The Legacy Of Bob Dylan Essay

2187 Words Nov 11th, 2016 9 Pages
Bob Dylan has used his multiple years of making music and writing countless poems to earn himself an outstanding award. He is the first musician to ever win the Nobel Prize Award for Literature and it has come with a lot of controversy. Even though some consider him not to be one of the best musicians, he is one of the most important poets and musicians of all time because he has expressed so many social and political concerns throughout his lyrics. His great works can be not only sung but also spoken, chanted, recited, and read. The Nobel Committee for Literature presented him with their 2016 award for “creating new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” (j.Benka) The Merriam Webster Dictionary describes literature as Written works (such as poems, plays, and novels) that are considered to be very good and to having lasting importance: books, articles, etc. about a particular subject: printed materials (such as booklets, leaflets, and brochures) that provide information about something. (m.Webster) I believe we can all agree that his great works has not only met but exceeded the requirements to be defined as literature therefore, there should be not a shadow of a doubt why he would have acquired this great achievement and award. Bob Dylan, biological name of Robert Allen Zimmerman was born in May of 1941. He was born in the second largest city in Minnesota, known as Duluth. His father, Abram Zimmerman was a semi-professional baseball player before…

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