Listen to Bob Dylan's Long-Awaited Nobel Prize Lecture

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After much procrastination, Bob Dylan has finally accepted his Nobel Prize for Literature. While the ceremony was private, he delivered the lecture (required to claim the prize money) on Sunday to a small group of people, the Swedish Academy confirmed Monday.

In the speech, Dylan speaks of his songwriting, his love of Buddy Holly and folk music, and some of his favorite literature growing up. He also muses, “When I first received this Nobel Prize for Literature, I got to wondering exactly how my songs related to literature.” He wasn’t the only one.

You can listen to the entire lecture above and watch a Bob Dylan performance from the Paste Cloud below.