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Ziggy Stardust’s reading list

By Hazel M Ingrey, on 14 January 2016

As Term 2 begins, comfort yourself: even glam rock stars have reading lists.

A list of David Bowie’s top 100 books was published on his website in 2013. His reading list is heavy on 20th centry classics, from Capote’s ‘In cold blood’ to Stoppard, but also has a nod to the ancient (Dante and Homer) and the mystic, with Levi’s ‘Transcendental Magic’.  That last one isn’t held in UCL library, but many of the others are: take a look and enjoy reading the literature that helped shape this artist.

You can contribute your views on Bowie’s book choices using the Twitter hashtag #bowiebookclub – or, of course, set up your own reading list to inspire your students!


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