Ulitskaya welcomes the award of the Nobel prize to Bob Dylan

Улицкая приветствует присуждение Нобелевской премии Бобу Дилану

By the will of the founder of the Nobel prize is awarded to those who work in the name of ideals of mankind, and the rock culture has always served these ideals, so the award of Bob Dylan — great event, says the writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya.

Earlier, the Swedish Academy, responsible for the award, said that the Nobel prize for literature for the year 2016 was awarded to Dylan “for the creation of a new poetic expression in the great American song tradition.”

“The awarding of the Bob Dylan seemed to me a wonderful, though unexpected. We are all accustomed to that literary prize is awarded to outstanding writers, but it is not quite so. In Nobel’s will States that the award should be given to those who work in the name of ideals of humanity. And rock culture largely served these ideals. Bob Dylan was always a man of the left, addressed to a private individual, speaking out against racism, against the Vietnam war, and against wars in General”, — told RIA Novosti Ulitskaya.

She added that the words of his songs, such as “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”, “to this day sounds as if written for today.”