Like a Rolling Stone Baffled in Blue Blowin 'in the Wind and The times are a-Changin among Bob Dylan's best songs, however The writing of the 77-year-old singer is not limited to the lyrics. Dylan has also written poems, prose, an autobiography and a nearly four-hour film (which received terrible reviews).
A running showcase at the American Writers Museum in Chicago pays tribute to writer Dylan. The Bob Dylan: Electric exhibition, which will be on display until April 30, 2019, features dozens of Dylan's expansive careers.
"The world knows Bob Dylan as a prolific songwriter," museum president Carey Cranston said. "Bob Dylan: Electric" gives the public an opportunity to see how his writing has shaped more than just American music, but American literature as a whole. "
The period covers Dylan's "electric" career, beginning with his time making his electric guitar debut at the Newport Folk Festival in 1
Visitors can also visit Dylan's personal copy of The Catcher in the Rye which he read in the summer of 1961. He jotted down notes and drew scribbles in the back of the book, including a bottle of rye and the Words "good book". (Interestingly, a talent agent came to Dylan the following year and asked if he would play Holden Caulfield in a film adaptation of the book.) For better or for worse, that never came to fruition.
Dylan's writing won a Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016 At that time, the committee's decision to award them was a songwriter and no novelist was controversial. The New York Times called it a "disappointing choice" while the Scottish writer Irvine Welsh (author of Trainspotting ) was somewhat duller and called her "a poorly conceived nostalgic prize" by the rancid prostate of senile, eating hippies. "
However, Dylan accepted the award and eventually published a video describing his literary influences. Moby-Dick All quiet on the Western Front and The Odyssey si These are just some of the many inspirations of the singer-songwriter.