The 15 Authors/Poets who have most influenced/affected me

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Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets included) who have always influenced you and will always stick with you:

Russell Hoban (for “Riddley Walker”)
George Orwell (for “Nineteen Eighty-Four”)
Robert Hunter (for his wonderful lyrics for the Grateful Dead)
Nicolai Gogol (for “Dead Souls”)
Knut Hamsun (for “Hunger” & “Mysteries”)
ee cummings (for “The Complete Poems”)
Yevgeny Zamyatin (for “We”)
Daniel Defoe (for “A Journal of the Plague Year”)
Robert Musil (for “The Man without Qualities”)
Antoine de St. Exupery (for “The Little Prince”)
Jean-Paul Sartre (for “Nausea” & “The Roads to Freedom” trilogy)
Alessandro Manzoni (for “The Betrothed”)
Jonathan Swift (for “Gulliver’s Travels”)
John Donne (for “The Complete English Poems”)
Wilfrid Owen (for “The Complete Poems & Fragments)

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