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34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]

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literature galaxy 2500 Anthony, Piers & Jo Anne Taeusch. The Secret of Spring. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 76. "'Are you certain that little man is as evil as you say?' Iolanthe asked. 'He was strange, but seemed harmless.'

'Yes, well. So did Dr. Jekyll until he turned into Mr. Hyde,' Spring said.

'Who? Iolanthe asked, puzzled.

'Never mind. it's an old story. I have to get away before he finds me.' "

literature galaxy 2500 Drake, David. The Tank Lords. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 283. "...the vessels in the upper drawer rang like Poe's brazen bells. "
literature galaxy 2500 Gardner, James Alan. Expendable. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 137. "...like trying to put Humpty Dumpty back together again after an emergency evac blew him to bits. "
literature galaxy 2634 Forstchen, William R. Action Stations (Wing Commander). New York: Baen (1998); pg. 114. "'You might find him interesting. I think he'd enjoy reading your Sun Tzu [Art of War], or Machiavelli.' "
literature galaxy 2700 Emerson, Jane. City of Diamond. New York: DAW (1996); pg. 347. "Tal closed the book and put it down on the control panel. He said, more quietly, 'I am reading an Old Earth book called Pride and Prejudice. It is a work of fiction that purports to describe the relationships between men and women of that particular era. Is this enough for you?'

'I never saw you read fiction before.'

'With good reason. Very little of it makes any sense. I include this book in that statement.'

'Then why are you reading it?'

Tal's fingers tapped the surface of the control panel. 'It was recommended to me by our mutual friend Keylinn Gray who, as you point out, may be burning at this very moment.' "

literature galaxy 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 382. "I tell him about the poet John Keats, about his birth in 1795, his short and frequently unhappy life, and about his death from 'consumption' in 1821, in Rome, far from his friends and only love. I tell him about my staged 'recovery' in this very room, about my decision to take the name Joseph Severn--the artist acquaintance who stayed with Keats until his death--and, finally, I tell him about my short time in the Web, listening, watching, condemned to dream the lives of the Shrike Pilgrims on Hyperion and the others. " [More.]
literature galaxy 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 442. "...see the stars and thought of Yeats's poem 'A Pray for My Daughter': " [16 lines of the poem follow.]; "...Sol is reminded of part of a different and far more ominous poem by Yeats: " [14 lines, starting with "Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand "]
literature galaxy 2786 Clarke, Arthur C. The Songs of Distant Earth. New York: Ballantine (1986); pg. 116. "With tears in their eyes, the selection panels had thrown away the Veda, the Bible, the Tripitaka, the Qur'an, and all the immense body of literature--fiction and nonfiction--that was based upon them. Despite all the wealth of beauty and wisdom these works contained... Lost also in the great purge were virtually all the works of the supreme novelists, poets, and playwrights, which would in any case have been meaningless without their philosophical and cultural background. Homer, Shakespeare, Milton, Tolstoy, Melville, Proust--the last great fiction writer before the electronic revolution overwhelmed the printed page--all that was left were a few hundred thousand carefully selected passages... The superb twenty-fifth century recreation of the Odyssey, the war classics that looked back in anguish across half a millennium of peace, the great Shakespearean tragedies in Feinberg's miraculous Lingua translation, Lee Chow's War and Peace... "
literature galaxy 3000 Bear, Greg. Legacy. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 82. "I studied Nkwanno's personal files again, trying to piece together the clues to unravel his code. There were many bookmarks in texts by Henry David Thoreau, laid in with quotes from Henry Place, the head ecologist during the construction of Thistledown. I tried combinations of these names and of various titles as keys, without success. Then, half by accident, I found a highlighted passage from Thoreau:

What is a country without rabbits and partridges? They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products; ancient and venerable families known to antiquity as to modern times; of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves on the ground. " [More on Thoreau, pg. 83.]

literature galaxy 3000 Burkett Jr., William R. Blood Lines. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 119. "'I've done a little research of my own. One story says Raven stole a 'bright ball' from the Sky Chief and gave it to humanity. Mr. Poe's bird was actually a kind of Salish Prometheus, according to Ball...' "
literature galaxy 3000 Foster, Alan Dean. The Howling Stones. New York: Ballantine (1998; c. 1997); pg. 25. "'What do I call you? Senior officer on site, Pulickel, Mr. Tomochelor, or just Pu, as in Winnie the?' "
literature galaxy 3000 Foster, Alan Dean. The Howling Stones. New York: Ballantine (1998; c. 1997); pg. 308. "It had to, since it was destined to be filed alongside On the Origin of Species, A General Theory of Relativity, and Proposals for a Special Gravitational Algorithm for Space-Plus Routing. "
literature galaxy 3000 Freireich, Valerie J. Impostor. New York: Penguin Putnam (1997); pg. 270. [John Donne] "There was a proverb Marcer's father had liked to quote when Marcer complained about Lavi Brice's religionist family connections: No man is an island, entire of itself. "
literature galaxy 3000 Freireich, Valerie J. Impostor. New York: Penguin Putnam (1997); pg. 259. [Coleridge's poem 'Xanadu'] "Reminded of an old poem, Marcer recited it under his breath:

'Weave a circle round him thrice,
And close your eyes in holy dread,
For he on honey-dew hath fed,
And drunk the milk of Paradise.' "

literature galaxy 3000 Saberhagen, Fred. Berserkers: The Beginning. New York: Baen (1998; c. 1967, 1979); pg. 134. Pg. 134: "'How does Browning's line go?' Mical mused, glancing down at Karlsen. ' 'Doing the king's work all the dim day long'--and now, this reward of virtue.' "; Pg. 174: "In his design programming, frequent reference is made to descriptive passages within a literary work by one Geoffrey Chaucer of Ancient Earth. The quote fantastic unquote work is titled The Knight's Tale.' " [More.]; Pg. 257: "CAPTAIN AHAB CHASES ALEWIVES, said one message... " [From Moby Dick. More.]
literature galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 75. "Among the things I had read in the Taliesin library were plays of the absurd like Waiting for Godot. I had the feeling that we had flown into some latitude of the absurd and surreal here. "
literature galaxy 3300 Brin, David. Heaven's Reach. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 341. "I must paw through the box of books I brought from Jijo and select tonight's reading. Last time, we had some Melville and Cousteau, but it seems that human authors are a difficult reach for many of these civilized hoons. I expect it will take a while for me to teach them the merits of Jules Verne and Mark Twain. "
literature galaxy 3418 Panshin, Alexei. Star Well. New York: Ace Books (1978; c. 1968); pg. 139. "The apparently frightening and hopeless situation may turn out to have a candy-cream interior. That has bee the main premise of the happy ending since the return of Ulysses. "
literature galaxy 3418 Panshin, Alexei. Star Well. New York: Ace Books (1978; c. 1968); pg. 152. "Only a Cyrano fights and talks at the same time; most men lack both the lungs and the wit to compose as they fight, and as they conclude, thrust home. "
literature galaxy 3419 Panshin, Alexei. The Thurb Revolution. New York: Ace Books (1978; c. 1968); pg. 30. "As Sophocles later introduced the third actor, making possible the menage a trois, Aeschylus is given credit for the second actor who made possible that standard tear-jerker so valued by the Greek audience and all those that have followed--the Recognition Scene. Literature is full of incognito wanderers home after ten years of adventure, anxious to be discovered and loved. "
literature galaxy 4000 Harrison, Harry. Bill, the Galactic Hero. New York: Avon (1975; c. 1965); pg. 94. "When Odysseus returned from his terror-haunted voyage he spared Penelope's ears the incredible details of his journey. When Richard Lion-Heart, freed finally from his dungeon, came home from the danger-filled years of the Crusades, he did not assault Queen Berengaria's sensibilities with horrorfull anecdotes... "
literature galaxy 4004 Drew, Wayland. The Master of Norriya in The Erthring Cycle (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (c. 1986); pg. 577. "'You know about the Abbreviators, those whose job it was to place abstracts and summaries and synopses into the memory of SKULD. It was for the convenience of everyone, they said. No one had time to read, they said, at least not all that excessive verbiage. Two pages became the measure. In their hands, everything became two pages long. The Bible, The Tempest, The Republic, Paradise Lost. There they were, neatly capsulized in the memory of SKULD, waiting to be printed out on two pages. So, of course, for the thousands of novices who read nothing else, those summaries became the work. "
literature galaxy 4500 Herbert, Brian & Kevin J. Anderson. Dune: House Atreides. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 21. Pg. 20-21: "'Suffering is the great teacher of men,' the chorus of old actors said as they stood on the stage, their voices in perfect unison... Their costumes were colorful, if not entirely authentic. The props--the facade of Agamemnon's palace, the flagstoned courtyard--showed a realism based only on enthusiasm and a few filmbook snapshots of ancient Greece.

The long play by Aeschylus had already gone on for some time... The dark-skinned Lady Helena, dressed in her fine gown, took seriously the ponderous words of the Greek chorus. 'Pay attention to the context. It's your family history, after all. Not mine.'...

The Dukes had made an annual tradition of performing the classic tragedy of Agamemnon, the most famous son of Atreus and one of the generals who had conquered Troy. "; Pg. 22: Clytemnestra, Cassandra [More, not in DB.]

literature galaxy 4600 Weber, David & Steve White. In Death Ground. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 381. "Only a few got through, but a few were too many. KONS Athnak, Noizuwha, Vhertygho and Pilko were destroyed outright, and the air-bleeding wreck of TFNS Voltaire, the only Terran CA to survive, turned to limp back to Alowan. "
literature galaxy 13575 Herbert, Frank. Children of Dune. New York: Berkley (1976); pg. 265. "For a time he amused himself by reviewing Chaucer's route from London to Canterbury, listing the places from Southward: two miles to the watering-place of St. Thomas, five miles to Deptford, six miles to Greenwich, thirty miles to Rochester, forty miles to Sittingbourne, fifty-five miles to Boughton under Blean, fifty-eight miles to Harbledown, and sixty miles to Canterbury. it gave him a sense of timeless buoyancy to know that few in his universe would recall Chaucer or know any London except the village on Gansireed. St. Thomas was preserved in the Orange Catholic Bible and the Azher Book, but Canterbury was gone from the memories of men, as was the planet which had known it. There lay the burden of his memories, of all those lives which threatened to engulf him. He had made that trip to Canterbury once. "
literature galaxy 22995 Benford, Gregory. Foundation's Fear. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 69. "'Poet, tragedian, historian.' He leaned forward and with a wicked wink whispered, 'I style myself Voltaire. Freethinker. Philosopher King.'

'Besides the King of Heaven and His son, I call but one man King. Charles VII of the House of Valois. And I'll call you Arouet until my royal master bids me do otherwise.'

'My dear pucelle, your Charles is dead.'

...'An insistence I most dearly paid for,' she retorted, remembering how the bishops badgered her about her male attire... "; Pg. 70: "'No, I do not. There is no virtue greater than chastity in women--or in men. Our lord was chaste, as are our saints and priests.'

...'And what of him?' Voltaire talked right over her... " [More, apparently quoting from Voltaire's Candide, or using characters from that book, pg. 69-71, 80-84, 87-130, etc. Voltaire himself (or a simulation or robot or something) is a major character in this novel. Candide mentioned by name pg. 112.]

literature galaxy 22995 Benford, Gregory. Foundation's Fear. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 99. Pg. 99: Locke
literature galaxy 22995 Benford, Gregory. Foundation's Fear. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 224. Pg. 224: "Voltaire without his words was like Samson without his locks, Alexander without his sword, Plato without Ideas, Don Quixote without his fantasy, Don Juan without women . . . and Fray Tomas de Torquemada without heretics, without apostates, without unbelievers like Voltaire. "; Pg. 311: "Peak Voltaire smiled. 'Falstaff cried in The Merry Wives of Windsor, 'Let the sky rain potatoes!'--because the new luxury vegetable of that time...' "
literature galaxy 23000 Bear, Greg. Foundation and Chaos. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 25. "None of these possibilities seemed likely He resigned himself to the most probable fate: ten more years in this crippled ship, until his minifusion power reserves ran down, with nothing important to do, a Robinson Crusoe of robots, lacking even an island to explore and transform. "
literature galaxy 23000 Bear, Greg. Foundation and Chaos. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 196-200, 225. [Section about a simulated computer personality Voltaire, discussing philosophy and wisdom.] Pg. 225: "And with this came another realization: Voltaire was not an illusion, nor a delusion. Voltaire had known about the prairie fire before Lodovik had found the slim evidence in the histories... Voltaire supplied some of his own history. A sim patterned after a historical figure named Voltaire, unleashed by members of Hari Seldon's Project decades before, during his time as First Minister, and finally given its freedom by Seldon himself. " [More.]
literature galaxy 33992 Harrison, Harry. The Stainless Steel Rat for President. New York: Bantam (1982); pg. 106. "While I was doing this I did a speed read through O'Neill's book. It was a revelation... My previous reference book for political chicanery was The Education of a Prince by Mac O'Velly. But this was a nursery primer compared to O'Neill's masterpiece. " [The Prince by Machiavelli.]
literature Georgia, USA 2025 Cool, Tom. Infectress. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 173. "'...Meta was his 'Finnegans Wake.'...' "
literature Georgia: Atlanta 2067 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 252. "Not one of my better-received analogies. Johan, Michael and Gabriel, Casta, Newlyn and Alex--they all stopped chewing to look at me: Scarlett O'Hara, Ph. D. in Comparative History. "
literature Germany 1944 Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1969); pg. 53. Pg. 53-54: The Three Musketeers (also pg. 61-62, 64, 136, 198, etc.); Pg. 111: Valley of the Dolls; Pg. 125: The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (also pg. 133); Pg. 129; The Brothers Karamazov by Feodor Dostoevsky; Pg. 132: Maniacs in the Fourth Dimension, by Kilgore Trout; Pg. 217: Ivanhoe; Pg. 264: Uncle Tom's Cabin
literature Germany 2001 Stroyar, J.N. The Children's War. New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 458. "...the beautifully bound volume was William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience. "
literature Guernsey 1944 Allred, Lee. "The Greatest Danger " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 204. "An American William-Burroughs tape recorder lay on the table. "
literature Hawaii 1925 Sanders, William. "Billy Mitchell's Overt Act " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 162. Ernest Hemingway
literature Hawaii 1994 Simmons, Dan. Fires of Eden. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1994); pg. 16. Pg. 16: "...had a hump like... Quasimodo. "; Pg. 56: Voltaire, Diderot, Rousseau; Pg. 152: "'...It seems difficult to imagine Diderot or Voltaire or Lessing or Rousseau or David Hume having any understanding of this epistemological worldview.' "
literature Hegira 1979 Bear, Greg. Hegira. New York: Tor (1989; 1st printed 1979); pg. 7. "'I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,
Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth
Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air,
Morn came and went -- and came, and brought no day . . .'

--Darkness, by Lord Byron "

literature Helliconia 3700 Aldiss, Brian W. Helliconia Winter. New York: Atheneum (1985); pg. 101. "Distant colonies were left to fend for themselves, marooned here and there on semihabitable worlds like so many Crusoes on desert islands. "
literature Idaho 1961 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 196. "'The two men I admired most killed themselves with guns,' said Dave. 'One was Ernest Hemingway. I guess the why was because he couldn't write anymore. The when was July '61. The where was the foyer of his house in Ketchum, Idaho The how was a double-barreled Boss shotgun...' "
literature Idaho 1961 Simmons, Dan. The Crook Factory. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 1. "He finally did it on a Sunday, July 2, 1961, up in Idaho, in a new house which, I suspect, meant little to him, but which had a view up a valley to the high peaks, down the valley to the river, and across the valley to a cemetery where friends were buried.

I was in Cuba when I heard the news. There was some irony in this, because I had not been back to Cuba in the nineteen years since my time with Hemingway...

'Did you hear, senor?' said the... bellman...

'What?' I said...

'The writer is dead,' said the old man...

'What writer?' I said...

'Senor Papa,' said the old bellman...

I froze... 'Hemingway?' I said.

'Yes,' said the old man...

'How?' I said.

'Gunshot,' said the bellman. 'In the head. By his own hand... Two days ago... In the United States.' "

literature Idaho 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 115. "I won't know either way until the time comes, he realized. Like an existentialist, I will infer my state from the actions I perform. Thought follows deed, as Mussolini taught. In Anfang war die Tat, as Goethe says in Faust. In the beginning was the deed, not the word, as John taught, John and his Logos doctrine. The Greekization of theology. "
literature Idaho 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 121. "So much for those who say theology is worthless from any practical standpoint. Those, the 'once-born,' as William James put it years ago. In another world.

...Oscar Wilde... I know that poem. 'I saw Eternity and other night.' Henry Vaughan. Called 'The World.' Seventeenth century, English...' "

literature Idaho 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 129. Pg. 129: "Reader's Digests... Playboy "; Pg. 130: Rilke's 'Abend' (quoted in full, all 12 lines, in German.]; Pg. 156: "'To quote the great mathematician, Eric Bell, 'All creeds tend to split into two...' "; Pg. 177: Milton
literature Illinois 1960 Simmons, Dan. Summer of Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1991); pg. 55. Pg. 55: The Turn of the Screw; Pg. 164: "There weren't any mysteries in Elm Haven--no Nancy Drew or Joe Hardy adventures with secret passages and clever clues... "; Pg. 200: Odysseus; Pg. 207: "Dale's reading was precocious--he'd read Treasure Island and the real Robinson Crusoe by fourth grade... "; Pg. 256: "...and there was a bandage wrapped around his head that reminded Duane of Crane's Red Badge of Courage. He tried to imagine Jim Harlen as Henry Fleming. "; Pg. 406: "'A Vince Price film, I believe, sir,' said the man. 'A motion pictured called The House of Usher.' "; Pg. 494: The House of Usher; Edgar Allan Poe; "Masque of the Red Death " (also pg. 501)
literature Illinois 1960 Simmons, Dan. Summer of Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1991); pg. 175. "Duane looked at some of the volumes stacked on his study table: Guicciardini's History of Italy, Machiavelli's The Prince and his Discourses and extracts from The History of Florence and the Affairs of Italy, Piccolomini/Pius's chatty Commentaries, Gregorovius's volume on Lucrezia, Burchard's Liber Notarum with its notes... "
literature Illinois 2001 Bradbury, Ray. From the Dust Returned. New York: HarperCollins (2001); pg. 37. Pg. 37: "'You did not come, child. You were found. Left at the door in a basket with Shakespeare for footprop and Poe's Usher as pillow...' ";

Pg. 100: "...books titled Was God Ever Home?...'Hamlet!' she cried, 'his father, yes? A Christmas Carol. Four ghosts! Wuthering Heights. Kathy returns, yes? To haunt the snows? Ah, The Turn of the Screw, and . . . Rebecca! Then--my favorite! The Monkey's Paw! which?' "

literature Illinois: Chicago 2100 Dickson, Gordon R. Necromancer. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1962); pg. 39. Pg. 39: "'...We'd be very glad to get someone with the qualifications of Milton or Einstein...' "; Pg. 150: "'She's Finnish, you know--you know where her name comes from?'

'No,' said Paul. 'No, I don't.'

'The Kalevala--the Finnish national epic. Longfellow wrote his Hiawatha poem from it.'

'No,' said Paul, 'I didn't know.'

...'Kelava had three sons. Handsome Lemminkaimen, the art-smith, Ilmarinen, and the ancient Vainamoinen... Vainamoinen invented the sacred harp--Kantele. And she is a harp, our Kantele. A harp for the hand of gods or heroes...' " [More.]

literature India 1950 Barton, William. "Home is Where the Heart Is " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 227. Pg. 227: "'No, dis vun over hier, Sambo . . .' says Hartmann, who can't remember his new name, and can't get the story straight. Verdammt idiot. No tigers in Africa, Hartmann. The story of little black Sambo comes from Dravidian India. ";

Pg. 230: "Sahib Log's Hindi. I know that much from Kipling. It means Master Race. "

literature India 1974 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 148. Pg. 148: "...little Indian boy... glanced around the playroom... his nose buried in a large hardcover book that was much too thick to be either Curious George or Green Eggs and Ham. She squinted to make out the title of the book, and gulped audibly when she saw that it was Dante's Divine Comedy--in the original Italian, no less!' "; Pg. 151: "'The Inferno is the most entertaining part, naturally, although I prefer Paradise Lost.'.. Have you read Milton?' "
literature India 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 334. "All the history of the Bible and the Iliad and Herodotus and Gilgamesh and everything that had been pieced together by archaeologists and anthropologists... "
literature India: Calcutta 1977 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 27. Pg. 27: "'I quit in disgust when a fool professor would not accept my paper on Walt Whitman's debt to Zen Buddhism. An arrogant, parochial fool.' "; Pg. 55: Vladimir Nabokov; Pale Fire; Ada; Lolita; Pg. 212: Walt Whitman
literature Israel: Jerusalem 1988 Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 40. Pg. 41-41: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, discussed in some detail. Tom Robinson; Mayella Ewell; Maycomb, Alabama; Jean Louise; Atticus Finch; Reverend Sykes
literature Italy 1943 Ondaatje, Michael. The English Patient. London, UK: Bloomsbury (1996; c. 1992); pg. 11. Pg. 11: "With a crack of separation, as if it were being dismantled from one single unit, she pulled out The Last of the Mohicans and even in this half-light was cheered by the aquamarine sky and lake on the cover illustration, the Indian in the foreground. "; Pg. 12: "She felt like Crusoe finding a drowned book that had washed up and dried itself on the shore. A Narrative of 1757. Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth "; Pg. 16: The Histories by Herodotus; Pg. 61: The Last of the Mohicans; Pg. 93: "travelling with the older wanderer in Kim or with Fabrizio in The Charterhouse of Parma... "; Pg. 96: Kipling; Herodotus' Histories; Pg. 240-242: Odysseus; Pg. 241: Tolstoy; Aeneas [Some other literature refs., not in DB.]
literature Italy: Rome 2437 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 149. "The Spanish Stairs were destroyed in the fission wars of the late twentieth century. They were rebuilt... turning the stairs into a stepped Galleria. The dome of the Galleria cut off the view from the death chamber in Keats's house. No longer would visitors peep through the narrow window and see the last sight that met the dying poet's eyes. "
literature Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 59. "...same logic as the infinite number of monkeys with the infinite number of typewriters cranking out Julius Caesar and I, the Jury. "
literature Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 72. "A paperback novel entitled Power Chord, by an author he had never heard of. "
literature Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 141. "'This fruit of an English professor wanted us to write a twelve-page paper on the Beat poets,' she told me. 'You know, Ginsberg, Kerouac, Burroughs, that bunch?' "
literature Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 244. "'...But my guess is that she sees you as some romantic, questing Don Quixote figure.'

'Don Quixote was a deluded fool.'

'Uh-huh.' "

literature Kansas: Smallville 1978 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Last Son of Krypton. New York: Warner Books (1978); pg. 73. Pg. 73: "He [Clark Kent, as a precocious toddler] often came out with statements like, 'Me want finish reading Tale of Two Cities,' and then he did precisely that.

The Kents decided early that at least for awhile they were going to screen his influences very carefully. Martha Kent held, for example, that stories of cutthroats and street urchins of the type Dickens wrote were not the sort of things Clark should be exposed to. She put the Bible and lots of Horatio Alger on his reading list. If he were going to insist on reading, she thought, it might as well be decent material. Land sakes, he can wait for Tom Sawyer until he's assigned it in school. "; Pg. 76: "The last son of Krypton was an instant star. Martha Kent's Horatio Alger books finally seemed to make a little sense. "

literature Kansas: Smallville 1978 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Last Son of Krypton. New York: Warner Books (1978); pg. 73. "By the time Clark Kent was old enough to start the first grade he had been exposed to the wisdom amassed over ten thousand years of human history on Earth. He was even able to extrapolate a bit on that wisdom. He could have discoursed with Decartes and Locke. In an apparent contradiction, he held Hobbes and Nietzsche and their ideas of the natural superiority of certain members of society, in contempt. Martha Kent appreciated the influence of her reading list, but she suggested that he substitute simple rejection for the contempt. "
literature Kiribati 2040 Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 371. "'Kiribati?' Quentin's placid face crinkled into a mild frown. 'Where the hell's that?'

Knowing that she was taking her husband's career in her hands, she said, 'Way out in the middle of the Pacific. They used to be called the Gilbert Islands, I think.'

Once her words reached him, his frown dissolved. 'The Gilberts? Robert Louis Stevenson lived there! He loved it! Said it was the best place on Earth.' "

literature Louisiana: New Orleans 1990 Rice, Anne. The Witching Hour. New York: Ballantine (1993; c. 1990); pg. 37. Pg. 37: Great Expectations; David Copperfield (Also pg. 27, 39, 43, 71, etc.); Pg. 54: My Fair Lady; Caligula; Maxim Gorky's The Lower Depths; James Joyce; Ulysses in Nighttown; La Boheme; Pg. 202: "...was from Orpheus Descending, a Tennessee Williams play. "; Pg. 505: Bronte sisters; Dickens; Wuthering Heights; Jan Eyre; Pg. 1033: War and Peace [May be some literary refs. not in DB.]
literature Luna 2100 Aldiss, Brian. "A Matter of Mathematics " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001); pg. 103. "The French master, Gustave Flaubert, when asked where he found the model for the central tragic figure of Emma in his novel, Madame Bovary, is said to have replied, 'Madame Bovary? C'est moi.' Certainly Flaubert's horror of life is embodied in his book. The novel stands as an example of a proto-recreational. "; Edmund Husserl


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