Study Guide

The Natural Allusions

By Bernard Malamud

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

  • David and Goliath (1.238)
  • Arthurian legend (1.238)
  • Sigmund Freud, "The Primitive Horde" (1.238)
  • Homer (1.240)
  • 1 Timothy 6:10 (4.44)
  • Judas Iscariot (4.46)
  • Isaiah 5:20 (9.182)

Historical References

  • Abraham Lincoln (4.46)
  • Rube Goldberg (8.66)