Study Guide

Where'd You Go, Bernadette Allusions

By Maria Semple

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

  • George Orwell, 1984 (1.140)
  • Shakespeare, Othello  (5.12, referenced throughout)

Historical References

  • Bill Gates (1.49, referenced throughout)
  • Steve Allen (1.49)
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1.108)
  • Sir Francis Drake (1.228, referenced throughout)
  • Marie Antoinette (1.347)
  • Al Gore (1.390, referenced throughout)
  • Hillary Clinton (1.465)
  • Warren Buffett (1.688)
  • Sergey Brin (3.183)
  • John F. Kennedy (5.51)
  • George Washington (6.40)
  • Buzz Aldrin (6.49)

Pop Culture References

  • Joni Mitchell (1.171)
  • John Candy (1.171)
  • Guys and Dolls (1.184)
  • Grateful Dead (1.252)
  • Milton Avery (1.299)
  • Pearl Jam (1.315)
  • Cameron Diaz (1.390)
  • Dale Chihuly (1.442)
  • Stanley Kubrick (1.471, referenced throughout)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1.476)
  • Up (1.513)
  • Abbey Road (1.570, referenced throughout)
  • The Beatles (1.570, referenced throughout)
  • Apocalypse Now (2.72)
  • Prince (2.85)
  • Frida Kahlo (2.179)
  • Oprah (2.179)
  • Harry Houdini (2.199)
  • A Clockwork Orange  (2.228)
  • Friends (3.88)
  • Encyclopedia Brown (3.101)
  • Diana Ross (3.170)
  • Ben Affleck (3.178)
  • David Byrne (3.192)
  • Bewitched (3.200)
  • "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" (4.197)
  • "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" (4.197)
  • Eloise at the Plaza (5.5)
  • Kurt Cobain (5.22)
  • Courtney Love (5.22)
  • Morrissey (5.234)
  • Moulin Rouge (5.248)
  • A Hard Day's Night (6.74)
  • Funny Face (6.74)
  • That's Entertainment (6.74)
  • Xanadu (6.74)
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (6.99)
  • Happy Feet (6.140)
  • Michael Jackson (6.211)
  • Yellow Submarine (6.223)
  • Doris Day (6.274)
  • March of the Penguins (6.518)
  • Elvis (6.544)
  • Bart Simpson (6.598)
  • LeBron James (7.11)
  • Gloria Estefan (7.11)
  • Louise Nevelson (7.22)
  • Michael Vick (7.35)
  • Charles Barkley (7.35)
  • Lorenzo's Oil (7.51)
  • Ben Stiller (7.102)

Architectural References

  • Frank Gehry (1.171)
  • Frank Lloyd Wright (2.12)
  • Le Corbusier (2.12)
  • Miles van der Rohe (2.12)
  • Louis Khan (2.12)
  • Richard Neutra (2.12)
  • Rudolf Schindler (2.12)
  • Michael Graves (2.16)
  • Peter Eisenman (2.16)
  • Richard Meier (2.28)
  • Zaha Hadid (2.64)
  • Eileen Gray (2.64)
  • Julia Morgan (2.64)
  • Ann Tyng (2.64)
  • Marion Griffin (2.64)
  • Denise Scott Brown (2.64)
  • Robert Venturi (2.64)

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