Here is 1 group you do not usually hear related to celebrity feuds: the men and women who hand outÂ Nobel prizes.
But one among the academy is calling out Bob Dylan over his failure to react since its Oct. 13 announcement bestowing the Nobel Prize for literature into the 75-year-old singer. He is the first artist to acquire the literature award in the academy’s 115-year history.
Per Wastberg said Dylan’s lack of reaction to the honor the academy bestowed on him a week was predictable, but disrespectful nonetheless.
“You can say that it’s impolite and haughty. He’s who he is,” Wastberg was quoted as saying in Saturday’s edition of the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
He went on to say that Academy members have agreed to cease trying to contact him stating the ball is now in Dylan’s court.
Just two individuals have declined a Nobel Prize in literature. Boris Pasternak did from Soviet governments in 1958 and Jean-Paul Sartre, who declined all honors that are official, flipped down it in 1964.
The service have skipped before. Austrian playwright and novelist Elfriede Jelinek stayed home, citing a social strain.
Harold Pinter and Alice Munro overlooked the service in 2005 and 2013.
Dylan’s attitude might be explained by lyrics out of his 1981 tune The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar:Â “Attempt to be pure at heart, they arrest you for robbery. Mistake your shyness for aloofness, your excitement for snobbery.”