stockholm - Bob Dylan Saturday shone by their absence at the presentation of the Nobel Prizes in Stockholm. The American singer and songwriter had already announced that he know because of other commitments was unable to accept the Literature itself.
Although Dylan was absent, the audience was treated to yet his song A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall. Sung by singer Patti Smith, who was so nervous that they are a part of the song twice had to sing.
' Is that again? Sorry, I'm so nervous, '' said the singer after she was paralyzed. After deafening applause from the audience she was still on the track.
Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for his poetic creations in the American song tradition. He took two weeks before he gave a response, to the annoyance of some stakeholders.
Any resentment was Saturday not to notice anymore. Professor Horace Engdahl of the Swedish Academy praised the singer in a speech as one of the biggest artists in world history. ' Dylan has changed our idea of what poetry can be and how it works. ''