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Morrissey's Finest Literary Moments

As readers and fans in the US rejoice that Moz's memoir AUTOBIOGRAPHY will finally be available on December 3, 2013, we'll spend the final weeks with a review of the books that have inspired Morrissey's life and work.

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Neither Romantic poet nor Irish Nobel Prize winner stands a chance against Morrissey's beloved Oscar Wilde.


"Keats and Yeats are on your side, but you lose, because Wilde is on mine," declares Morrissey, in his classic response to plagiarism accusations.

Shelagh Delaney's provocative play "A Taste of Honey" was the inspiration for several songs, including This Night Has Opened My Eyes.

"I've never made any secret of the fact that at least 50 per cent of my reason for writing can be blamed on Shelagh Delaney"


He can quote Slaughterhouse Five, while reminding us that there are few things better than a great book.


Vonnegut's famous line "There's more to life than what you read in books," was referenced in Handsome Devil.