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Literary Circles of Influence

You could probably guess that Shakespeare had some sort of creative influence on Jane Austen, but this handy infographic from Longshot magazine carries it a bit further, linking Tolstoy to Jim Morrison and Lord Byron to JJ Abrams. I find the Tolstoy to Muhammad Ali connections especially interesting.

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James Joyce as an influence on Jim Morrison? You flatter Morrison.

@noah: It's a sweater, not a ruffled collar. See the famous portrait of Hemingway on this page: http://www.worldculturepictorial.com/blog/content/work-legendary-portraitist-yousuf-karsh-celebrated-boston-exhibit-churchill-hepburn-picasso-
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Silly graphic. The web of influence is vastly more extensive than this. Each of those writers read thousands of books, and learned from each--if not what to do, what not to do.
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