There are tons of literary, philosophical, religious, mythological references in Lyacos' With the People from the Bridge. They have all picked up by reviewers, for they are pretty transparent though perfectly assimilated. Besides Dante's Commedia (a tenuous link, in my opinion), the Apocalypse and all apocalyptic dystopias. Then those masterpieces where nothing happens, and we are stuck into a suspended labyrinth: Kafka, Beckett. Artaud and the theater of the absurd. Classic tragedy, classic epos, Homer of course.