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Hyperion Allusions and Cultural References When authors give shout outs 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
John Keats (referenced throughout) Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales (1.44) William Butler Yeats, "News for the Delphic Oracle" (1.91) William Shakespeare (2.176) (3.56) Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, Broadway lyricist and composer (1.177) Neil Simon (1.177) Beowulf (2.321) (3.31) (3.304) Francis Bacon (3.23) Ovid (3.53) Hannah Senesh (3.53) Homer, The Odyssey (3.54) Charles Lamb (3.55) Robert Frost (3.56) William Wordsworth (3.56) William Gass (3.79) Plato (3.80) Bertrand Russell (3.81) Tycho Brahe (3.81) Mark Twain (3.92) John Milton (3.93) Lord Byron (3.93) William Butler Yeats (3.93) T.S. Eliot (3.93) Dylan Thomas (3.93) Delmore Schwart (3.93) Homer, The Odyssey, translated by F. Scott Fitzgerald (3.117) John Bunyon, Pilgrim's Progress (3.135) Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf (3.137) Mark Twain, Huck Finn (3.297) Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (3.391) David Hume (3.418) H.G. Wells, The Time Machine (3.418) Dante Alighieri (4.151) Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables (4.468) Soren Kierkegaard (4.534) (4.621) Immanuel Kant (4.534) William Butler Yeats, "A Prayer for my Daughter" (4.724) John Muir (5.66) Ezra Pound (5.354) (5.936) William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet (6.143) Historical References
Rachmaninoff (Prologue.1) Abraham Lincoln (Prologue.17) Winston Churchill (Prologue.17) Wagner (Prologue.25) Battle of Agincourt (beginning of Chapter 2) M.C. Escher (3.42) The Mayflower (3.59) Massachusetts Bay Colony (3.137) Hitler (3.139) Michelangelo's Pietà (3.467) Sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini (5.743) Joseph Severn, painter and friend of John Keats (5.750) (5.769) (5.770) Bach, Prelude (6.526) Pop Culture References
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