October 31, 2014

Bruce Springsteen's Taste in Books

This has nothing to do with our book club.  This is a NYTimes story about what Bruce Springsteen likes to read.  He's got fabulous taste, so I'm putting the books/authors I haven't already read on my "to-read" list.  How mind-blowing is this:  Flannery O'Connor is a prime influence on his music-writing.
These authors [Flannery O’Connor; James M. Cain; John Cheever; Sherwood Anderson; and Jim Thompson] contributed greatly to the turn my music took around 1978-82. They brought out a sense of geography and the dark strain in my writing, broadened my horizons about what might be accomplished with a pop song and are still the cornerstone literally for what I try to accomplish today.

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