See also Alison Bechdel’s artist’s website (Dykes to Watch Out For)
The following is an (as of yet) incomplete list of important literary, cultural, and mythical allusions/mentions/themes in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic.
Please feel free to add to the list!
Wallace Stevens’ poem “Sunday Morning”
James Joyce’s novel Ulysses (a modernist rewriting of Homer’s epic The Odyssey)
Albert Camus’ novel A Happy Death
Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina
Radclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
Theory (especially about lesbianism, feminism):
It’s A Wonderful Life
The Addams Family
Second-Wave Feminism, Lesbian History:
1920s Paris Left Bank lesbian literary salon scene, Sylvia Beach Shakespeare and Co. book shop) and Adrienne Monnier