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.
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.
Posted by Stephanie