At the end of last week Bob Dylan, was awarded the Nobel prize for literature, in some way made it. After two weeks of silence, caused by the global misunderstandings, “the Great silent” conspiracy. In an interview with “The Telegraph” Dylan responded positively to the question whether he will attend the ceremony of the Nobel prize in December in Stockholm? The answer was: “Absolutely.” But “if that’s even possible.” The mystic!
The interview was given to Dylan is not a “Nobel prize”, and to advertise his exhibition “visual art” in London, which will open in November.
Within two weeks the Swedish Academy, consisting of 18 high-brow, expecting a thank you “thank you” from Dylan. Not waiting, highbrow snapped. As one of them, the behavior of Dylan’s “rude and arrogant”.
During these two weeks with a tail, it turns out, none of Swedish academics failed to speak with Dylan. On the question of the interviewer Dylan also said not clear. He “playfully” said, “Yes, but I’m here.”
In an interview, by the way, the first over the past two years, Dylan said he was “surprised but pleased” with the award. “It’s hard to even believe… Amazing and incredible. Who can even dream about that?” he said.
However, he refused to “Swedish interpretation” of his work. (Academy compared him with Homer and Sappho.) “To some extent” — through clenched teeth rock Homer. And he explained: “my songs Such as Blind Willie, The Ballad of Hollis Brown, Joey, A Hard Rain, Hurricane and some other will surely have a Homeric quality.”
However, this was followed by: “But I give the opportunity to others to decide what it is. They are academics. They know better. I’m not qualified. I don’t have any point of view.”
But Dylan does not deny the “Homeric values” of some of their songs. Perhaps this explains his prolonged silence? Where a blind street singer-beggar, and where respectable Swedish Academy?
Interview with Dylan took an experienced journalist Edna Gundersen. She quotes the words of the bard or his “reflections” about their “non-musical interests.” He draws already since the 1960s, and his “iron sculptures” should be the arch for the new casino in Maryland.
But that’s not all. “I want to take part in races on the track of Indianapolis. I want to score the decisive goal in the games of the National football League. I want to punch a baseball flying at a speed a hundred mil per hour”… Here’s a blind Homer. By the way, about race. Once Dylan crashed riding a bike. He only narrowly survived. It was collected in pieces…
Bob then allowed myself to philosophise a little. “Everything deserves to be perfect takes time. You will have to write a hundred bad songs before you write one good one. And you have to sacrifice many things that you are willing to sacrifice. Want or not, but in this you are alone and you have to follow “your own star”.
Yet “own star” Dylan brought him to London, where, on 5 November opening of his exhibition “trodden road” gallery “Helicon”.
Flashes if the “own star” modern Homer 10 Dec over Stockholm?
Melor STURUA in Minneapolis