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Music inspired by literature. Hell yeah Iggy Pop reads Dostoevesky. Does this help explain why he's such a loon? I don't know.
While we're melding literature and music, there's this: novelist Nick Hornby will be writing the lyrics for music by Ben Folds. It's been rumored for a while, but it looks like it's going to happen.
The fifty best author putdowns of other authors. Who did Faulker think would have been considered a fourth rate writer in Europe? Congrats, Mark Twain! You have been hated on!
Is masturbation literature's last taboo? Maybe so, but Philip Roth has been doing it for years. But then again, people think he's weird.
A Dead Poets' Remembrance Day? Let's make it happen.
Books are the most abundantly available item in the iTunes app store, but only account for 3% of overall purchases. What does this teach us? People like games more than books.