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Great Writers Inspire Great Writing

Alex Pryce considers how writers are readers, influenced and inspired by the works of other writers.

Taking as a starting point the literary afterlife of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, and the influence of Romantic John Keats on the First World War Poet Wilfred Owen, Alex discusses how writers are challenged by precursory writers, and introduces some theories of influence from T.S. Eliot and Harold Bloom.