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Bob Dylan, who announced he would accept in person the Nobel Prize for Literature, was silent after it was announced he would receive the prize. Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bob Dylan speaks onstage at the MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala in Los Angeles. Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in October, though he has not yet accepted it. The Swedish Academy has announced he plans to do so this weekend in Stockholm. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Charles Lloyd (left) and Lucinda Williams recorded a live version of "Masters Of War" at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Nov. 28, 2016. Erik Jacobs, Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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Bob Dylan performs on July 4, 1978 at the Pavillon de Paris. Pierre Guillaud/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan Is A Literary 'Alchemist'

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Bob Dylan performs in Chicago in 1978. He is the first American to claim the Nobel Prize in literature since Toni Morrison won in 1993. Paul Natkin/Getty Images hide caption

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Bob Dylan as seen on the cover of Barney Hoskyns' Small Town Talk. Courtesy of the author hide caption

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Barney Hoskyns on Bob Dylan & Small Town Talk

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