Not only the first man ever to win a Nobel Prize for literature as a songwriter but the first one to redefine the boundaries of literature. The first one to broaden our narrow horizons that confine literature typically related to old conventions. The first one to modify or widen the definition of literature as a ‘written text’ to one that can also be recited or sung! Conferring this prestigious award on him the board clarified that they gave it for his new poetic expressions that fitted in the American song writing. Literature can be anything that is an amalgamation of emotions & incites the same…be it written or sung!!
Feels good when conventions change & horizons broaden!
-Aditi Mehrotra (@fashionredefine)