Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dylan will not go to seek her Nobel – The Parisian

It is unusual, but not exceptional. “This is how language strong diplomatic Academy Nobel responded yesterday to the letter of Bob Dylan announcing that he could not go to fetch his Nobel prize for literature on 10 December in Stockholm. The singer and poet of american folk 75-year-old said they were ” extremely honoured by this prize “, but ” to be taken by other commitments.

The Academy ” respects her decision “, citing a number of writers, such as Harold Pinter and Doris Lessing, not having been able to travel for health reasons, or Elfriede Jelinek suffering from agoraphobia. It does not prevent. Not only the “commitments” put forward by Dylan are nebulous, but they also contradict what he said at the end of October in the newspaper ” The Daily Telegraph “.

If he wants to receive his award with the 8 million crowns (more than EUR 800 000) that accompany it, Bob Dylan has six months to crack a ” prize acceptance speech “. The Academy Nobel there has been a refusal : Jean-Paul Sartre in 1964. But he had downright rejected the Nobel.

Le Parisien


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