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Bob Dylan Explains His Roots, As Only He Can, With Nobel Lecture

In a brief lecture, Dylan considers his literary and musical precursors, from Buddy Holly to The Odyssey.
Bob Dylan, recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. / TORSTEN BLACKWOOD / Getty Images

Two months and change after he accepted his Nobel Prize for Literature in a small ceremony in Stockholm, Bob Dylan has delivered his Nobel Lecture, required of all laureates in order to finalize the award. "Now that the lecture has been delivered and made public, the Dylan adventure is coming to a close," writes Sara Danius, permanent secretary for the Swedish Academy, in a blog post

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