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Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya

by Anton Chekhov

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.

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Ivan Ivanovich Dimitriyev, 18th- and 19th-century Russian poet (1.115-17)
  • Don Juan (1.141)
  • Nikolay Aleksandrovich Ostrovsky, The Girl with No Dowry, 19th-century Russian play (1.265)
  • Konstantin Nikolayevich Batyushkov, 18th- and 19th-century Russian poet (2.19)
  • Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev, 19th-century Russian novelist (2.23)
  • Nikolai Gogol, The Government Inspector, 19th-century Russian play (3.322)
  • Horace, Ode I.28 "Three Handfuls of Earth" (3.29)
  • Ivan Ayvazovsky, 19th-century Russian artist (4.26)

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