aristocratic drunkard mistreats his beloved wife, quarrels with everyone, and kills himself after a drunken bout. [Am. Lit.: Appointment in Samarra]
contentious and unloved salesman; commits suicide in despair. [Am. Lit.: Appointment in Samarra]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.