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Postby Ordinary Boy » Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:07 am

One of the coolest young italian writers, Isabella Santacroce, said in a recent interview that her main influence came from Smiths lyrics. Though I like very much english contemporary culture, I'm not, it's understood, into it like who in England or, better, in the U.K., was born. Could you tell me if there's some british writer, or poet, who has admitted to be influenced by Smiths? Thank you!
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Postby helmoz » Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:48 am

JK Rowling is a huge fan of them, although she's never said directly that they influenced her writing.




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Postby thischarmingman » Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:15 pm

willy russell who wrote 'educating rita' also wrote a novel called 'the wrong boy' in which the story is told entirely through fan letters to Morrissey.

Also, though not english, douglas coupland's novels are full of smiths lyrics. One of his novels is called 'girlfriend in a coma.' I think he is Canadian. His books are ace aswell.
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Postby helmoz » Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:29 pm

oh i just remembered, doesnt the original book of "trainspotting" have references to "there is a light that never goes out" in it?




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Postby Bref » Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:13 pm

Kathy burke (actress in harry enfield etc) has said that the smiths had a huge influence on her. (I think she was in a morrissey video too)
also thom yorke says morrissey was a massive influence on his lyrics
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