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Bob Dylan accused of borrowing some of Nobel lecture from study guide

LOS ANGELES: Bob Dylan has been accused of borrowing heavily for part of the Nobel Literature Prize lecture he finally delivered to the Swedish Academy last week. The singer-songwriter's remarks on how the book "Moby Dick" influenced him bear a close similarity to the SparkNotes summaries of the Herman Melville classic novel, according to an analysis on Slate.com. SparkNotes.com provides study guides for students in literature and other fields. Author Andrea Pitzer, writing on Slate.com on Tuesday, listed some 20…

Bob Dylan ponders literary links in ‘extraordinary’ Nobel speech

STOCKHOLM: Music icon Bob Dylan has delivered his long-awaited Nobel lecture, citing Buddy Holly and "The Odyssey" among his inspirations, a relief for the Swedish Academy after it honoured the songwriter with its prestigious literature prize for the first time. "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," Sara Danius, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, which awards the prize, wrote in a blog post on…

Bob Dylan finally accepts Nobel prize

STOCKHOLM: Bob Dylan on Saturday finally accepted his Nobel literature award in a secret meeting with the Swedish Academy, which honoured him for his poetry, local media reported.  Asked by Swedish public broadcaster SVT if Dylan had received his Nobel diploma and medal Saturday afternoon, Academy member Horace Engdahl said: "Yes", without making any further comments. The first songwriter to receive the prestigious award, Dylan has joined a celebrated group of laureates including Thomas Mann, Samuel Beckett, Gabriel…

Slow Train Coming: Dylan in Stockholm to accept Nobel

STOCKHOLM: After months of controversy, Bob Dylan was due in Stockholm on Saturday to finally grab his Nobel literature prize in a meeting with the Swedish Academy, which honoured him for his poetry. The first songwriter to receive the prestigious award, Dylan has joined the league of Nobel laureates including Thomas Mann, Samuel Beckett, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Doris Lessing. At a secret time and place, the famously reclusive Dylan is to receive his Nobel diploma and medal in a closed meeting at the weekend with…

Bob Dylan finally to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM: Music icon Bob Dylan will finally receive his Nobel Literature Prize this weekend at a meeting with the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, it announced on Wednesday. But no media will be allowed to cover the meeting, and the famously-reclusive Dylan will only give a lecture required of him in a taped version at a later date. The 75-year-old kept silent for weeks after he was announced as the Nobel literature laureate in October, and snubbed a ceremony in December to receive the prize. "The good news is that…

Clock is ticking on Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize money

STOCKHOLM: The Swedish Academy has warned that Nobel literature laureate Bob Dylan has until June 10 to deliver the traditional Nobel lecture, in order to receive the eight million kronor (840,000 euros, $910,000) that comes with the prize. The lecture, which can take nearly any form including a short speech, a performance, a video broadcast or even a song, must be held within six months of December 10, the date of the Nobel prize ceremony and the anniversary of the death of the prize's founder Alfred Nobel. "No phone…

Bob Dylan to perform in Sweden in April after Nobel no-show

Nobel literature laureate Bob Dylan will perform in Sweden in April, offering the singer a chance to give the lecture that is a requirement for getting the $870,000 prize. The media-shy Dylan declined to attend the Nobel ceremony on Saturday. But he is scheduled to perform in Stockholm on April 1 and 2 and in Lund in southern Sweden on April 9, his website said. In order to receive the prize, Dylan needs to give a lecture within six months from Dec. 10. It does not necessarily need not be delivered in Stockholm.…

Dylan to come to Stockholm next year: Swedish Academy

STOCKHOLM: Music icon Bob Dylan is expected to come to Stockholm next spring, as the winner of this year's Nobel prize in literature will skip the award ceremony in December, a Swedish academy member said on Friday.  Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, told public Swedish radio that she received confirmation from Dylan's manager. "Then he will have an excellent opportunity to hold his lecture," Danius said. Holding a lecture is the only requirement for the Nobel laureate and must be done within six…

Swedish Academy says Bob Dylan won’t attend Nobel prize ceremony

STOCKHOLM: American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature last month, has decided not to attend the award ceremony in Stockholm, the Swedish Academy said on Wednesday. The notoriously media-shy Dylan said three weeks ago he would accept the 8 million crown ($870,000) prize, after repeated attempts by the award-giving academy to contact him since it named him as the winner on Oct. 13. The Academy said on its website that it had received a letter from Dylan explaining that due to…

Nobel panel signals desire for Dylan song at ceremony

STOCKHOLM: The Swedish Academy said on Saturday that Bob Dylan is not obliged to attend the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm, but is required to hold some sort of lecture or even sing a song. Dylan could provide anything from a short speech, a performance, a video broadcast -- or even a song, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius, told the public Swedish Radio. "I hope he will do what he desires to do," she said, adding that the academy will "do everything it can" to adapt the festivities to his…