NEW YORK, 29 marzo 2017– Alla fine Bob Dylan ha deciso di ritirarlo il Premio Nobel per la Letteratura, lo farà il prossimo weekend recandosi direttamente a Stoccolma come riferisce la rivista musicale americana Rolling Stone in un articolo pubblicato oggi nell’edizione online. Ecco un estratto:
“The good news is that the Swedish Academy and Bob Dylan have decided to meet this weekend. The Academy will then hand over Dylan’s Nobel diploma and the Nobel medal, and congratulate him on the Nobel Prize in Literature. The setting will be small and intimate, and no media will be present; only Bob Dylan and members of the Academy will attend, all according to Dylan’s wishes.”
However, while each Nobel honoree is required to deliver a lecture on their field of expertise – those lectures usually take place the week of the Nobel ceremony in December, but must be given within six months of the honor – Dylan will not hold his lecture this weekend. Instead, he’ll provide a taped version “at a later point,” which is allowed under Nobel rules.
After Dylan initially declined to acknowledge his unexpected Nobel Prize win in October – one Swedish Academy member wrote the singer was acting “impolite and arrogant” – he eventually said of the honor, “Amazing, incredible. Who dreams about something like that.”