Michaelangelo Matos

Bob Dylan in 1965

Bob Dylan's Five Greatest Story Songs

Why'd Bob Dylan win the damn Nobel Prize for Literature? Maybe it’s because he’s such a damn artful storyteller — when he’s not just stringing together glittering phrases or pouring out his broken heart, Dylan’s got quite a narrative gift, even (or especially) when he filters it through his equally fecund gift for cockeyed surrealism. Here are five prime examples of Dylan the storyteller, in chronological order.