I Stand Here Ironing
by Tillie Olsen
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.
- The Great Depression and FDR's New Deal – "pre-relief," "pre-WPA" (9)
- V-mail (Victory mail) during World War II (45)
- The Atomic bomb – "atom-dead" (53)
- The Great Depression and World War II – "She is a child of her age, of depression, of war, of fear" (55)
- James Abbot McNeil Whistler, Arrangement in Grey and White: A Portrait of the Author's Mother (also known as Whistler's Mother) (1871) (51)
Pop Culture References
- Shirley Temple (36)
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