This will probably be a surprise to some of you–it is to me–that this is being posted here. Bob Dylan received, of course, the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. There is an obligation to give a speech before receiving a Nobel, and Dylan obliged. He named some literary works that held some influence on him, and one is the World War I classic, Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front.
Dylan’s lecture may either be read or watched here: https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2016/dylan-lecture.html