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From the books of Jane Austen to Carmen, great literature has often been the inspiration behind great music, as this gallery proves...
Published in 1937, this highly praised novella by John Steinbeck (pictured) tells the story of George and Lennie, who move from place to place in Depression-era California, searching for new job opportunities. American composer Carlisle Floyd turned it into an opera in 1969 which has been performed frequently within the U.S.A.
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