20 Awesome Examples Of Literary Graffiti

Thank you, graffiti artists, for making our streets a little bit smarter. How many of these literary references do you recognize?

1. Kurt Vonnegut, “Slaughterhouse Five”

ID: 975132

2. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, “The Little Prince”

ID: 986314

3. T.S. Eliot, “The Waste Land”

Eliot took the line “Sweet Thames, run softly, till I end my song” from Edmund Spenser’s Prothalamion. And yes, that is the Thames.

ID: 986321

4. F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby”

ID: 986327

5. George Orwell, “Animal Farm”

ID: 986330

6. Margaret Atwood, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

ID: 986333

7. J. R. R. Tolkien, “The Fellowship of the Ring”

ID: 986384

8. Thomas Pynchon, “The Crying of Lot 49”

ID: 986371

9. William Shakespeare, “Macbeth”

ID: 986404

10. William Blake, “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell”

ID: 986355

11. Emily Dickinson, “I’m Nobody! Who are you?”

ID: 986362

12. William Carlos Williams, “Red Wheelbarrow”

ID: 986368

13. Edgar Allan Poe, “A Dream Within a Dream”

ID: 986375

14. Lewis Carroll, “Alice in Wonderland”

This is based on John Tenniel’s famous illustration of Alice finding the door to Wonderland.

ID: 986393

15. Allen Ginsberg, “Howl”

ID: 986396

16. William Shakespeare, “Sonnet 116”

ID: 986406

17. Joseph Heller, “Catch-22”

ID: 986414

18. J. R. R. Tolkien, “The Fellowship of the Ring”

ID: 986420

19. George Orwell, “1984”

ID: 986433

20. Richard Adams, “Watership Down”

ID: 986436

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