Singer and songwriter Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature

The Swedish Academy announced the name of the 2016 Nobel Prize winner, singer-songwriter-Bob Dylan. Male artists will receive a prize of 8 million Swedish krona (equivalent to 20, 4 billion VND)

Bob Dylan's real name is R obert Allen Zimmerman , born in 1941 and a Jewish American, he was awarded this prestigious award "for creating poetic expressions in the great musical tradition of America " - according to the Swedish Academy's statement.

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Bob Dylan - The recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Sharing after announcing the award, Sara Danius, the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary, said: "Bob Dylan deserves this title, during the past 54 years, he has worked hard on art. grinding, exploring and exploring artistic values ​​that create new identities, he is also a great poet in English literature ".

"Compared to the past, Homer and Sappho wrote epic works used to listen and perform with instruments, but today their works are read and enjoyed as a work. so much literature, Bob Dylan, people can, and should read his works, "said Danius.

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Bob Dylan's victory surprises the professionals as well as literary lovers around the world.

Danius also shared that for those who want to understand more about Bob Dylan's victory, she advises them to listen to his 1966 published Blonde on Blonde: "This is a testimony to the set-up. with Bob Dylan's beat, ingenious beat, I was a non-Bob fan, I prefer David Bowie, but now I'm one of Bob Dylan's favorite people. "

Bob Dylan's victory surprises the professionals as well as literary lovers around the world. Because despite his name in the predictions for many years, he has never been the most expected name to win the award. Sara Danius also hopes that this decision will not be criticized for "everything needs to change".

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He named Dylan after the famous poet Dylan Thomas.

At 14, Bob Dylan got his first guitar and he joined rock and rolls in high school. He named Dylan after the famous poet Dylan Thomas, inspired by music from Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan started with country music. In 1961, he went to New York, performed venues and cafés in Greenwich. His first album was released in 1962.

Today, Dylan musician and singer has been considered an art monument that has a great influence on contemporary music and is a frequent citation (in studies, articles).

His record-making career for more than 50 years is the experience of a wide variety of American traditional styles, from folk, blues to rock and roll as well as folk music from England, Scotland and Ireland, sometimes mixed with jazz and swing.

Since 1994, Dylan has released six books on his paintings and many of them have been exhibited at large and small exhibitions.

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He won countless honors and awards, including Grammy, Golden Globe .

As a musician, he has sold at least 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling disc artists of all time, and he has also won countless titles and The award, including Grammy, Golden Globe and Oscar, was also honored at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Musician Hall of Fame and Hall of Fame. hope musicians.

In terms of musical compositions, the immortal songs he composed, shown throughout his career: " Blowin in the wind is included in The Freewheelin album" Bob Dylan, released in 1963.

The song features a series of painful questions about human condition in fragile life, peace, war and freedom), The times they are a-changin (theme song for the third album His, released in 1964), . every song carries his own story, opinion and heart.

Knockin 'on Heaven's door is considered a famous anti-war song by Bob Dylan. The song is a description of how a person is about to leave his life. Or as Forever young first appeared in the album Planet Waves released in 1974. This is the year Bob Dylan returned to the music after 8 years of interruption and did not participate in tours to focus on being the man of family and a father.

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He also went to Vietnam to perform in April 2011.

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