Saturday, August 28, 2021

Songs About Books, Short Stories and Poems - Author Last Name E


American Psycho

In PDF form, here is a list of songs about books - novels, short stories and poems. Since this week the list is authors with a last name starting with E, Brett Easton Ellis of American Psycho fame and Ralph Waldo Emerson sit firmly in the middle of it.

Enjoy and follow my blog to be notified about other great songs inspired from books as I move down the alphabet of authors.

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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Songs About Famous Novels, Short Stories and Poems - Author Last Name D


In PDF form, here is a list of great songs that were inspired by novels, short stories and poems. Since this week the list is authors with a last name starting with D, Emily Dickinson and Dante sit firmly in the middle of it. Dante, of course, inspired my trilogy that follows the characters of The Divine Comedy in a messed up modern world.

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Best Vampire Short Stories 1800-1849 Anthology Edited by Andrew Barger - Now at

My classic vampire anthology, which was a finalist in the International Book Awards, is now available for purchase at Unearthed from long forgotten journals and magazines, I found what I believe to be the very best vampire short stories from the first half of the 19th century. They are collected for the first time in this groundbreaking book on the origins of vampire lore.

The cradle of all vampire short stories in the English language is the first half of the 19th century. I combed forgotten journals and mysterious texts to collect the very best vintage vampire stories from this crucial period in vampire literature. In doing so, I found the second and third vampire stories originally published in the English language, neither printed since their first publication nearly 200 years ago. Also included is the first vampire story originally written in English by John Polidori after a dare with Lord Byron and Mary Shelley. The book contains the first vampire story by an American who was a graduate of Columbia Law School. The book further includes the first vampire stories by an Englishman and German, including the only vampire stories by such renowned authors as Alexander Dumas, Théophile Gautier and Joseph le Fanu.

I added my scholarly touch to this collection by including story backgrounds, author photos and a foreword titled "With Teeth." The ground-breaking stories are:

1819 The Vampyre - John Polidori (1795-1821)

1823 Wake Not the Dead - Ernst Raupach (1784-1852)

1848 The Vampire of the Carpathian Mountains - Alexander Dumas (1802-1870)

1839 Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter - Joseph Sheridan le Fanu (1814-1873)

1826 Pepopukin in Corsica - Arthur Young (1741-1820)

1819 The Black Vampyre: A Legend of Saint Domingo - Robert Sands (1799-1832)

1836 Clarimonde - Théophile Gautier (1811-1872)

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Saturday, August 7, 2021

Songs About Books and Short Stories - Author Last Name C - by Andrew Barger

We know that literature can be life changing. Great literature not only stands the test of time, but it can inspire songs by modern bands. I have been compiling a list of novels, short stories, and poems that have inspired modern songs. It is a very long list so I will be breaking it up alphabetically. This week we are moving on authors whose last names start with C. Think Camus, Capote, Cervantes, Coleridge, etc.

Carroll, Lewis Alice's Adventures in Wonderland “Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors” Radiohead

Cervantes, Miguel de Don Quixote "Don Quixote" Gordon Lightfoot

Literary Songs - Alphabetical by Author Last Name C

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