Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Jonathan Lethem's Favorite Songs in Elle Magazine

Jonathan Lethem, bestselling novelist whose work is saturated with references to pop music (and who visits us on the portentous date of 9/11), lists his favorite songs in the recent issue of Elle magazine, including songs that served as inspiration in writing his new, critically-acclaimed novel, Dissident Gardens.


Among the songs is the 1961 "Talkin' Hava Nagila Blues" by a young Bob Dylan (still Robert Zimmerman, pictured here).

Listen to it here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rwrSGPd4ZE

For more on Lethem's upcoming visit to Albany visit:  http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/archives/lethem_jonathan13.html