Study Guide

Neuromancer Allusions

By William Gibson

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

Jules Verne (8.93)
Max Ehrmann's, "Desiderata" (8.93)

Historical References

Yakuza (1.71)
Mercator projection (4.63)
Alan Turing (5.20)
Yenishehir Palas Hotel (7.39)
Topkapi Palace (7.76)
Malcolm X (8.102) (Maelcum's character name is a dialect version of the name)
Babylon (8.67)
Marcus Garvey (9.1)
Ducal Palace at Mantua (23.77)

Artistic References

Kandinsky (1.78)
Dali's melting clocks (1.78)
Duchamp's "The Large Glass" (15.10)

Music References

The Meat Puppets (11.135)
Errol Brown (8.27) (Aerol, get it?)
Stepping Razor (8.110)

Pop Culture References

Gucci (11.54)
Bruce Lee and Clint Eastwood (18.2)

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