I’m love sick”, he delved into searingly painful emotions that resonated with generation after generation.didn’t just introduce the new electric, snarling Bob Dylan in 1965, it was emotion recollected in bitter disdain, the intricate rhyming and beguiling imagery, turning fans then and for ever more into analysts – “You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you, never understood that it ain’t no good, you shouldn’t let other people get their kicks for you.” And if you think that a decent literary critic could manage those lines ok, then try the next two lines: “You used to ride on a chrome horse with your diplomat who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat.” Not for nothing has Dylan’s poetry spawned not just books but a lucrative line in college professorships.His songs did very much tell the story of America in the 20th century, through the unforgettable imagery of songs like “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” to detail the threat and aftermath of a nuclear war, the prescience 10 years before Nixon’s impeachment of a line like “Even the president of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked” and so much more.Firstly, the prize should be and is for a lifetime of work.
It was finally given a general release in 2005 on No Direction Home: The Bootleg Series Vol 7.
Some might sneer at a singer-songwriter winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, but with a back catalogue that not only charts the struggle for civil rights in the US, but deals with the many afflictions of modern life, Dylan is the perfect choice But the Nobel judges also have it right.
He brought a new poetic expression to American song at a time, remember, when American song was still obsessed with moons, Junes and surfing.
An early working title for this song was "Freeze Out." Dylan was known to be living in the city in the autumn of 1965.
It's possible to imagine the feeling of riding out the night of the blackout in a cold apartment building surrounded by the eeriness of the dark, power-deprived city.