Allusions and Intertextuality Essay

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Bob Dylan
- Bob Dylan is a famous singer-song writer and has been for five decades. His early lyrics incorporated a variety of political, social and philosophical, as well as literary influences.
- In 2008, a Bob Dylan Pathway was opened in the singer's honor in his birthplace of Duluth, Minnesota.
- Bob Dylan was refered to in the novel The Messenger when Ed was describing his bad his career was going at his age. "Ed Kennedy is 19 and very much aware of how little he has going for him. After all, both Salvador Dali and Bob Dylan were well on their way by the time they were his age." And also a song of Bob Dylans, ' The Hurricane ' was mentioned.
Salvador Dali
- Salvador Dali was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in
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- Pryor was listed at number one on Comedy Central's list of all-time greatest stand-up comedians.
- Rictchie has a tattoo of Jimi Hendrix on his right arm. But everyone thinks it looks more like Richard Pryor.
The Proclaimers
- A band formed by identical twins, Charlie and Craig Reid, they are probably best known for the songs "Letter from America", "I'm On My Way" and "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)".
- The band was one of The B-52s' touring partners on their Funplex tour in Australia and New Zealand in November 2009.
- The Proclaimers are first mentioned when Ed is searching through a record collect his dad gave him for The Proclaimers. The songs Two Scottish Nerds and Five Hundred Miles are mentioned.
Paul Newman
- He was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, professional racing driver and auto racing enthusiast. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money.
- Newman was a co-founder of Newman's Own, a food company from which Newman donated all post-tax profits and royalties to charity.
- Ed chose a movie staring Paul Newman to watch.
Sylvia Plath
- Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist and short story writer.
- Following a long struggle with depression and a marital separation, Plath committed suicide in 1963.

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