The Lyrics

The Lyrics

1961-2012

Book - 2016
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This collection contains Bob Dylan's lyrics, from his first album, Bob Dylan, to 2012's Tempest.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Simon & Schuster,, 2016
Edition: Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781451648768
1451648766
9781451648775
1451648774
Characteristics: vi, 679 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm

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SnoIsleLib_BrianH Jan 27, 2017

"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,

Bob Dylan"

SnoIsleLib_BrianH Jan 27, 2017

"Well, I’ve been doing what I set out to do for a long time, now. I’ve made dozens of records and played thousands of concerts all around the world. But it’s my songs that are at the vital center of almost everything I do. They seemed to have found a place in the lives of many people throughout many different cultures and I’m grateful for that."

SnoIsleLib_BrianH Jan 27, 2017

"If someone had ever told me that I had the slightest chance of winning the Nobel Prize, I would have to think that I’d have about the same odds as standing on the moon."

SnoIsleLib_BrianH Jan 27, 2017

"From an early age, I’ve been familiar with and reading and absorbing the works of those who were deemed worthy of such a distinction: Kipling, Shaw, Thomas Mann, Pearl Buck, Albert Camus, Hemingway. These giants of literature whose works are taught in the schoolroom, housed in libraries around the world and spoken of in reverent tones have always made a deep impression. That I now join the names on such a list is truly beyond words."

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