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  • Updated: September 8, 2010 - 8:18 AM

Here are Jonathan Franzen's five favorite books from required college reading -- and five songs he loves.

5 FAVORITE BOOKS FROM COLLEGE REQUIRED-READING LISTS

"Pudd'nhead Wilson," Mark Twain

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare"

"The Trial," Franz Kafka

"The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge," Rainer Maria Rilke

"Hedda Gabler," Henrik Ibsen

5 SONGS THAT HELPED

"Good to Be on the Road Back Home Again," Cornershop

"Casimir Pulaski Day," Sufjan Stevens

"Method Acting," Bright Eyes

"John Riley," the Byrds

"Annabelle," Gillian Welch

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