NABOKV-L post 0017534, Tue, 30 Dec 2008 11:58:25 -0500

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10 famous songs inspired by books

December 30, 8:23 AM
by Michelle Kerns, Book Examiner

It shouldn't be any surprise that, like alcohol and literature, music and literature are a match made in heaven. It's especially sweet though when a musician writes a piece in response to a literary work they've read. How many of these songs did you know were inspired by a book?

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Don't Stand So Close to Me from The Police's Zenyatta Mondatta
Vladimir Nabokov's notorious Lolita was the inspiration for this song of May/December "romance."

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