Bowie making a reference to Shakespeare’s Hamlet during the “Serious Moonlight” tour in the 1980s. Bowie was a constant reader and brought his reading into all aspects of his work. Photo: Corbis

What Bowie read: a rock’n’roll polymath’s eclectic reading

The late artist was a voracious bibliophile, and incorporated many literary references from a huge variety of sources into his work

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Bowie making a reference to Shakespeare’s Hamlet during the “Serious Moonlight” tour in the 1980s. Bowie was a constant reader and brought his reading into all aspects of his work. Photo: Corbis
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