‘I looked at the scenery, she read her magazine’: the circle of life in Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Bookends’

callie
callie
Apr 10, 2019 · 6 min read

‘Preserve your memories / They’re all that’s left of you’; it is with these words that the titular theme of Bookends leaves us. Despite coming out more than half a century ago, Simon & Garfunkel’s fourth studio album is miraculously just as relevant today than it was in 1968. The album managed to catch a weird…