Three years before he passed, David Bowie made a list of the one hundred books that had transformed his life – a list that formed something akin to an autobiography. From Madame Bovary to A Clockwork Orange, the Iliad to the Beano, these were the publications that had fuelled his creativity and shaped who he was.
What this book teaches us more than anything else is that even the most unique, legendary and groundbreaking of artists always draw their inspiration from what came before. Here is a list of literary works that have inspired some great artists of our time.
Most quotes are cited from Radical Reads.