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The reaction in the room as it is announced that Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

There's a gasp and a grand mix of pleasure and excitement sounds:So I guess in some way this is also a prize for the American song tradition, to which Bob Dylan belongs, and within which he created new poetic expressions. The word "tradition" appears in no Bob Dylan song, but Bob Dylan is very devoted to the tradition, and you can really experience that if you listen to his old "Theme Time" radio shows.
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