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Reference resources on literary allusions. Most are in print in the library's Reference Collection, unless otherwise indicated. Titles of print books link to more info about the resource in the VSC catalog.
For browsing purposes, books on allusions are at 422.03and 803.
Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870 for its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend.
Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and FableWith its unique blend of word and phrase etymology, cultural allusion and general knowledge, and its predilection for the esoteric and the unexpected, this title offers a richly diverse and entertaining exploration of the linguistic and cultural landscape of the modern world. It runs the whole gamut of contemporary culture, from American Psycho to Dadaism and G and T to Lara Croft.