Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion
9780199567454   Product Code: 88041
This dictionary is ideal for those moments when you need to avoid mixing up Eris and Eros, to decide whether an allusion to Shangri-La or Xanadu is more appropriate, or to check where 'the horror, the horror' originated. The 1,900 entries include people, places, quotations and events that have given rise to everyday expressions and give examples of their recent use in journalism and fiction. This revised and updated third edition includes many new entries from modern popular culture and from non-English sources.