On literature and music....
Wells Tower (born April 14, 1973) is an American writer of short stories and non-fiction. In 2009 he published his first short story collection, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) to much critical acclaim. His short fiction has also been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, McSweeney's, Vice, Harper's Magazine, A Public Space, Fence and other periodicals.
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Books to give you hope: Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower
And the song... What a wonderful homage. So much beauty. I love this track.