bob Dylan has won this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature. In 2015, inspired by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden who had been sneaking Dylan lyrics into their papers, a team writing in the BMJ reported that Dylan citations were “uncommon before 1990 but [have] increased exponentially since then”. They note: “Some journals have more Dylan citing articles than others; for instance, we found six articles citing Dylan songs in Nature.”
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Editorial Reactions to Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize in Literature
How Dylan Became Dylan
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD OCT. 13, 2016, New York Times
Why Bob Dylan Shouldn’t Have Gotten a Nobel
By ANNA NORTH OCT. 13, 2016, New York Times
Bob Dylan, Master of Change
By GREIL MARCUS OCT. 13, 2016, New York Times
Don’t think twice, it’s all right
Nobel Prize in Literature for Bob Dylan gets no argument from Harvard scholars
October 13, 2016 | Editor’s Pick Popular
By Jill Radsken and Colleen Walsh, Harvard Staff Writers
The right and Rightful Choice: The decision to award Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature was a long time coming
Rachel Shukert in Tablemag
Bob Dylan, the Musician: America’s Great One-Man Songbook
By JON PARELES OCT. 13, 2016 in New York Times
Expanding the Nobel Pantheon to Include Bob Dylan
OCT. 14, 2016
The writer is the author of “1968 in America.”
The writer is a poet.