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The Hour of the Star

The Hour of the Star

by Clarice Lispector

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 and Philosophical References

Historical References

  • Emperor Charlemagne (3.95)

Pop Culture References

  • Coca-Cola (3.46) and (3.90)
  • Coty face powder (3.74)
  • Marilyn Monroe (4.230) and (4.291) and (4.313)
  • Greta Garbo (4.311)
  • Song, "Una Furtiva Lacrima" (4.207)
  • Mercedes (5.418)

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