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Award-Shunning Dylan Now Yanks Mention of Nobel Win from Book Ad

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 Bob Dylan in Sweden. (AP)

By    |   Friday, 21 Oct 2016 10:59 AM

It looks like Bob Dylan wants absolutely nothing to do with the Nobel Prize he won for literature.

First, the iconic folk singer and composer of such songs as "Blowing in the Wind" and "Mr. Tambourine Man" ruffled feathers by not returning repeated calls from Nobel officials who want to give him his award.

And now, all references to him winning the Nobel have been mysteriously scrubbed from web pages touting a new book of his song lyrics.

The words "winner of the Nobel prize in literature" had been added to copy touting "The Lyrics: 1961-2012" on Dylan's official website. But now they're gone.

The Nobel committee made waves last week when it announced in Stockholm that Dylan, 75, would take the prize for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

Some traditionalists balked at the honor being bestowed on a songwriter — but their objections may be moot with Dylan's continued silence.

Past winners have included: Toni Morrison, Harold Pinter, Rudyard Kipling, W.B. Yeats, Sinclair Lewis, Pearl Buck and Herman Hesse, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Jean-Paul Sartre, Seamus Heaney, Mario Vargas Llosa and Alice Munro.

But Dylan's apparent new swipe at the Nobel is being chalked up by many of his diehard fans as Dylan just being Dylan.

The famously reclusive musician dropped out of sight after a serious motorcycle accident in 1967, only to emerge again for a concert tour with The Band.

And he's since appeared in movies, music videos and even commercials for Victoria’s Secret and Chrysler. So this may just be a temporary return to form.

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It looks like Bob Dylan wants absolutely nothing to do with the Nobel Prize he won for literature. First, the iconic folk singer and composer of such songs as "Blowing in the Wind" and "Mr. Tambourine Man" ruffled feathers by not returning repeated calls from Nobel officials...
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