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1. In the first chapter of this work, the author recalls letters exchanged in 1797 between Goethe and Schiller on the "retarding element" in Homeric literature. The last chapter focuses on Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse and is
often published independently under the title The Brown Stocking. Throughout the work the author seeks to trace the
development of realism in literature and claims that modern realism was born in the character Julien Sorel. Named for the concept which Aristotle contrasted to diegesis --for 10 points-- name this history of representation in literature by Erich Auerbach.
2. Mademoiselle Reisz's playing of Chopin's preludes help prompt this protagonist to move from her house on Esplanade Street to a cottage. She celebrates her move and birthday by hosting a party attended by the Highcamps, the Ratignolles, and Alcee. Despite her new freedom, the absence of Robert LeBrun dampens her mood and his subsequent departure prompts her to return to Grande Isle and drown herself For 10 points--, identify this protagonist of Kate Chopin's Awakening.
Answer: Edna Pointellier (Accept Either)
3. After the protagonist of this work kills the sorcerer Ardan Canile, his sister Arcabonne seeks revenge. However, she is defeated due to the intervention of the good sorceress Urganda, who hooks the title character up with his love, Oriane, The title character inspired dozens of sequels and an opera by Handel, and he was praised by Don Quixote as being ―the greatest knight who ever lived.‖ For10 points-- name this epic novel of the fourteenth century,
compiled by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo and attributed to the Galician knight Joao de Lobeira. Answer: Amadis of Gaul or Amadis de Gaula or Amadis de Gaule
4. This play is resolved after the character Jasper feigns death, impersonates his own ghost, scares his master, and wins the hand of his master's daughter Luce. The play was a burlesque of Heywood's Four Prentices of London and
begins with a grocer and his wife entering the theater to see The London Merchant and insisting their boy Ralph
(Rafe) have a part in the production. For 10 points-- name this drama by Beaumont and Fletcher named for the object depicted on Ralph's shield.
Answer: Knight of the Burning Pestle
5. The first story in this collection, ―Children of the Sea,‖ examines a pair of lovers separated by the tyranny of their country’s government through love letters. A girl named Lamort helps an American journalist find her missing mother in ―The Missing Peace,‖ but they are almost shot when they witness soldiers dragging a dead body into a
graveyard. The last story is ―Caroline’s Wedding‖ features a mother in America trying to deal with her daughter marrying a Bahamian outside of the church. Comprised of 9 stories in all, For 10 points-- name this collection by Edwidge Danticat, which takes its name from the typical greeting that precedes stories told by native Haitians. Answer: Krik? Krak!
6. The protagonist of this novel accompanies Squire Genesir to a "tea meeting" where she recognizes her affinity with her native people. Her adopted parents, the Craigs, desire her to marry Herald Day, a theological student from Jubilee, but she decides to marry Hopping Dick, a local womanizer. After Hopping converts to Christianity, she marries Jubban and has a son named Jordan whom she raises with a mixture of European and native Jamaican values. For 10 points--, identify this work about Bita Plant, a novel by Claude McKay.
Answer: Banana Bottom
7. At the end of this novel, which spans the years between 1912 and 1922, the protagonist, along with his mistress Aksinia, attempts to escape and she is shot. In the course of the novel the protagonist is faced with a number of other deaths: his sister-in law commits suicide; his wife dies after an abortion; and his father dies of typhus. The protagonist vacillates in his allegiance to the red and white political factions of his country. Set in the village of Tatarsk and centering on Grigorii Melekhov --for 10 points-- name this novel whose story was continued in The
Virgin Soil Upturned by Mikhail Sholokhov.
Answer: Silent Don OR Tikhy Don
Do NOT ACCEPT: And Quiet Flows the Don OR The Don Flows Home to the Sea
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8. Pinhas, one of the characters created by this man, is described as having ―One small eye and one big eye.‖ His autobiography, subtitled ―Scenes from my childhood‖ is entitled The Great Fair. Other characters in his broad
repertoire include Menahem-Mendl and the Cantor’s son, Mottel, the latter of whom was recreated as a tailor in a
compilation of this man’s work centered around another of his characters, a dairyman named Tevye. For 10 points--
name this paragon of Yiddish literature whose tales were adapted into the musical Fiddler on the Roof.
Answer: Sholom Aleichem (accept: Sholom Rabinowitz)
9. In the first chapter of this novel, the protagonists are harassed by a comb-seller on a train to an unnamed coastal city. The train is stopped after several people are found on the tracks attempting suicide in response to the national emergency. Ishvar Doji and his nephew Omprakash flee their lower-caste origins and join the naïve college student Maneck Kolah in boarding with the widowed seamstress Dina Dalal. For 10 points-- name this novel by Rohinton Mistry about the aftermath of a state of emergency called by Indira Gandhi.
Answer: A Fine Balance
10. Five years after using an American teaching stint as the basis for the novel One Fat Englishman, this author used
the pseudonym Robert Markham for his novel Colonel Sun. A story about the arrival of Alun and Rhinannon
Weaver and its effect on Malcolm, Peter and Charlie is explored in the Booker Prize winning Old Devils. Sometimes
associated poetically with the angry young men --for 10 points-- name this English author, whose most famous protagonist is Jim Dixon.
Answer: Kingsley Amis
11. In line 74 of The Wasteland Eliot alludes to a famous dirge by Cornelia over the death of her son Marcello from Act V, Scene 4 of this play. Marcello is the brother of Flamineo and kills him after the trial of his older brother Vittoria who aids in the seduction of Isabella by Brachiano, the duke of Florence. For 10 points-- name this tragedy by John Webster.
Answer: White Devil or White Divel or Vittoria Corombona
12. The title character of this work witnesses the execution of Cutwolfe who confessed to murdering the bandit who led an assault on Heraclide de Imola and the protagonist's mistress months before. Upon arrival in Venice, a courtesan named Tabitha attempts to kill the protagonist who has switched identities with the Earl of Surrey. Later while searching for his mistress Diamante, the protagonist falls through a cellar door and discovers her having sex. For 10 points-- name this early English picaresque centering on Jack Wilton by Thomas Nashe. Answer: Unfortunate Traveler
13. While boating, the protagonist of this novel prevents the capsizing of the boat of Lucy Desborough, whose uncle owned a farm next to the grounds of Raynham Abbey. Years earlier the protagonist paid Tom Bakewell to set the uncle's hayricks afire after he and his friend Ripton Thompson were chased away after shooting a pheasant on the uncle's property. Eventually against the wishes of his father Austin, the protagonist marries Lucy, but intrigue comes between them and she dies following news that Lord Mountfalcon injured her husband in a duel. For 10 points-- name this novel in which George Meredith details the Ordeal of the protagonist.
Answer: Ordeal of Richard Feveral
14. A collection entitled "Journey into a dustless realm" was released to honor the seventieth birthday of this poet, who once claimed to ―represent the tragedy of the Jewish people.‖ Drawing from the tradition of mystic Jakob Böhme, Nobel laureate Selma Lagerlöf was her frequent correspondent and assisted her escape from Nazi Germany. The author of works such as "O the Chimneys" and "In the habitations of Death" --for 10 points-- name this German author who shared the Nobel Prize in 1966 with Yosef Agnon.
Answer: Nelly Sachs
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15. The song ―My True love hath my heart‖ was included with this 1580 prose work whose author began it as an amusement for his sister, the countess of Pembroke. The plot begins when Musidorus and Pyrocles are shipwrecked. In the drama Philastor, Beaumont and Fletcher based the character Bellario on Zelmane, the woman whom Pyrocles disguises himself as in order to win the hand of Philoclea. Finally resolved after the death and resurrection of the father of Philoclea and king of the namesake pastoral region --for 10 points-- name this 17th century prose romance by Philip Sidney.
16. His God Knows is a modern version of the King David story while No Laughing Matter with Speed Vogel
details his battle with Guillain-Barre' syndrome. His latest book was Portrait of An Artist as An Old Man while his
autobiographical Now and Then tells of Coney Island in the 1920s. His opposition to the Vietnam War is expressed in his play within a play We Bombed in New Haven but he is better know for novels such as Good as Gold. For 10
points-- name this author of Catch-22.
Answer: Joseph Heller
17. ―Shall I strew on thee rose or rue or laurel,‖ opens a poem of this title dedicated to the memory of French poet. Another work uses this title and requests ―Row us out from Desenzano, to your Sirmione row!‖ Both works draw on sta first century B.C. poet who in his 101 poem mourns the loss of a brother. Used in the titles of works by
Swinburne and Tennyson --for 10 points—give this Latin phrase which was first used by Catullus and which is often translated ―Hail and Farewell.‖
Answer: Ave Atque Vale
18. The last component of this collection is the sonnet, ―I Shall Forget You Presently.‖ Another component is the two line poem, "Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand: / Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand!" The collection's author, whose poetry Thomas Hardy once claimed was one of two notable American attractions, is perhaps most famous for the collection's first component which speaks of the lovely light of the poet's candle. For 10 points-- name this Pulitzer winning collection of Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Answer: A few figs from thistles
19. The main family from this novel is under house arrest in Santa Fe, and after being expelled from Santa Fe, they are forced to march across the desert to Vera Cruz. Jim Snow, the Sin Killer, plans on rescuing his wife Tasmin from the group. Including an account of the Alamo and Texas characters such as Kit Carson and Tom Fitzpatrick, For 10 points-- name this forth and final volume in the Berrybender Narratives, the most recent release of Larry
Answer: Folly and Glory
20. Franklin Pierce Adams wrote a take off of this poem parodying Freud. The line "Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, is our destined end or way,‖ indicates the poet's disbelief in Epicureanism, while "Life is real - life is earnest - and the grave in not its goal" indicates a belief in eternal life. First published in Knickerbocker Magazine, it later
appeared in the poet's first published collection, Voices in the Night and its subtitle indicates that it describes "What
the heart of the young man says‖ to the author. For 10 points--, identify this poem which includes the "Art is long,
and Time is fleeting," by Longfellow.
Answer: ―A Psalm of Life”
21. In 1728 Lewis Theobald published a drama called Double Falsehood, which he claimed was a "revised and
adapted" version of this play. In 2004 Oxford's Burton Taylor Theatre claimed to be producing the first production of this work since its recovery by Charles Hamilton from a manuscript previously attributed to Middleton known as the Second Maiden's Tragedy. Named for the lover of Lucinda in Don Quixote --for 10 points-- name this infamous
play by Fletcher and Shakespeare which may or may not be extant.
Answer: Cardenio (prompt before read: Second Maiden's Tragedy)
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22. Their joint works include The Echo and The Political Greenhouse. Samuel Butler’s Hudibras inspired one of its
members’s M'Fingal and another individual work was the epic biblical poem, ―The conquest of Canaan.‖ Their most
famous joint work, which was inspired by the English political satire The Rolliad, was the Anarchiad. Including
members such as, Lemuel Hopkins, Timothy Dwight, and Joel Barlow, FTP, identify this early American literary group formed at Yale.
Answer: Harford Wits or Connecticut Wits
23. In one of the stories in this collection Dick feels what he calls the Omne Animal after having sex with Lois in a
barn. A girl gets a glimpse into her father’s past when they make a sales call to one of his old sweethearts in
―Walker Brothers Cowboy.‖ The title story of the collection concerns a piano recital whose unexpected star is a mildly retarded girl who plays the title piece of music to the joy of those around her. For 10 points-- name this collection of short stories set in western Ontario by Alice Munro.
Answer: Dance of the Happy Shades
24. In the American Grain is a collection of his essays, while Spring and All is a collection of mixed poetry and
prose. His marriage was the subject of ―Asphodel, that Greeny Flower‖ while his short stories are published in The
Edge of the Knife and Life Along the Passaic River. He invented the "triadic" or "stepped line" while working on his
most famous work, and wrote the poetry collections including The Desert Music and Pictures from Brueghel, For 10
points-- name this poet of Paterson.
Answer: William Carlos