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- Shaping the series -

The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
-A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare

Dante Alighieri
Italian Poet, 1265-1321

John Milton
English Poet and Writer, 1608-1674

William Blake
English Poet, Painter, and Engraver, 1757-1827

Heinrich von Kleist
German Writer, 1777-1811

C. S. Lewis
English Writer, 1898-1963

There have been innumerable influences on Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, but certain major writers, poets, and artists made significant contributions to foster and nurture the literary concept that would later blossom into a series.

It's doubtful that we'll be able to accredit them all, but we can still try.

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