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Analysis

The Plague Allusions & Cultural References

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.

Literature, Philosophy, and Mythology

Albert Camus: The Stranger (1.8.25)
Lucretius (1.5.6)

Historical Figures

Nostradamus (4.4.5)
St. Odilia (4.4.5)
Bishop Belzunce (4.4.16)

Pop Culture

Louis Armstrong (maybe): St. James Infirmary Blues (2.9.139, 2.9.229)
Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (4.1.22)

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