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October 30, 2012

Introducing Literary Jukebox: Daily Book Quote Matched with a Song

Filed under: Verbatim — Tags: , , , — Bookblurb @ 7:04 am

By Maria Popova

An experiment in cross-pollinating the arts.

As a lover of both literature and music, I frequently find myself immersed in a passage, with a conceptually related song beginning to play in my mind’s ear. I recently started making such matches more consciously and was quickly drawn into a highly addictive exercise in creative intersections and associations. So I decided to make a little side project out of it. Enter Literary Jukebox, a minimalist site where I match a passage from a favorite book with a thematically related song each day. Sometimes, the connections will be fairly obvious. Other times, they might be more esoteric and require some reflection.

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