Sometimes a good book sings louder with the right soundtrack. Now there's a highly personal website dishing out daily pairings of lit and song.
Culture curator Maria Popova calls it "an experiment in cross-pollinating the arts."
<p> She's just launched a website, <a href="http://literaryjukebox.brainpickings.org/">Literary Jukebox</a>, that doles out a single, curated song each day, paired with a quote from a favorite book of hers. She writes in a <a href="http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/08/09/introducing-literary-jukebox/">blog post</a> on her website <a href="http://www.brainpickings.org/">Brainpickings:</a><em> "</em>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." Now she's sharing that list of micro-literary soundtracks in a minimalist one-purpose website.</p><p> You can play the song, read the quote, then ponder the pairing as you get on with your day. It's as simple and focused as a lightweight app, but the point is cultural enrichment not remembering the milk. </p><p> "Sometimes, the connections will be fairly obvious. Other times, they might be more esoteric and require some reflection," she writes. </p><p> Today's track is <em>I Am the Boy for You</em> by Astrid Williamson paired with a passage from <em>The Letters of Virginia Woolf </em>where the author implores her beloved Vita Sackville-West to "throw off your man" and run to Woolf's arms.</p><p> We'll leave it to you to listen to the track and contemplate the connection further. And if you like either, you can buy the book or the song through a link on the site.</p>
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