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by J.M. Coetzee

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary, Philosophical, and Art References

Film and Pop Culture References

Historical References

  • Chairman Mao Zedong, leader of the People's Republic of China from 1949-1976 (7.85)
  • Teresa Guiccioli, mistress of Lord Byron (10.61, 16.59; 20.47-75)
  • Thoth, Ancient Egyptian God of Wisdom (14.55)

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