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A look at the iconic style of Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan

A look at the iconic style of Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan may have won this year’s Nobel Prize in literature for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” as the Swedish Academy said Thursday, but he’s always been known almost as much for his style as his compelling lyrics.

Dylan is the first musician to receive the literature prize and — in typical mysterious Dylan-esque form, he has yet to comment on winning the award. Before Dylan, the last American to win the prize was Toni Morrison in 1993.

While Dylan’s been mentioned as a possible winner over the years, the announcement nonetheless came as a surprise for those...

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