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Name this Thomas Pynchon work in which representatives from Tristero go to an auction to outbid Oedipa Maas during the title action

The Crying of Lot 49

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Name this French play set in an indefinitely-locked Second Empire-style room, by Jean-Paul Sartre

No Exit

 

1

Name this German author of The Tin Drum

Gunter Wilhelm Grass

1

Name this Southern gothic author who created the serial killer The Misfit in "A Good Man is Hard to Find"

Mary Flannery O'Connor

1

Name this William Golding novel about English school boys stranded on an island who offer up a pig's head to a mysterious "beast"

Lord of the Flies

1

Name this novel whose title character is the meddling Ms. Woodhouse, written by Jane Austen

Emma

1

Name this transsexual prophet of literary works set in Thebes, who also tries and fails to advise Oedipus

Tiresias

1

Name this author of The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway

2

Name this novel centering on Father Jean Marie Latour's experiences in New Mexico, which was written by Willa Cather

Death Comes for the Archbishop

2

Name this Chilean Poet of "Canto General" and "Twenty Love Poems and One Song of Despair".

Pablo Neruda

2

Name this word, which names a collection by Michel de Montaigne and which has come to mean any short piece of writing

Essay

3

Name this author of The Glass Bead Game and Steppenwolf

Hermann Hesse

3

Name this novel by Leo Tolstoy where the title character engages in a lengthly affair with Count Vronsky before committing suicide near this work's end

Anna Karenina

3

Name this poet whose "Songs of Innocence and Experiences" includes "The Tyger"

William Blake

3

In this play, which includes the character Xanthias, Dionysus goes on a mission to bring back Euripides from the underworld, and while crossing the River Styx, he hears the title amphibians croaking "brekekekex koax-koax.". Name this comedy by Aristophanes.

The Frogs

4

Name this man who was marooned with Friday, the title castaway of a novel by Daniel DeFoe

Robinson Crusoe

5

Name this author of Aaron's Rod, Sons and Lovers, and Lady Chatterley's Lover

D.H. Lawrence

5

Name this man who described the demagogue Willy Starke in "All the King's Men"

Robert Penn Warren

6

Name this novel about Humbert Humbert's affair with the "nymphet" Dolores Haze, by Vladimir Nabokov

Lolita

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Name this poem which begins "Hail to thee, blithe spirit!", written by Percy Shelley

To a Skylark

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Identify this poet who wrote "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," "The Hollow Men," and "The Waste Land"

T. S. Eliot

 

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What is this work by Lebanese-born poet, Khalil Gibran, which is a collection of discussion of the human condition by Almustafa

The Prophet

8

Name this play whose title is a pun on the name's similarity to a word meaning "sincere", a work by Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Ernest

8

Name this Gothic novel subtitled "The Modern Prometheus" by its author Mary Shelley

Frankenstein

8

Name this author of World According to Garp and The Cider House Rules

John Irving

9

Name this Japanese author of The Sea of Fertility who commited seppuku on television

Mishima Yukio 

9

Name this Platonic dialogue that recounts the real-life trial at which Socrates was found guilty of corrupting the Athenian youth and ordered to drink hemlock in 399 BCE

The Apology of Socrates

10

Name this work in which Tea Cake is shot by Janie Crawford, a novel by Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God

12

Name this Central European country, the setting of Elie Wiesel's "Night".

Poland

12

Name this author of Voss

Patrick White

13

Name this Titan, the title character of an Aeschylus play in which he is bound

Prometheus

 

14

What author of Midnight's Children earned a fatwa from Ayatollah Khomeini for his characterization of Muhammad in The Satanic Verses

Salman Rushdie

15

Name this epistolary Sturm und Drang novel about a melancholic youth artist, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Sorrows of Young Werther

16

Name this poet who asked what happened to a "Dream Deferred," a leader of the Harlem Renaissance

Langston Hughes

16

Including the line "The horror, the horror," identify this frame story about Captain Marlow, a work by Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness

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Name this Guy de Maupassant story about the titular round French prostitute

Ball of Fat

18

Name this wood-carrier of Prospero who tries to assault Miranda in The Tempest

Caliban

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Name this novel in which Arkady befriends the nihilist Bazarov by Ivan Turgenev

Fathers and Sons

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Name this author of "Mending Wall," "Stooping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," and "The Road not Taken"

Robert Frost

23

Name this Irish playwright of Lady Windermere's Fan and The Importance of Being Ernest, whose only novel was The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

 

23

Name this novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne which takes place in a mansion with the title features on its roof

The House of the Seven Gables

24

Name this British author of the poems "Gunga Din" and "If," as well as The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

24

Name this play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan in which Lady Teazle associates with the title gropu of rumor-mongerers

The School for Scandal

25

Identify this author of "Money" and "Time's Arrow", whose father wrote the novel Lucky Jim and was named Kingsley

Martin Louis Amis

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Name this writer of "The Conservationist" and "July's People", the South African author of "Burger's Daughter"

Nadine Gordimer

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Name this work, addressed "to the inhabitants of space in general" and written by Edwin Abbott, which consists of A. Square's monograph about life in a two-dimensional society.

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

 

28

The source of hte phrase "jealousy, that green-eyed monster," name this play in which Iago hates the titular "Moor of Venice", a work of Shakespeare

Othello

30

Name this English poet of dramatic monologues including "My Last Duchess"

Robert Browning

31

Name this "Booker of Bookers" featuring Saleem Sinai written by Salman Rushdie

Midnight's Children

32

Identify this playwright of Hay Fever and Blithe Spirit

Noel Coward

 

32

Name this author who created the characters Jordan Baker, Daisy Buchanan, and Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

32

Name this play in which Abbie Putnam has an affair with her husband's son Eben Cabot, written by Eugene O'Neill

Desire Under the Elms

34

Give this surname shared by American playwright Maxwell and "Winesburg, Ohio" author Sherwood

Anderson

35

Name this type of poem, examples of which include Gilgamesh, Beowulf, and Homer's Odyseey

Epic poems

36

Name this love story where the titular governess falls in love with her employer, Edmund Rochester, by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre

38

Name this Russian author of The Inspector General and Dead Souls

Nikolay Gogol

 

40

Name this novelist who created Milo Minderbinder, Major Major Major Major, and Yossarian in Catch-22

Joseph Heller

42

Identify this author who wrote a poem inspired by the Aztec calendar and an essay collection about Mexican society titled "Sunstone" and Labyrinth of Solitude respectively.

Octavio Paz Lozano

43

Name this final play by Anton Checkhov where at a party in this work, Lopakhin announces that he has purchased the title estate

The Cherry Orchard

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Name this rascal taken inby Squire Allworthy, a foundling created by Henry Fielding

Tom Jones

45

Sir Thomas returns from Antigua to this work's title location and eventually gives his blessing to the marriage between Edmund Bertram and Fanny Price. Name this novel published three years before Northanger Abbey by its author, Jane Austen.

Mansfield Park

46

Name this Shakespeare play set in Messina, in which Don Pedro plays matchmaker to Beatrice and Benedick

Much Ado about Nothing

47

Name this poetry collection by Charles Baudelaire, the preface of which addresses the reader as "Hypocrite reader, my likeness, my brother!"

The Flowers of Evil

48

Name this British dramatist of The Dumb Waiter and The Birthday Party

Harold Pinter

50

Identify this poet of To His Mistress Going to Bed and A Valedictorian: Forbidding Mourning

John Donne

51

Name this author who wrote about boys stranded on an island in Lord of the Flies

William Golding

52

Name this Russian poet of Boris Gudonov and Eugene Onegin

Alexander Pushkin

53

Name this novel about Oscar Matzerath, writen by Gunter Grass

The TIn Drum

55

Name this American author of The Crying of Lot 49 and Gravity's Rainbow

Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Jr. 

57

   Name this novel about a man of La Mancha by Cervantes

Don Quixote de la Mancha

59

Name this English writer of "Lady Chatterly's Lover" and "Sons and Lovers"

D. H. Lawrence

60

Name this Colombian author of One Hundred Years of Solitude

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

61

Identify this protagonist of J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

Holden Caufield

62

Identify this African-American author who wrote about Bigger Thomas in Native Son

Richard Wright

63

Name this epistolary novel by Alice Walker that develops through a series of letters written to God by the protagonist, Celie.

The Color Purple

65

Name this author of The Kingdom of this World and An Explosion in the Cathedral, a Cuban

Alejo Carpentier

 

66

Name this home of Gerard de Nerval, Stephane Mallarme, and Arthur Rimbaud

France

67

Name this author of "The Portrait of a Lady," "The Turn of the Screw," and "Daisy Miller."

Henry James

69

Name this author of A Dictionary of the English Language

Samuel Johnson

70

Name this novel by Emily Bronte featuring Heathcliff, an orphan who for a time owns the title estate

Wuthering Heights

71

Set in an Oregon mental hospital, name this novel about Randle Patrick McMurphy's rebellion against Nurse Ratched, written by Ken Kesey

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

73

Name this character who wears a black veil in a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The minister (Reverend Hooper)

74

Name this poem, whose title refers to "a darkling plain where ignorant armies clash by night," by Matthew Arnold

Dover Beach

 

75

Featuring a tour of Paradise, Purgatory, and the Inferno, name this work by Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy

76

Santiago is the title figure of what novel, which won the 1953 Pulitzer for Fiction for Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea

78

Name this spiritual youngest brother of Smerdyakov, Dimitri, and Ivan in Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov

Alyosha Karamazov

79

Name this author of Winesburg, Ohio

Sherwood Anderson

80

Name this Greek lyric poet of victory odes for athletes in contests such as the Olympic games

Pindar

82

Name this novel about the matchmaking antics of the titular Miss Woodhouse, a work by Jane Austen

Emma

83

Julian Sorel is the protagonist of what novel by Stendhal

The Red and the Black

84

Name this author of "Temple of the Golden Pavillion" and "Confessions of a Mask"

Yukio Mishima

85

Name this author of Anthills of the Savannah, No Longer at Ease, and Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe

86

Name this work that concludes with the swallowing of arsenic by the title character Emma, a creation of Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary

88

Name this novel about Frederic Henry written by Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell to Arms

90

In addition to The Lesson and The Chairs, name this Absurdist Romanian playwright of The Bald Soprano

Eugene Ionesco

92

Name this author of "Ward Number Six," "The Lady with the Lapdog," and "Gooseberries," who also wrote plays like The Cherry Orchard

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

93

Name this character who is visited by some time-specific ghosts in Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol.

Ebenezer Scrooge

94

Name this early African American poet published in the book Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral; she also described her own situation in "On being brought from Africa to America"

Phillis Wheatley

95

Name this work, about twenty-four hours of the title character's experiences in a gulag, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

 

96

Name this novel by Eudora Welty about the marriage of Troy Flavin and Dabney Fairchild

Delta Wedding

97

Name this Nathaniel Hawthorne novel whose protagonist is Hester Prynne

The Scarlet Letter

 

99

Name this twice-exiled "poet of the Caucasus" who wrote the novel "A Hero of Our Time"

Mikhail Lermontov

100

Name this style of Greek drama contrasted with comedy

Greek tragedy

100

Name this home country of Witold Gombrowicz, Joseph Conrad, and Henryk Sienkiewicz

Poland

101

Name this English writer of An Ideal Husband, Lady Windermere's Fan, and the Importance of Being Ernest

Oscar WIlde

103

Name this author who created Kristin Lavransdatter, a Norwegian Nobel laureate

Sigrid Undset

104

Name this work in which characters like the Manciple, Nun's Priest, Miller, and Knight tell stories while on a pilgrimage, a work of Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales

105

Name this Shakespeare history play in which the title monarch opens, "Now is the winter of our discontent / made glorious summer by the son of York."

Richard III

106

Name this British poet whose collections Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience contain "The Lamb" and "The Tyger"

William Blake

108

This collection contains a poem that repeatedly addresses a woman as "like the sea, like time," as  "lost discoverer," and recalls that "in you everything sank!" Written by the author of Spain in our Hearts and Canto General, this is what poetry collection by Pablo Neruda?

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

 

109

Name this German poet of the Duino Elegies

Rainer Maria Rilke

110

Name this author of Steppenwolf and Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse

111

Name this novel about Paul Baumer's service in World War I, a work of Erich Maria Remarque

All Quiet on the Western Front

112

Name this Hemingway novel in which Robert Jordan blows up a bridge in Spain

For Whom the Bell Tolls

113

Name this novel by Sinclair Lewis where the protagonist decides to marry Will, a doctor, though she finds that her descriptions of Gopher Prairie fall short of her expectations

Main Street

114

Name this rascal taken in by Squire Allworthy, a foundling created by Henry Fielding

Tom Jones

115

Name this phenomenon, which Ernest Hemingway found atop Mount Kilimanjaro

Snow

117

Name this tale, based on the Battle of Roncevaux Pass, that centeres on the titular paladin of Charlemagne, the oldest significant surviving work of French literature.

The Song of Roland

119

Name this poetic form consisting of seventeen sounds until broken into three lines of five, seven, and five syllables

Haiku

120

The author of "The Secret Sharer", Nostromo, and Lord Jim, name this author who wrote about Marlow narrating the downfall of Kurtz in Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad

121

George Antrobus is a character in what play that features ice ages and puppots to tell the history of humans written by Thorton Wilder?

The Skin of Our Teeth

122

Name this poem about a city in Illinois, written by Carl Sandburg

Chicago

123

Name this British author of "Oliver Twist" who wrote about Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol"

Charles Dickens

124

Name this British poet of "The Charge of the Light Brigade"

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

125

Name this Southern gothic author who created the serial killer The Misfit in "A Good Man is Hard to Find"

Mary Flannery O'Connor

126

Name this author who created Dr. Primrose and Kate Hardcastle in The Vicar of Wakefield and She Stoops to Conquer

Oliver Goldsmith

127

Name this author of The Mayor of Casterbridge and Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy

128

Name this mock epic about the Baron's theft of Belinda's hair, written by Alexander Pope

The Rape of the Lock

129

Name this author of Maggie: A Girl of The Streets and The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane

130

Name this novel narrated by Ishmael in which Captain Ahab chases a white whale

Moby-Dick

131

Name this novel about a woman who shacks up with Count Vronsky and throws herself in front of a train, written by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina

132

Name this creator of Edna Pontellier and the author of The Awakening

Kate Chopin

 

133

Name this American author of "An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge" and "The Devil's Dictionary"

Ambrose Bierce

134

Identify this novel about an animal that is three-quarters wolf and one-quarter dog, the companion novel to The Call of the Wild written by Jack London

White Fang

 

135

Identify this country, the setting of Pedro Juan Gutierrez's trilogy "Dirty Havana"

Cuba

136

Identify this reculsive poet who wrote "I heard a Fly buzz--when I died" and "Because I could not stop for Death"

Emily Dickinson