Study Guide

Goodbye, Columbus Allusions

By Philip Roth

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace (1.47)
  • Proteus (2.56)
  • Mary McCarthy (6.103)

Historical References

  • Gauguin (3.44)
  • Bob Mathias (5.127)
  • Edward R. Murrow (5.143)
  • Margaret Sanger (6.101)

Pop Culture References

  • Popular Mechanics (3.2)
  • Hedy Lamarr, Ecstasy (3.2)
  • This is Your Life (3.86)
  • Ma and Pa Kettle in the City (4.85)
  • Andre Kostelanitz (5.51)
  • Mantovani (5.51, 5.142)
  • Sports Illustrated (5.142)