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Bob Dylan Wins 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature

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Bob Dylan Wins 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature

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Bob Dylan Wins 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature

Bob Dylan Wins 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature

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Dylan won "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition," according to the citation by the Swedish Academy, the committee that annually decides the winner.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

When Bob Dylan was once honored back in the 1960s, he was asked by a reporter if he saw himself as a singer or a poet. And he responded, I think of myself as more of a song and dance man. As of today, Bob Dylan is a singing, dancing Nobel laureate.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN'")

BOB DYLAN: (Singing) And you better start swimming or you'll sink like a stone. Oh, the times, they are a-changin'.

INSKEEP: Dylan was awarded that honor by the Nobel Committee. He's always had that voice - Unbearable to some but powerful in expression because of what he had to say - sometimes poetry, sometimes stream of consciousness, always making you think.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "A HARD RAIN'S A-GONNA FALL")

DYLAN: (Singing) And I'll tell it and speak it and think it and breathe it.

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