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Bob Dylan publishing Nobel Prize lecture

Bob Dylan is publishing a book of the lecture he gave upon receiving the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature.
The folk-rock veteran musician chosen as the winner of last year’s (16) honour by members of the Swedish Academy. He went for months without accepting the prize and eventually collected the award in March (17), three months before he delivered the obligatory lecture that the Swedish Academy insist honourees give.
Copies of Bob’s lecture will be scarce however, as only 100 copies will be published, with each priced at $2,500 (£1,900).
In his lecture the Lay Lady Lay singer spoke about his love for his hero, rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Buddy Holly.
“If I was to go back to the dawning of it all, I guess I’d have to start with Buddy Holly,” he said. “He was the archetype. Everything I wasn’t and wanted to be. I had to travel a hundred miles to get to see him play… I wasn’t disappointed… He was powerful and electrifying and had a commanding presence. Out of the blue, the most uncanny thing happened. He looked me right straight dead in the eye, and he transmitted something. Something I didn’t know what. And it gave me the chills.”
His speech did spark controversy however, as sections bore a similarity to an online summary of Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick – a book Bob described as one of his inspirations.

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