miércoles, octubre 12, 2005

Premio Nóbel 2005: Bob Dylan


Fue primero Alvaro Bisama que manifestó que entre sus preferencias al Nóbel está Bob Dylan. Efectivamente, Bob Dylan fue nominado al premio Nóbel por 8° año consecutivo. Y su candidatura al Nóbel tiene que ver con una visión más amplia de la literatura, que la estrictamente remitida narrativa o poesía. Es decir, la música de Bob Dylan también es considerada literatura. (Dato anecdótico: el "apellido artístico" de Bob Dylan es en honor a Dylan Thomas) Esta evolución interesante se da aún dentro de la Academia sueca.
En esa línea están también los que proponen al Nóbel, por ejemplo, al cineasta Ingmar Bergman, o bien a algún crítico literario (Harold Bloom).

Like a Rolling Stone
Bob Dylan
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Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People'd call, say, "Beware doll, you're bound to fall"
You thought they were all kiddin' you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin' out
Now you don't talk so loud
Now you don't seem so proud
About having to be scrounging for your next meal.
How does it feel
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?
You've gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely
But you know you only used to get juiced in it
And nobody has ever taught you how to live on the street
And now you find out you're gonna have to get used to it
You said you'd never compromise
With the mystery tramp, but now you realize
He's not selling any alibis
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
And ask him do you want to make a deal?
How does it feelHow does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknownLike a rolling stone?
You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns
When they all come down and did tricks for you
You never understood that it ain't no good
You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you
You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
Ain't it hard when you discover that
He really wasn't where it's at
After he took from you everything he could steal.
How does it feelHow does it feel
To be on your ownWith no direction home
Like a complete unknownLike a rolling stone?
Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people
They're drinkin', thinkin' that they got it made
Exchanging all kinds of precious gifts and things
But you'd better lift your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it babe
You used to be so amused
At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse
When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose
You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal.
How does it feelHow does it feel
To be on your ownWith no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

3 comentarios:

  1. Anónimo10:55 a.m.

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  2. Encuentro muy rica la lírica de Dylan.

    Sin embargo tengo mis reparos en cuanto a mezclar "categorías".

    Hay compositores que tienen letras increíbles, y si es necesario darles un reconocimiento creo que debe ser aparte del Nóbel de Literatura.

    Creo, sin ser un experto, que la composición de una letra de una canción dista en varios aspectos a la construcción de una novela, incluso a la de una poesía (pese a que pueden ser parecidas).

    No se que puedas decir tu como escritor, Omar. Yo no estoy evaluando la belleza de la obra sino su estructura, y la novela es mucho más compleja y exigente...

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  3. Peroslamente no tengo nada claro, ignacio. Pienso inicialmente que la literatura debe abrirse un poco más, si es que quiere encontrarse con el tiempo.

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