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Bob Dylan delivers his Nobel lecture, listen it here


Bob Dylan who is a Legendary American singer-songwriter, has delivered his Nobel Lecture to the Swedish Academy in the form of an audio file.

Dylan was supposed to give  lecture no later than June and collect prize of  $900,000 in prize money.

Listen it here:


The speech, published as an audio file, with a text transcript, on the Academy’s website, starts “When I first received this Nobel Prize for Literature, I got to wondering exactly how my songs related to literature. I wanted to reflect on it and see where the connection was. I’m going to try to articulate that to you. And most likely it will go in a roundabout way, but I hope what I say will be worthwhile and purposeful.”

The Swedish Academy’s permanent secretary Sara Danius said in a statement published on the Academy’s website that “The speech is extraordinary and, as one might expect, eloquent.

“Now that the Lecture has been delivered, the Dylan adventure is coming to a close.”

Dylan did not turn up for the Nobel awards ceremony or banquet in Stockholm last year. Instead, then US ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji read Dylan’s thank-you speech at the banquet.

In the statement, Danius also thanked Dylan and his staff “for having cooperated so beautifully.”

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