Sonny's Blues 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.
- The Korean War (79) – The Korean War isn't mentioned specifically, but this would make sense in terms of the time period of the story.
Pop Culture References
- Louis Armstrong (126)
- Charlie Parker (131)
- "Tis the Old Ship of Zion" (179) – a spiritual
- The Village (190) – New York City's Greenwich Village
- "God Be With You Till We Meet Again" (194) – a hymn
- "Am I Blue?" (235) – a jazz song
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