Play the Literary Jukebox

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By Jason Boog Comments

Brain Pickings writer Maria Popova has created the Literary Jukebox, sharing a song and a related quote every day.

Check it out: “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.”

Josh Boston designed the logo and Debbie Millman helped inspire the project. If you are looking for more music and literary inspiration, explore our Spotify Playlists for writers below…

12 Spotify Playlists for Writers

1. Haruki Murakami Novel Playlist

2. Ann Patchett & Opera Playlist

3. Thomas Pynchon Inherent Vice Playlist

4. Brahms & the Great Depression

5. Eleanor Henderson’s Punk Rock Playlist

6. James Ellroy & Beethoven Playlist

7. Keith Richards Memoir Playlist

8. Henry Miller Classical Playlist

9. Geoff Dyer & Jazz Playlist

10. Lev Grossman Shares Writing Music Playlist

11. Patti Smith Memoir Playlist

12. James Joyce Classical Playlist