Nobel da Literatura de 2016

Bob Dylan é o vencedor do Prémio Nobel da literatura de 2016. O músico folk de 75 anos, norte-americano, é o primeiro cantor a receber a distinção, por "ter criado novas expressões poéticas na grande tradição da canção americana", segundo revelou a secretária-permanente da Academia Sueca Sara Danius. "ele pode ser lido e deve ser lido", insistiu.

All Along the Watchtower
There must be some way out of here
Said the joker to the thief
There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief
Businessmen, they drink my wine
Plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth
No reason to get excited, the thief, he kindly spoke
There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke
But you and I, we've been through that, and this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late
All along the watchtower, princes kept the view
While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too
Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl
Compositores: Bob Dylan
Letras de All Along the Watchtower © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC