Who/What has had the biggest influence on literature throughout history?

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Icantthinkofausern
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Shakespeare is a classic answer, but does anyone have any other ideas?
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Dickens?
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Gutenberg.
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Religion, without a doubt. Religion has influenced our art, way of life, building styles, writing script, and even... bedroom practices!
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The invention of paper...soooo.....the Chinese I guess
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Religion, without a doubt. Religion has influenced our art, way of life, building styles, writing script, and even... bedroom practices!
Very good point! Other than Milton's paradise lost could you give me specific examples?
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Oedipus Rex and other Greek writings ... Religious beliefs in writing go back a long time.

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