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Tender is the Night

Tender is the Night

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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.

Literature and Philosophy

  • James Joyce, Ulysses (1.2.27)
  • Le Temps (1.3.26)
  • The Saturday Evening Post (1.3.26)
  • The New York Herald (1.4.18)
  • Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (1.10.45)
  • Lewis Carroll (1.13.10.)
  • Jules Gabriel Verne (1.13.10)
  • Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué Undine (1.13.10)
  • D.H. Lawrence (1.13.15)
  • Louisa M. Alcott (1.17.2)
  • Madame de Ségur (1.17.2)
  • Sergei Diaghileff (1.20.55)
  • Brentano’s (1.20.77)
  • Edna Ferber (2.20.17)
  • Michael Arlen (2.21.16)
  • John Keats (2.22.10)

Historical References

  • Georg Carl Johann Antheil (1.2.27)
  • Ivan the Terrible (1.3.27)
  • François-Auguste-René Rodin (1.4.6)
  • John Tyler, Jr. (1.12.12)
  • Ulysses S. Grant (1.13.9, 2.1.15, 3.13.3)
  • Duncan Phyfe (1.12.16)
  • John Cheyne and William Stokes (1.21.26)
  • Sigmund Freud (2.1.3, 2.13.40)
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1.2.12)
  • Carl Jung (1.2.12, 2.13.40)
  • Emil Kraepelin (2.2.4)
  • "Mad" Anthony Wayne (2.10.11)
  • Mistinguett (2.10.32)
  • Picasso (2.10.32)
  • Paul Eugen Bleuler (2.13.40)
  • Auguste-Henri Forel (2.13.40)
  • Alfred Adler (2.13.40)
  • Chopin (2.14.17)
  • Lord Byron (3.4.6)
  • Buddha (3.4.11)
  • Stalin (3.4.11)
  • Anita Loos (3.7.65)

Pop Culture

  • Constance Talmadge (1.5.22)
  • "Au Clair de la Lune" (1.6.27)
  • "Yes, We Have No Bananas," (1.14.30)
  • Fatty Arbuckle (1.25.12)
  • "Hindustan" (2.5.22)
  • "Why Do They Call Them Babies?"(2.5.22)
  • "I’m Glad I Can Make You Cry." (2.5.22)
  • "So Long, Letty" (2.5.38)
  • Pas sur la bouche (2.10.32)
  • Norma Talmadge (3.1.13)
  • "The Wedding of the Painted Doll"
  • Ronald Colman (3.5.64)
  • John Held (3.5.73)

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