Carolyn Hester

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Bob Dylan performs in Los Angeles on Jan. 12, 2012. Dylan was named the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, marking the first time the prestigious award has been bestowed upon someone seen primarily as a musician. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for literature is something even he could not have prophesied with his pen when we were young musicians together in Greenwich Village. I was astonished at the news, overjoyed. A sense of validation swept over me. It seems we built a long-lasting platform of sorts, a fortress of folk music, that can still carry the strength of our convictions.

Not everyone agrees with my delight about Dylan’s prize, and he has barely acknowledged it. But I am buoyed that his messages might inspire us again to act on those convictions.

The night Dylan introduced himself to me at Gerdes Folk City, I was struck by how pale and thin he was, looking as if he just stepped out of the pages of a Charles Dickens novel.…  Seguir leyendo »