Bob Dylan, being the musical genius that he is, is also a bit of a recluse and shies away from the spotlight. So it probably didn’t help that he became the first songwriter to win the Nobel Prize for Literature back in 2016. And it also wasn’t necessarily comfortable to have to give a lecture about his chosen field in order to collect the award. But nonetheless, he finally did. In the 27-minute speech Dylan talks about literary works that have influenced his music, which turned out to be classics like Moby Dick and All Quiet on the Western Front. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Listen to the speech below: