Two weeks after winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, staying silent and pissing off everyone in the process, Bob Dylan broke his silence and shared his reaction in a new interview.
- Says it's "hard to believe," and that it felt "amazing, incredible. Whoever dreams about something like that?"
- Says he "appreciates the honor so much"
- Will attend the ceremony "if it's at all possible."
- Is confused by everyone thinking he was ignoring the prize
- Nobel secretary Sara Danius, when announcing his win, compared his work to that of Homer and Sappho
- About this comparison, Dylan said: "I suppose so, in some way. Some of my own songs - “Blind Willie,” “The Ballad of Hollis Brown,” “Joey,” “A Hard Rain,” “Hurricane,” and some others - definitely are Homeric in value.”
- "I’ll let other people decide what they are. The academics, they ought to know. I’m not really qualified. I don’t have any opinion."