I like music. My first job ever was at an alternative music magazine and I still love all things rock – from punk to folk. If it has a guitar in there someplace and some politics behind it, I’ll probably love it. One day, while listening to The Gaslight Anthem, their song called Great Expectations came on and it got me thinking – there are a lot of songs out there inspired by books.
Even if the song itself doesn’t seem like a summary, there’s still a parallel or a contrast for the listener to have in mind when listening to the music and thinking back to the written work. Here are a few songs I’ve found that have some tie in to literature: