Hello inspired by the thread about what we're currently reading, it made my try and remember as many songs that are clearly influenced by works of fiction/nonfiction, great or otherwise. These could be song titles, or songs/albums that basically re-tell the entire book. I then realised I can't think of very many. Surely there's thousands...
Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)
Bruce Springsteen - The Ghost of Tom Joad (John Steinbeck)
Titus Andronicus - Albert Camus (Is it a quote from The Plague or The Outsider that opens this?)
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank)
The Lawrence Arms - The Greatest Story Ever Told (Album-length concept album about Mikhail Bulkakov's The Master and Margarita)
Blur - Parklife (apparently Albarn was quoting it was partly inspired by London Fields by Martin Amis)
Iron Maiden - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Coleridge)
There's also an Al Stewart song that re-tells One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch by Solzenitczen as a song, and there's a Franz Ferdinand song about The Master and Margarita I forget the title of)
Points deducted if anyone says Seven Swans!