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Federico Garcia Lorca
One of this author's poems contains a section titled "Absent Soul" that notes "Your silent memory does not know you / because you have died forever" and ends with the speaker stating "I sing of his elegance with words that groan, / and I remember a sad breeze through the olive trees". That poem by this author sees its speaker repeat such refrains as "I will not see it!" and "It was five o'clock in the afternoon" while reacting to the passing of Ignacio Sanchez Mejas. His other works include one in which Leonardo and the Bridegroom duel to the death and one which includes a scene where the title character violently wash makeup off of Angustias. For 10 points, identify this author of "Lament for the Death of a Bullfighter", Blood Wedding, and The House of Bernarda Alba.
One of this author's works is divided into six sections, including "The Cleft Stick," "Death of a Traitor," and "Into the Golden Age;" another of his works opens with the line "Perhaps I could have saved him, with only a word," is narrated by Sophie, and involves Pieter van Vlaanderen's guilt y love for [*] black women. In addition to Ah, But Your Land is Beautiful and Too Late the Phalarope, he wrote about Mr. Jarvis, whose son Arthur has been killed by Absalom. For ten points, name this anti-apartheid South African author who wrote about the priest Stephen Kumalo in Cry, the Beloved Country.
At his death, this author left an unfinished novel about the confidence man Felix Krull. He wrote a tetralogy about the Biblical Joseph during this author's exile from his native country, while earlier he wrote about his hometown Lübeck for his novel centering on the decline of the titular mercantile family. This author of Buddenbrooks also wrote novels about Hans Castorp's stay in a Swiss sanatorium and Gustav von Aschenbach's obsession with Tadzio in the titular Italian city. For 10 points, name this German author of The Magic Mountain and Death in Venice.
In one novel by this author, the protagonist almost decides to join the agrarian community of a Mexican woman named Terry. Old Bull Lee is a drug addict who appears in a novel by this author, who described climbing Matterhorn Peak with Gary Snyder in his novel The Dharma Bums. This author fictionalized himself as (*) Sal Paradise in a novel that centers on his escapades with Neal Cassady, who is fictionalized as Dean Moriarty. For 10 points, name this writer from the Beat generation who wrote On the Road.
In one work, this author describes how Lisetta's bragging about the fact that she is the lover of the angel Gabriel causes the downfall of Brother Alberto. Another story by this author concludes by describing how Griselda was made to unknowingly prepare a wedding for her estranged daughter by her jerk of a husband, Gualtieri. A biographical work by this author contains chapters on figures like Jocasta and Isis, and begins by describing one of the title figures, Eve. Another of his works begins by describing the mercenary Ciapelletto and contains characters like Emilia, Elissa and Panfilo. He also wrote On Famous Women, and his novel Filocolo may have inspired Chaucer's The Monk's Tale. For 10 points, name this author who told of seven women and three men telling stories and hiding from the Plague in The Decameron.
This author challenged Aldous Huxley's views on drugs in his article "Return Trip to Nirvana" and wrote a history of early astronomy entitled The Sleepwalkers. This author's only play was Twilight Bar, while he wrote about the establishment of a kibbutz in occupied Palestine in his Thieves in the Night. Another work of this author features psychoanalyst Sonia Bulgar and a man who escapes to Neutralia after refusing to give information to Fascists despite being burned with cigars, (*) Peter Slavek. This author's best-known work features a character known first as Hare-Lip, who the protagonist's former associate, Kieffer, and who testifies against the protagonist, the ex-Comissar of the People imprisoned in cell 404. For 10 points name this Hungarian-born author of Arrival and Departure who wrote about Rubashov's imprisonment and execution in Darkness at Noon.
In one poem, this man lamented loving a woman "as black as hell, as dark as night"; that poem is one of the twenty-eight poems he addressed to the "dark lady." This poet wrote that "music hath a far more pleasing sound" than the voice of his lover, whose "eyes are nothing like the sun." Another of this man's poems notes that "every fair from fair sometime declines" after calling the addresse "more beautiful and more (*) temperate." For 10 points, name this Elizabethan poet of "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?" and 153 other sonnets.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This man wrote a play in which the Duke of Alba orders the execution of the title count. This author of the poetry collection The Roman Elegies wrote a poem in which a supernatural being attacks a child while the child and father are riding on a horse. That poem is entitled "The Erl-King." One of his characters shoots himself after being unable to be with his beloved (*) Charlotte. He also wrote a work in which the title scholar is tempted by and makes a wager with Mephistopheles. For 10 points, name this author of The Sorrows of Young Werther and Faust.
This author wrote that "the best thing to do will be to choose the path to Galta, traverse it again" and then "go to the end" in one work. This author could not decide "Between leaving and staying" in a work that also includes "Golden Lotuses" and "Stars and Cricket" in his collection A Draft of Shadows. This author wrote about Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz in The Traps of Faith, penned The Monkey Grammarian, and wrote and about a "willow of crystal, a poplar of water" in another work. This author divided his most famous work about his nation's national identity into nine sections such as "The Sons of La Malinche," "From Independence to the Revolution," and "The Day of the Dead." For 10 points, identify this Mexican author of Sunstone and The Labyrinth of Solitude.
One of this author's short stories sees Lucas killed when a rifle discharges through the roof of a truck, while another of this author's stories sees a woman inadvertently give a girl a toy containing a bomb which blows up a plane. Both of those stories are from this author's collection Jump, while one of this author's novels sees the main character rename herself "Hillela". Another of her novels sees the title character, Rosa, arrested, just like her parents had been. In addition to (*) A Sport of Nature, this author wrote about a man who purchases a 400 acre farm named Mehring in one novel. For ten points, name this author of Burger's Daughter and The Conservationist who wrote about the Smales family in July's People.
This author wrote about two inmates who rehearse for a performance of Sophocles' Antigone every night, and another of this author's works features the attempts of Elsa and Pastor Byleveld to help Miss Helen. This author of The Island and The Road to Mecca wrote a work in which Styles photographs a man pretending to be the dead Robert Zwelinzima. He wrote about the bond between the brothers Zachariah and Morris. Another work by this author sees the servants Sam and Willie practice ballroom dancing. For 10 points, name this author of Sizwe Banzi is Dead and Blood Knot, an playwright from South Africa who wrote about Hally in Master Harold... and the Boys.
An unattributable work by this author, "The Mosquito," comprises a namesake appendix along with the Catalepton. He wrote of the love between Corydon and Alexis as well as a prophecy of the coming of a Messiah in two of his Eclogues. Hesiod's Works and Days formed the basis for another of his works, which deals with cures for goat diseases, strong thoroughbred horses, and mythological bees. In addition to The Georgics, he wrote of Evander, Lavinia and Dido in an epic poem about the founding of Rome. For 10 points, name this author of The Aeneid.
This author put forth a "theatrical fiction" akin to a "legal fiction," by describing a room in multiple apartments at once in which characters can speak in secrecy. That idea was put forth in a text that attacked both Aristotle's critique of the chariot deus ex machina in Medea and his insistence that "complication," and "resolution" are the two components of a plot, because this author contends complication "depends entirely on the imagination of the poet." That text is Discourse on the Classical Unities. That discourse was written after one of his plays was the subject of a smear campaign by (*) Cardinal Richelieu and the French Academy, even though he would regain the favor of both by writing a play in which the title figure faces the three Curiatii brothers. In that first play, the title character and Don Sancho duel for Chimene. For 10 points, name this author that adapted a poem about a Spanish soldier into Le Cid.
This author combined ten Chekhovian sketches, including "The Sneeze" and "The Audition," into the play The Good Doctor. Ken Gorman, Lenny Ganz and others try to figure out why their host Charley shot himself in the ear in his farce Rumors, while another play sees Yvonne Fouchet try to reunite three marriages over a mysterious dinner party. Another work chronicles the mental breakdown of Mel Edison in his East Side apartment, and in another, the attic-squatting neighbor Velasco helps Corie Bratter convince her husband Paul to be more spontaneous. In addition to The (*) Prisoner of Second Avenue and Barefoot in the Park, he depicted Ben Silverman reuniting the vaudeville team of Willie Clark and Al Lewis, and also a play in which Blanche's abandonment of her sportswriter husband, as well as Frances' of a copywriter, cause two poker buddies to move in together. For 10 points, name this author of The Sunshine Boys and The Odd Couple.
One novel by this author has a love interest who might be Joaquin Murieta. A sequel to that novel is narrated by Aurora and follows Clara, a clairvoyant mute who leaves notebooks her granddaughter Alba finds in another work. Her works Daughter of Fortune and Portrait in Sepia can be read as part of a trilogy following the del Valles. One of her works chronicles life at (*) Tres Marias, the Trueba family hacienda, before and after a military coup. For 10 points, name this Chilean author of The House of the Spirits.
The Hound & Horn: A Harvard Miscellany included this author's first published poem "Anne Gardner." He authored a posthumously-published collection of letters to Father Flye, as well as the novella The Morning Watch and the poem "Descriptions of Elysium," which appears in his collection Permit Me Voyage. A rejected draft from Esquire became this author's travelogue describing backstreet neighborhoods like Flatbush, Midwood, and Sheepshead Bay that "roll silently to the sea," Brooklyn Is. He wrote a semi-autobiographical novel beginning with the prologue "Knoxville, Summer 1915," which set in LaFollette, where Rufus reacts to his father's death in a car crash. For 10 points, name this author of A Death in the Family who collaborated with Walker Evans on Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.
In one of this writer's novels, the editor of The Literary World constantly tries to sleep with Beatrice Gilray, who decided to remain a virgin after her uncle molested her in a taxi as a child. In that novel, Frank Illidge and Maurice Spandrell collaborate to murder the leader of the Brotherhood of British Freemen, Everard Webley. This author described Philip Quarles and Walter Bidlake in his novel Point Counter Point and wrote about Denis Stone visiting the title estate in Crome Yellow. This author wrote a novel that describes Bokanovsky's Process of cloning and sees Lenina Crowe and Bernard Marx visit the New Mexico Savage Reservation. For 10 points, name this British author who wrote about John the Savage growing up outside the World State in his novel Brave New World.
This poet described God as the one who "fixed thee 'mid this dance, of plastic circumstance" in a poem about a Spanish religious leader. Another of his narrators proclaims "all her hair, in one long yellow string I wound, three times her little throat around" in describing the murder of Porphyria. This author of (*) "Rabbi Ben Ezra" also created a narrator who recalls the "gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name" while looking at a portrait by Fra Pandolf. For 10 points, name this writer of "My Last Duchess," the husband of fellow poet Elizabeth Barrett.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
One poem by this author asks "Do you question the young children in the sorrow / Why their tears are falling so?" That poem notes later that the title group doubts God because his "...possible is taught by His world's loving/and the children doubt of each". Another poem by this author features a narrator who claims that she "is not mad" but instead that she "is black" after she suffocates her baby for being "too white". Besides those poems, "The Cry of the Children" and "The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point", this author wrote a collection of poems that feature lines such as (*) "Unlike are we, unlike, O princely Heart!" and "Yes, call me by my pet-name!" and a blank verse work in which Romney eventually chooses the title character over Marian Erle. For 10 points, name this poet, who wrote Aurora Leigh and penned the line "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways" in her Sonnets from the Portuguese
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
This poet wrote "I would that my tongue could utter the thoughts that arise from me" in a poem which asks the sea to "break, break, break on thy cold gray stones." Another of his poems ends "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield." This poet collected verses based on Arthurian legend in his Idylls of the King. A group of British horsemen go "half a (*) league, half a league, half a league onward" in his poem based on a Crimean War battle. For 10 points, name this British poet of "Ulysses" and "The Charge of the Light Brigade."
One poem by this author exhorts its readers to "Have done with childish days- the lightly proffered laurel, the easy, ungrudged praise." Another poem describes the things that the subject must learn to "be a man, my son," and begins most lines with the same conjunction. In a third poem, published in Barrack-Room Ballads, the narrator exclaims, "You're a (*) better man than I am, Gunga Din!" For 10 points, name this author of poems celebrating British expansionism, such as "The White Man's Burden."
This man wrote "We are Nature, long have we been absent" in "We Two, How Long We Were Fool'd." This poet discusses "the armies of those I love" in one poem, and he recalled when "the great star early droop'd in the western sky" and asserted that "our fearful trip is done" in two poems memorializing Abraham (*) Lincoln. For 10 points, name this American poet who wrote "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" and "O Captain! My Captain!" as well as a poem that begins "I celebrate myself," "Song of Myself," in his Leaves of Grass.
A speaker of one of this man's poems eats "reality sandwiches" and admits "a naked lunch is natural to us." The speaker of another of this man's poems asserts that "Death is that remedy all singers dream of" as he walks in Greenwich Village thinking of his mother Naomi. The refrain "I'm with you in Rockland" appears in another poem by this author of "Kaddish." That poem by this man begins, "I saw the best (*) minds of my generation destroyed by madness." For 10 points, name this Beat poet who wrote "Howl."
This author wrote about Learned English Dog in a work that sees the title characters travel to the Horn of Africa and predict a solar eclipse. DEA agent Hector Zuniga pursues Zoyd Wheeler in another book by this author, who wrote about the Paranoids in a work centering on an organization overcome by Thurn und Taxis. This author of (*) Mason and Dixon wrote a work in which a muted post-horn symbolizes the Trystero organization, which bids on stamps and is investigated by Oedipa Maas. This author of V. also created the character Tyrone Slothrop, whose erections predict V-2 rocket strikes. For 10 points, name this author of The Crying of Lot 49 and Gravity's Rainbow, a reclusive American novelist.
This author chronicled the succession of owners of Rembrandt's Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer in the novel Picture This. King Solomon is nicknamed "Shlomo" and derives all of his wisdom from clay tablets in his retelling of the David story, God Knows. In one of his works, Bruce Gold becomes Secretary of State, and another sees Bob Slocum accidentally smother his injured son. In addition to Good as Gold and Something Happened, another of his novels is set on Pianosa and features the characters Colonel Cathcart and Milo Minderbinder. For 10 points, identify this author who wrote about Major Major Major Major and Yossarian in Catch-22.
The protagonist of one novel by this author works several jobs after his car breaks down in Newport, Rhode Island in 1926. In addition to writing Theophilus North, this author wrote a work featuring the maid Sabina which centers on the family of George Antrobus and is entitled The Skin of Our Teeth. This author wrote a novel about Brother Juniper, who witnesses the death of five interrelated people when the title structure collapses. This author wrote a play set at Grover's Corners about George Gibbs and Emily Webb. For 10 points, identify this American author of The Bridge of San Luis Rey and the play Our Town.
This author is the subject of Colm Tóibín's novel The Master. This author of the short stories "The Altar of the Dead" and "The Beast in the Jungle" wrote a novel in which Charlotte Stant has an affair with Prince Amerigo, The Golden Bowl. He also created Lambert Strether, the protagonist of The (*) Ambassadors. He also wrote a novel whose title character is Isabel Archer and a novella whose title character dies of malaria in Rome. For 10 points, name this author of The Portrait of a Lady and Daisy Miller.
One of this man's poems repeats the line "Shovel them under and let me work" and asks to "pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo." He also described something that "sits looking over harbor and city" and comes "on little cat feet." In addition to "Fog" and "Grass," this poet also wrote about "painted women under the gas lamps" in a city that he describes as the "Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat" and "Hog Butcher for the World." For 10 points, name this American poet of "Chicago."
In one short story by this author, an engineer named Hermann tries to learn a gambling secret from the Count of St. Germain. He wrote a poem about a statue which muses about striking terror into the Swedes and he wrote a drama about a ruler whose reign saw the end of the Time of Troubles. In addition to "The Bronze Horseman" and Boris (*) Godunov, this author wrote a work in which the title character dances with Olga and later kills his friend Vladimir Lensky in a duel. For 10 points, name this Russian author of Eugene Onegin.
This writer complained about his audience being distracted by a rope-dancer in the prologue to one of his plays. In the prologue to his last work, this author admits plagiarizing Linked By Death, a work of Diphilus. In that play, Micio raises his nephew Aeschinus and Demea brings up Ctesiphon. This author of The Mother-in-Law wrote a play in which Parmeno introduces Chaerea to the title character, and Pamphila is a gift for Thais from Phaedria and Thraso. For 10 points, name this Roman playwright of The Eunuch who was brought from Carthage as a slave, who often adapted the plots of Menander and wrote for a more sophisticated audience than his predecessor Plautus.
A character in one of this man's works dreams of being attacked by a monkey after not having lent that monkey a ladder. In that work by this man, a girl stolen from her parents by pirates attempts to escape her pimp, Labrax. Another of his works climaxes after a servant of Callidamates reveals to Theuropides that Philolaches has been partying and that his house is not haunted. This author of Rudens and Mostellaria wrote a play whose title slave makes a bet with Simo about his master Calidorus's attempt to save Phoenicium from slavery, as well as a play which ends with servants beating up the arrogant Pyrgopolinices. Lars Familiaris allows the miser Euclio to discover the title object of another of his plays. For 10 points, identify this author of Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus, and Aulularia, an early Latin comic playwright.
This author wrote about "thy kind voice call[ing her] back again" in the poem "To Imagination." One novel by this author tells of how the antagonist is bullied by Hindley before raising and abusing Hindley's son Hareton. That work by this author starts with the arrival of Mr. (*) Lockwood at Thrushcross Grange. The antagonist of that work by this author persecutes Edgar Linton for marrying Catherine Earnshaw and is named Heathcliff. For 10 points, name this author of Wuthering Heights, who was the sister of Anne and Charlotte.
This author wrote about Louis Gerard Moore's courtship of the owner of Fieldhead, Mrs. Keeldar, in her novel Shirley. In another novel by her, we learn that the brat John grows up to be an alcoholic and dies early, while Helen Burns succumbs to an epidemic of fever. Jean Rhys wrote a prequel to this author's major work, which sees the title character sent to live with the harsh Mrs. Reed before arriving at Thornfield. In that work, a fire reveals that Bertha Mason still lives upstairs. For 10 points, name this writer who created Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre.
This author of the poem "The Narrow Way" was a sister of Charlotte Bronte. Her two novels are Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
T. S. Eliot
In one of his works the psychiatrist Henry Harcourt-Reilly reconciles Edward and Lavinia by convincing them to host the title event, and another poem offers the bleak image, "Tenants of the house / thoughts of a dry brain in a dry season." He calls the river "a strong brown god" and is satisfied with "the life of significant soil" in "The Dry Salvages," part of a work whose other sections include "East Coker" and Burnt Norton." The refrain "HURRY UP PLEASE IT'S TIME" appears in the section "A Game of Chess" in a poem that begins "April is the cruelest month." FTP, identify this author of "Gerontion," The Four Quartets, and "The Waste Land."
One of this author's characters is instructed by his father to curse Mr. Wakem in the family Bible. In the novel featuring that character, Tom gives his sister a fishing a rod at its beginning, leading her to forget about his rabbits. In another work by this author, Rosamind Vincy sets her sights on the newly arrived medical student Tertius Lydgate, who seeks funds from Bulstrode. In addition to a novel that ends with Maggie Tulliver and her brother drowning, her most notable novel chronicles the protagonist's life before and after the death of Edward Casaubon, and focuses on Will Ladislaw and Dorothea Brooke. For 10 points, name this author of The Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch.
This poet wrote defenses of piety in "An Address to the Atheist" and "An Address to the Deist." She wrote that "A monarch's smile can set his people free" in "To the King's Most Excellent Majesty" which celebrated the repeal of the Stamp Act and gained prominence with an elegy on the death of George Whitefield. Most of her poems were published in the book Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, and she described her own situation in "On being brought from Africa to America." For 10 points, name this early African-American poet.
One of this author's plays sees a character take the codename Raskolnikov and murder the Communist leader Hoederer after Hoederer messes around with Jessica. Another of his works sees Pablo Ibbieta give authorities false whereabouts for Ramon Gris, but Gris moves to the very spot Pablo has revealed. In addition to Dirty Hands and "The Wall," this author wrote a novel about the "sweetish sickness" of Roquentin. For 10 points, name this author who recounted the story of Orestes in The Flies and wrote of the child-killing Estelle and the lesbian Ines who torment Garcin in a work that posits "Hell is other people," this author's play No Exit.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
While a member of the Semi-Colon club, a literary group in Cincinnati, this author did publish a number of short stories in Godey's Lady's Book. In one short-story by this author Giuletta is advised that "Eagles make bad work in dove-cots" regarding a certain cavalier with whom she flirts and Girolamo Savonarola is an important character in this author's "Agnes of Sorrento." Though this author is not Lillian Hellman, this author did write a work Little Foxes under the pen name Christopher Crowfield. In one of this author's novels, Ophelia Sinclaire, the cousin of Augustine, takes her to task for defending a certain institution and the title character at one point tries to write based on the instructions he received from Mas'r George. For 10 points, name this American author whose little anti-slavery book started a war according to Abraham Lincoln.
In one of this author's novels, Gail Hightower has a vision of an enormous wheel, and Percy Grimm shoots a man who killed Joanna Burden. Rosa Coldfield narrates another of this author's novels, which focuses on the father of Charles Bon, Thomas Sutpen. In one of his novels, Cash loses his leg and Darl is taken to an insane asylum during a journey to Jefferson to bury Addie Bundren. For 10 points, name this American author, who set many of his novels in Yoknapatawpha County, including Light in August, As I Lay Dying, and The Sound and the Fury.
In one poem, this poet compared a Caribbean sunset to "God having a hemorrhage." Another of this writer's poems ends "Beautiful, also, is the sun. / Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people." This poet wrote about a singer who "slept like a rock or a man that's dead" after "droning a drowsy syncopated tune, / Rocking back and forth to a mellow croon," in "The Weary Blues." His poetry collections include Fine Clothes to the Jew and Shakespeare in Harlem. For 10 points, name this author of Montage of a Dream Deferred and "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."
In the essay "Just This Side of Byzantium," this author acknowledges that Greentown and the protagonist Douglas Spaulding are recreations of his childhood. In another of his works, he explored chaos theory in the story of a man who travels to hunt dinosaurs and accidentally stomps a butterfly, then returns to the present to find his society changed. His best-known work centers on a group that uses a salamander as its symbol. The protagonist of that work is influenced by Clarisse McClellan and the professor Faber and eventually begins to secretly read a Bible. After killing Captain Beatty and eluding the Mechanical Hound, Guy Montag is able to escape his past. FTP, name this author of "The Sound of Thunder," Dandelion Wine, and Fahrenheit 451.
In one story by this author, Adam, Moses and Buddha are considered celebrities in heaven, and that story also sees a cranberry farmer named Sandy McWilliams answer the title character's questions about heaven. This author of "Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven" co-authored a work which contains stories about Silas Hawkins, Phillip Sterling and Henry Brierly, and the title character of another work by this author proves that Chambers and Tom Driscoll were switched at birth. This co-author of The Gilded Age and author of Pudd'nhead Wilson wrote a novel in which Edward VI rescues Tom Canty from a beating by the Royal Guards. For 10 points—name this author of The Prince and the Pauper, who wrote about the title character's journey down the Mississippi with the escaped slave Jim in his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
One work by this author sees a strait-laced architect put on the mask of his dead friend Dion Anthony, and in another work by this author, Dr. Ned Darrell impregnates Nina Leeds. This author of The Great God Brown and Strange Interlude wrote expressionistic plays about Yank Smith and Brutus Jones, as well as a play about the arrival of Theodore Hickman to Harry Hope's Bar. For 10 points, name this playwright of The Hairy Ape and The Iceman Cometh, the first American playwright to win the Nobel Prize.
This author wrote about Elena falling for Dmitri Isarov in his novel On the Eve. This author wrote a novella in which Dmitri Sanin sells his estate to move to Germany and wrote a collection including the stories "Khor and Kalinych" and "Yermolay and the Miller's Wife." This author of The Torrents of Spring and A Sportsman's Sketches wrote about the student Arkady Kirsanov, who is visited by the student Bazarov. For 10 points, name this Russian author who wrote about the nihilist Bazarov in his novel Fathers and Sons.
This man wrote a story set at a party hosted by the landowner Julian, and a novel about two cousins living in shoddy apartments; those works are "A Christmas Tree and a Wedding" and Poor Folk. He wrote about a man who goes to Roulettenburg with Madamoiselle Blanche, Alexei Ivanovich, and about Natasya Fillipovna's murderer Rogozhin. This author of The Gambler wrote about the "sick and spiteful man" who meets the prostitute Liza, and he wrote about a pawnbroker's murder by Raskolnikov. For 10 points, name this author of The Idiot, Notes From Underground, and Crime and Punishment.
The title character of one work by this author cuts off his own finger to prevent himself from sleeping with the divorcee Makovkina. In addition to Father Sergius, his works include a trilogy beginning with the novel Childhood as well as a collection entitled Sevastopol Sketches. A more famous novel by this author of The Death of Ivan Ilych ends with the marriage between Natasha Rostov and Pierre Bezuhkov after Napoleon's failed invasion of Russia. For 10 points, identify this author who wrote the lengthy but brilliant novel War and Peace.
In one novel by this author, the student Dyomka has his leg amputated against the advice of Asya, and another of this man's novels includes research done by Sologdin and refused by the mathematician Nerzhin. In addition to Cancer Ward and The First Circle, this man wrote a novel in which an orderly writes poetry and the Baptist Alyosha has been imprisoned for his religion. That novel also features the the title character's squad leader Tiurin, and this man also wrote an autobiographical work with a similar setting. For 10 points, name this Russian author of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and The Gulag Archipelago.
One of her poems accuses a character of being "pithy and historical as the Roman Forum," and another ends "I eat men like air." In addition to "The Colossus" and "Lady Lazarus," she wrote about "the substanceless blue" in "Ariel" and about how "every woman adores a fascist" in "Daddy." Her only novel was published under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas and describes the mental breakdown of magazine intern Esther Greenwood. For 10 points, name this author of The Bell Jar, which was published in the same year that she killed herself with a gas oven.
This author wrote about a character who is forced to become a window cleaner after publishing an article about Oedipus. In that novel, the protagonists own a dog that dies of cancer, named Karenin. Franz and (*) Sabina are characters created by this author in a novel whose protagonists die when they are crushed while changing a tire. In a novel featuring Tomas and Teresa, this author wrote about a female photographer taking pictures of tanks rolling in to crush the Prague Spring. For 10 points, name this Czech author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
One work by this author retells an ancient classic and sees the protagonist live the last year of his life in Antarctica after earlier traveling as a holy man in Africa. Another of his novels offers a controversial narrative of Jesus Christ from his own perspective. In addition to The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel and The Last Temptation, he wrote a novel that sees the main characters stay at the hotel of Madame Hortense. The title character of that novel later works as a foreman at a Cretan mine. For 10 points, name this Nobel Prize winning European author of Zorba the Greek.
e. e. cummings
He claimed that "kindness and goodness do not make a fellow tall" in "Lily has a Rose," and retold the story of Little Eva and Eliza in his ballet Tom. He wrote of males who "cannot chat of this and that" in "the boys i mean are not refined." He told of a man "more blond than you" who "will not kiss your ... flag" in his "I Sing of Olaf, Glad and Big." He wrote of "someones marrying their everyones/ laughing their cryings" in one work, and told of a French concentration camp run by Appolyon in World War I in a work based on Pilgrim's Progress. For 10 points, name this author of "Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town" and The Enormous Room.
In one of this writer's novels, the wolf Homo helps Gwynplaine find the blind girl Dea. In addition to The Man Who Laughs, this author wrote a novel in which Griffenfield imprisons the pure maiden Ethel and is defeated by Ordener Guldenlew, Hans of Iceland. One of this author's books focuses on the escaped convict and caretaker of Collette, Jean Valjean, while another features the character Esmeralda and is about the bellringer Quasimodo. For ten points, identify this author of Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
One poem by this author describes a wall inscribed with the phrase "PARAS THIRTEEN, BOGSIDE NIL" and is an elegy for a man who "drank like a fish" before he was "blown to bits." He included the image of a "four foot box, a foot for every year" in a poem narrated by a student who "sat all morning in the college sick bay counting bells knelling classes to a close." This author of "Casualty" wrote of a student of Miss Walls who collects "jampotfulls" of (*) "frogspawn" in another poem. He wrote that "my squat pen rests" "between my finger and my thumb" in a poem that compares his profession to his father's labor in the bogs. For 10 points, name this poet who included "Mid-Term Break" and "Digging" in his collection The Death of a Naturalist, an Irish Nobel winner who translated Beowulf.
In one of this author's short stories, Judge Menefee tells a lady to award an apple to the man who tells the best story about the hermit Redruth, only to discover that she has eaten it herself. Besides "The Sphinx Apple," this author wrote many stores about the con men Andy Tucker and Jeff Peters, as well as stories set in the West like "The Caballero's Way." His collections include Cabbages and Kings and The Four Million. For 10 points, name this author who used plot twists in short stories like "The Last Leaf," "The Ransom of Red Chief," and "The Gift of the Magi."
His characters include Formosante, who searches for her lover in The Princess of Babylon, and the Scythian Babouc, who sees the fall of Persepolis in The World as it Is. His poetic works include The Wordly One, an apologia about the author's love of physical comforts; Epistle to Urania, which rejects Christian orthodoxy; and An Essay on Epic Poetry, which was written in English to promote his epic, The Henriad. One of his plays centers on a queen of Messina who marries Polyphonte, Merope, while, in his most popular tragedy, the sultan Orosman kills the title slave girl, Zaire. FTP, name this prolific author whose most famous tale follows the adventures of Cacambo, Cunegonde, and Pangloss and is called Candide.
This author is asked "moved you not, restless, waiting for him?" in an "homage" to her by John Berryman. She laments "so it was, and so 'twas just" after noting that her belongings were "now in the dust" in another poem. This author of "Upon the Burning of Our House" wrote a poem addressing an "ill-formed (*) offspring of my feeble brain" in "The Author to Her Book." For 10 points, name this author of "The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung up in America," a seventeenth century American poet.
Edgar Allan Poe
In one poem, this author called science the "true daughter of old time." This author also wrote the poem "The Conqueror Worm," which appears in his story in which Lady Rowena becomes the title character, "Ligeia." In another story by this man, Montresor describes how he got his revenge on Fortunato. Several of his stories feature the detective C. Auguste Dupin, including "The Purloined Letter." For 10 points, name this American writer known for such poems as "Lenore" and "The Raven."
This man wrote about Reuben Bourne killing his son at the spot where he left his dying comrade, and about another man who discovers the Unpardonable Sin. This author also wrote of Reverend Hooper's refusal to remove the title object, and of (*) Aylmer's removal of the title blemish at the cost of his wife Georgiana's life. This author included "Roger Malvin's Burial," "Ethan Brand," "The Minister's Black Veil," and "The Birthmark" in his Mosses from an Old Manse and Twice Told Tales. For 10 points, name this author who wrote about Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter.
This poet wrote that "The thundering cannon now begins the fight, / And though it be noon creates a night" in his poem "Blake's Victory," while he wrote about a person who "with her Eyes my Heart does bind" and whose "Voice might captivate my Mind" in "The Fair Singer." He wrote that "After two sittings, now our Lady State / To end her picture does the third time wait" in a poem satirizing an Anglo-Dutch War, "Last Instructions to a Painter," and he claimed that "Society is all but rude, / To this delicious Solitude" in his poem "The (*) Garden." A man, who is "superfluously spread, / Demands more room alive than dead" in his poem "Upon Appleton House," while he is best known for describing the "Iron gates of Life" and "Times winged Chariot" in a carpe diem poem that begins "Had we but World enough, and Time." For 10 points, name this author of "To His Coy Mistress."
This author alleviated his boredom with rural life by teaching a pig to drink alcohol, and he praised the wearing of lawn linen in several works. This poet described a recurring figure who engages in several dialogues between pursuits of Juliana, Damon, and urged "Get up, sweet slug-a-bed" in another poem. This creator of the sexually graphic Julia poems penned "Delight in Disorder" and (*) "Corinna's Going A-Maying," and noted in a better-known poem that "for having lost but once your prime, you may for ever tarry" and that "this same flower that smiles today, tomorrow will be dying." The author of the collection Hesperides, for 10 points, name this Cavalier poet who wrote that as "old time is still a-flying," one should "gather ye rosebuds while ye may" in "To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time."
Guy de Maupassant
In one work by this man the protagonist's attempt to pick up the titular object lead him to be accused of theft, and in another work, the titular Madame and her employees attend her niece's confirmation. In addition to "A Piece of String" and" Madame Tellier's Establishment" he wrote about a Brazilian vampire spirit in "La Horla." A woman is snubbed after sleeping with a Prussian officer in this man's story "The Ball of Fat." For 10 points, name the prolific French short story writer who wrote about Madame Loisel losing a replica of the title piece of jewelry in "The Necklace."
In one of his stories, the European guest of a caravan stops at an oasis and talks to an old dog-like animal. In addition to "Jackals and Arabs," he wrote about an ape that learned to act like a human and that gives the title "Report to an Academy." In one of his novels, a bank employee is arrested without reason and receives no answers, while in another novel, a man dies when his father throws an apple at him after turning into a "vermin." For 10 points, name this creator of Joseph K. and Gregor Samsa, the author of The Trial and The Metamorphosis.
This man described a character who has an epitelioma near his mustache, and the Agazzi family watch the conflict between Signora Frolla and Signor Ponza over Signora Ponza's identity in another work. In addition to The Man With the Flower in His Mouth and Right you are! (If you think you are), he wrote about a guy who goes to Monte Carlo and is mistaken for being dead, The Late Mattea Pascal, and a work in which a man who falls off of a horse believes he is the title Holy Roman Emperor. Better known for a work featuring a Boy, Girl, Mother, Father, Stepdaughter, and Son, for 10 points, name this author of Enrico IV and Six Characters in Search of An Author.
This man described a couple trying to bribe Holmes with a banana in a play featuring Foot before writing about Anish Das and Flora Crew in the two plays After Magritte and Indian Ink. This author that wrote about Charlotte and Max performing The House of Cards in the play The Real Thing collaborated with Andre Previn in his Every Good Boy Deserves Favor. Mikhail Bakunin and Ivan Turgenev were integrated by this author's, The Coast of Utopia. The title characters of another of his plays hop into barrels when pirates attack a ship after their friend performs The Murder of Gonzago. For ten points, name this author that created a man that gets lots of heads after flipping coins in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
In one short story by this man, a military officer and a doctor buy lozenges that they don't need as a pretext to flirt with the title figure, "The Chemist's Wife." One of his plays is about a man who is accused of marrying Sasha for her money after his convert wife Anna dies. In addition to Ivanov, he wrote of Andrey Prozorov's attempts to marry off Masha, Olga, and Irina. In another of his plays, the son of serfs Lopakhin purchases the Ranevsky estate and chops down the title trees. For 10 points, name this writer of Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard, and The Seagull.
This author wrote a story in which the title body part is covered with a Jesus tattoo, "Parker's Back." One of her novels is about the teenage preacher Francis Marion Tarwater, and she also wrote a story in which Julian's racist mother is smacked with a purse after demeaning a black child. In another story by this author, Mrs. (*) Crater pays Tom Shiftlet to marry her mute daughter Lucynell. In her most famous story, a family is murdered by "The Misfit." For 10 points, name this American author of "The Live You Save May Be Your Own" and "A Good Man Is Hard to Find."
His first publication was a collection of 36 love poems entitled Chamber Music. Stephen Hero was a posthumous publication that contained large portions of another of his works, while Humphrey Chimpdon appears in another work, Finnegan's Wake. "Eveline", "Araby", "The Dead" and twelve other stories appear in one of his works depicting the middle class life of residents of the title city, while another work about Leopold Bloom contained allusions to a work by Homer. For 10 points, identify this Irish author of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Dubliners, and Ulysses.
William Cullen Bryant
This man wrote "A Discourse on the Life and Genius of James Fenimore Cooper." His poems include one written upon the death of his wife, "October, 1866," and a poem that includes the lines "Thou comest not when violets lean/O'er wandering brooks and springs unseen," "To the Fringed Gentian." He is best-known, however, for a poem that asks "Far, through their rosy depths, dost thou pursue/Thy solitary way?" and a meditation on death written at the age of seventeen. For 10 points, name this author of "To a Waterfowl" and "Thanatopsis."
In one of this writer's novels, two feuding women named Heed and Christine share the mansion of dead hotel owner Bill Cosey, while another novel focuses on a community known as the Bottom, which is home to Nel Wright and the titular character, who accidentally drowns Chicken Little. Love and Sula are novels by this writer of Guitar Bains, Milkman Dead, and Pecola Breedlove, who aspires to look like Shirley Temple. In another of her novels, Paul D's relationship with Sethe sparks jealousy from the titular ghost. For 10 points, name this American writer of Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, and Beloved.
In this man's most recent work, periodic "choruses" are interspersed between stories concerning a rancher who wants his four sons to be priests, and the rebellious son of the president. A Knight from Don Quixote and the glass found in Olmec tombs serve as repeated metaphors of the title concept in his The Buried Mirror. The myths of his country serve as material for historical analysis in the novel A Change of Skin, and his chief work of literary criticism is The New Hispano-American Novel. Philip II's construction of the Escorial is one of the settings in his Terra Nostra, while an avatar of the Aztec God of war is the narrator of Where the Air is Clear. For ten points, identify this Mexican novelist of The Old Gringo and The Death of Artemio Cruz.
This author won a National Book Award for his collection A Crown of Feathers. Many of his
works, like the novel The Slave and the story "The Slaughterer", advocate vegetarianism. He wrote about Hermann Broder's accidental bigamy and about the many loves of the stage magician Yasha Mazur in his works Enemies: A Love Story and The Magician of Lublin, respectively. The messianic cult of (*) Shabbatai Zevi sweeps the title town in another work by this author. His most famous short story is about a man who marries the unfaithful Elka, is mocked by Rietze the Candle-Dipper, and is told by the Spirit of Evil to use urine in his baking. For 10 points, name this Jewish-American author of Satan in
Goray and "Gimpel the Fool."
Jorge Luis Borges
In one of his stories a gunman uses mystic Jewish symbolism to trap and shoot the detective Erik Lonrot. In addition to "Death and the Compass," this man wrote a story in which a French writer attempts to write a word-for-word recreation of a Cervantes novel in "Pierre Menard, Author of the (*) Quixote." His other works include thought experiments like "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" and one that explores an infinite collection of books. For 10 points, name this man who included "The Aleph," "Library of Babel," and "The Garden of Forking Paths" in his collection Ficciones.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Santiago Nasar is stabbed because he slept with Angela Vicario in one work by this author, who titled another novel after a character who is immune to bullets and wants his mother canonized. The death of Juvenal Urbino allows his wife Fermina to pursue Florentino in one of his works, (*) Love in the Time of Cholera. Another of his novels involves a family whose matriarch fears she will have children with pig's tails and is married to Jose Arcadio Buendia. For 10 points, name this Colombian author of One Hundred Years of Solitude.
He wrote about a battle between Catalina and Yumí to control the title moon spirit in one work, while he criticized the Central American fruit industry in a series containing the novels The Cyclone, The Green Pope, and The Eyes of the Interred. This author of Mulata de tal and The Banana Trilogy wrote a work which describes pre-Colombian Mayan civilization using elements of magical realism, and his more well known works include one in which Nicho is transformed into a coyote and Gaspar Ilom is killed by planters, and another in which Colonel Sonriente is murdered by the Zany, but Abel Carvajal and General Canales are accused of the crime. For 10 points—name this author of Leyendas de Guatemala, Men of Maize and El Señor Presidente.
In a story by this author, a demon has eyelids that drag on the ground, and the seminarian Khoma has a deadly encounter with a witch. In addition to "Viy," he wrote about a Cossack whose son Ostap is killed by Polish troops. Another of his novels sees a man scam five hundred rubles and admit that he is not the title figure despite Anton's confusion. In addition to Taras Bulba and The Inspector General, this author wrote about a copyist who becomes a ghost near Kalinkin Bridge after his expensive garment is stolen. For 10 points, name this writer of "The Overcoat."
This author wrote a satirical novel about the schoolteacher Odili's opposition to the Minister of Culture, Nanga. In addition to A Man of the People, he wrote about a character who staples people's hands in the fictional Republic of Kangan. In another of his novels, (*) Obi accepts bribes after he is sent to study in England by the Umuofia Progressive Union. Umuofia is also the setting of his most famous novel, in which Okonkwo hangs himself. For 10 points, name this author of Anthills of the Savannah, No Longer at Ease, and Things Fall Apart.
George Chapman translated this author's two main works into English. This author used the epithets "wine-dark" to describe the sea and "grey-eyed" to describe Athena. One of this author's title characters is attacked by the Laestrygonians, and calls himself "No-Man" to escape from the Cyclops Polyphemus. An epic poem by this author begins by depicting the wrath of Achilles, and ends with a victorious army hiding inside the Trojan Horse. For 10 points, name this ancient Greek poet of The Iliad and The Odyssey.
One of this author's characters writes an article on green bowler hats, which is a strictly taboo subject in The Daily Express. Another of his works ends when Todd holds Tony Last prisoner and forces him to read Dickens novels aloud. Along with Vile Bodies and A Handful of Dust, he wrote of Anthony Blanche berating a narrator's career as an architectural painter, while Rex Mottram has an unfulfilling marriage with Julia Flyte. For 10 points, name this author, who wrote about Sebastian Flyte and Charles Ryder in Brideshead Revisited.
The works of this poet, who attended Oxford University but left without earning a degree, include 1593's The Shadow of Night: Two Poeticall Hymnes and 1595's Ovids Banquet of Sence. His main fame, though, comes from his revered translations of the Iliad and Odyssey. For 10 points -- name this English poet, the subject of a poem by John Keats.
Erwin hands a clay figurine to his anti-superstitious friend Friedrich in this man's short story "Within and Without." Tu Fu and Louis attempt to help their friend, the title painter, in his novel Klingsor's Last Summer, and Pistorius becomes the mentor of Emil Sinclair, who searches for the title character in his Demian. Joseph Knecht's successor to the title of Magister Ludi narrates his Glass-Bead Game, and a better known novel ends when Hermine is stabbed by the title character, Harry Haller. For 10 points, name this German author of Steppenwolf and Siddhartha.
One of this man's novels is narrated by Susan Barton and is modeled on Robinson Crusoe, while another of his novels features the invasion of a frontier town by Colonel Joll and takes its title from a Constantine Cavafy poem. In addition to Foe and Waiting for the Barbarians, this man wrote about a hare-lipped gardener who journeys to his mother's hometown in one work, while another features a professor who loses his job after he seduces a student. The creator of the character David Lurie, for 10 points, identify this South African author of The Life and Times of Michael K and Disgrace.
In one work by this man, a recently released criminal seeks revenge on his wife, former friend, and former mentor, but instead ends up killing two innocent people, while in another of this man's works, allegorical representations of religious figures are written about by an unnamed narrator who also describes the destitution of the titular location. In addition to The Thief and the Dogs and Children of the Alley, this man wrote about the attempts of Hamida to escape the titular location through marriage and prostitution in Midaq Alley. For 10 points, name this author who also wrote about three generations of a Muslim family from the time of World War I until the revolution of 1952 in his Cairo Trilogy.
This author's unfinished autobiography, Illumination and Night Glare, was released over 30 years posthumous in 1999. Novels include one about a latent homosexual officer and his nymphomaniac wife, and one about Jester, Fox Clane, and J.T. Malone. In addition to Reflections in a Golden Eye and A Clock Without Hands, she wrote the short stories "A Domestic Dilemna" and "The Sojourner" in one collection. One of her more famous works features Janice Evans getting married to Jarvis, the brother of the title character, Frankie Addams, while her most famous novel includes Jake Blount, a drunk who frequents Biff Brannon's New York Cafe, as well as (*) Spiros Antonapoulos and John Singer, both of whom are deaf-mutes. FTP, name this author of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, The Member of the Wedding, and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.
He wrote about Gordon Comstock and Dorothy Hare in two of his earlier novels, Keep the Aspidistra Flying and A Clergyman's Daughter. He told of his childhood in an autobiographical essay published three years after his death, Such, Such Were the Joys and described his experiences among poor miners in northern England in The Road to (*) Wigan Pier. He warned against using overly obtuse and meaningless speech in his essay Politics and the English Language using the example of "a not unblack dog". His first book talked about his time in the title cities, Down and Out in Paris and London, and other works based in his travels include Homage to Catalonia and Burmese Days. His most famous works include characters like Parsons, Syme, and Boxer, and, more centrally, Napoleon and Winston Smith. FTP name this author of Animal Farm and 1984.
A character sings a song entitled "Don't Touch My Uniform" in his one-act play about Samba, entitled The Beatification of the Area Boy. Other plays by this author include A Play of Giants and Requiem for a Futurologist. One of this author's plays centers on Bero's denial of his culture, and in another, Baroka fights with Lankunle over the right to marry Sidi. Mr. Pilkins intervenes in the ritual suicide of Elesin Oba in another of this author's plays. For 10 points, identify this author of Madmen and Specialists, The Lion and the Jewel, and Death and the King's Horseman, a Nigerian.
This author wrote a book about a painter who studies under Jacques David before ordering the Death of his Friend Maurice Brotteaux as a member of the Grand Tribunal during the Reign of Terror. In addition to that novel about Evariste Gamelin, he wrote about a monk's efforts to convert the title Egyptian courtesan to Christianity in a novel that inspired a Massanet opera. This author of the The Gods Are Athirst wrote a book about a man who travels to Italy to buy a rare book from Signor Polizzi only to learn the book was sent to Paris, while another novel sees the monk Mael baptize a society of the title creatures living at the North Pole. For 10 points, name this French author of The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard and Penguin Island.
In one play by this author, carts drawn by two street sweepers remind readers of the inevitability of death. In another play, one character gives money to the Union of Merchant Seamen. Another play opens as the drug-addled Princess Kosmonopolis wakes up in the town of St. Cloud and makes love to the gigolo Chance Wayne. This author wrote plays about Kilman's arrival in a Central American town and about Dr. Cukrowicz's lobotomy on a mother whose homosexual son is cannibalized by a crowd of boys. Another play features the artist (*) Hannah Jelkes and tour guide Larry Shannon, who stay at a hotel owned by Maxine Faulk. Best known for a play where the horn of a unicorn is broken by Jim O'Connor, for 10 points, identify this dramatist of Camino Real, Sweet Bird of Youth, Suddenly Last Summer, The Night of the Iguana, and a play about Laura Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie.
The protagonist of one of this man's works gives a jar to his friend instead of repaying a loan, and later dies after embezzling money in an attempt to buy out a courtesan's contract. Another of his works sees a man nicknamed "Hard Luck" stab a tobacco merchant in the head after drinking in a teahouse with Yojibei and Azuma. The title character of another work by this man is aided by the generals Kanki and Go Sankei in defeating the Manchu forces under Ri Toten. This author of The Courier for Hell and The Uprooted Pine also wrote a play in which the oil merchant Kuheiji scams Tokubei out of his dowry, after which Tokubei and Ohatsu kill themselves. For 10 points, name this author of such bunraku plays as The Battles of Coxinga and The Love Suicides at Sonezaki.
In one of this author's novels, the protagonist is interrogated by policemen named Bookish and Fishermen about the murder of Mei after befriending a thirteen year old psychic at the Dolphin Hotel. In another, the protagonist avoids INKlings during a journey to an underground laboratory, and is assigned to read dreams from unicorn skulls by "the gatekeeper." This author of Dance, Dance, Dance wrote about a trilogy of novels about "the Rat," including A Wild Sheep Chase, as well as Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. For 10 points, name this contemporary Japanese novelist of Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.
In one work by this man, the composer D's meetings with the title character drive him to commit suicide. In another of his works, the dog Leo digs up some corpses which brings disease to children staying in an isolated town, and is titled Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids. Another of his work describes the return of Mitsuhiro and Takashi to Okubo. Better known for works that parallel his relationship with his developmentally disabled son Hakuri, for 10 points, identify this Japanese author of The Silent Cry and A Personal Matter.
Hisao reveals to Asako that he plans to assassinate his father in this man's play The Rokumeikan. Akio likens the tears of his former lover to the title objects in "Fountains in the Rain," from his collection Acts of Worship. Noguchi marries the proprietress of the Setsugoan in his After the Banquet. Fusako's fiancé Ryuji is given drugged tea at the end of another of this man's novels, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea. In one of his works, the line "when you meet the Buddha, kill him" convinces Mizoguchi to burn down the Kinkakuji. For 10 points, name this author of The Temple of the Golden Pavilion and Confessions of a Mask who killed himself on live TV in Japan.
In one work by this author, a disgruntled priest posts a sign claiming that a dragon will emerge from a lake on the 3rd of March, drawing a large crowd of people who think they witness that event. The narrator of an autobiographical story by this man has an aversion to the color yellow, constantly encounters raincoats, and reads a section from The Brothers Karamazov in his copy of Crime and Punishment. That story concerns an author who hallucinates about (*) gears. In another of his stories, a recently fired servant steals clothes from an old woman after watching her gather hairs from a corpse under the title gate. This author of "The Dragon" and "Cogwheels" wrote of seven witnesses giving varying accounts of a murder of a samurai. For 10 points, name this Japanese author of "In a Grove" and "Rashomon."
This author wrote an essay in which he removes the entire contents of a hotel fridge in an attempt to store a smoked salmon. Another of his works features the title figure's partnership with the monopod Gavagai, and Roberto della Griva becomes obsessed with his evil twin after being shipwrecked near the International Date Line in his The Island of the Day Before. Three editors' use of Abulafia to create the Plan leads to Belbo's hanging on the title object in one of his works, and this author wrote about a series of mysterious deaths in a monastery in a novel narrated by Adso of Melk. For 10 points, name this Italian author of Foucault's Pendulum and The Name of the Rose.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
In one story by this author, Long Norton and William Monkhouse Lee are attacked by Edward Bellingham's reanimated mummy, while Joyce-Armstrong discovers that air-jungles of jellyfish and snake-like creatures live above 40,000 feet. This author of "Lot No. 249" and "The Horror of the Heights" wrote about Theodore Nemor being killed by his own invention and a war between the Doda and the Accala in two novels in a series about a man who was killed by a large sentient being he found when he drilled to the center of the earth in the story "When the World Screamed". For 10 points—name this creator of Professor George Challenger whose novels His Last Bow and The Valley of Fear focus on a character first introduced in A Study in Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes.
Sir Walter Scott
One of this man's novels concerns the secret marriage of Amy Robsart to Robert Dudley, and in another novel, Jeanie Deans attains a pardon for her sister and a better farm for her father. In another novel, Frank Osbaldistone is helped by the title outlaw. In his most famous novel, the Black Knight turns out to be Richard the Lionheart, and Robin Hood helps lay siege to a castle to rescue Rowena. For 10 points, name this Scottish novelist of Kenilworth, The Heart of Midlothian, Rob Roy, and Ivanhoe.
In one of this man's works, Thomas Hudson comes to terms with the death of his kids and hunts for a damaged German boat. He wrote a work in which Harry Morgan runs contraband, and also wrote of Robert and Maria, who clash with Paolo, in the stories "Islands in the Stream" and "True at First Light." Another short story by this author sees Al and Max discuss murdering the boxer Ole Andreson. That work is "The Killers," which includes his recurring character Nick Adams. This man's longer works include To Have and Have Not and one in which Manolin assists the fisherman Santiago. For 10 points, name this author of A Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea.
In one poem by this author, the narrator encounters a boring poet on the Sacred Way and can't get out of the conversation until the bore is dragged to prison. Another poem by this author begins "Now it is time to drink," and notes that Cleopatra "sought to die more nobly." This author commissioned 27 boys and 27 girls to sing his Carmen Saeculare, and one poem by this author is addressed to Leuconoe and advises her to "trust as little as possible in tomorrow." He wrote the essay Ars Poetica. For 10 points, identify this ancient Roman author of the Satires and Epodes whose Odes contain a poem which includes the line "carpe diem."
In one of this author's plays, the son of Albert Allmers is killed by the Rat Wife. In another of this author's plays, Judge Kroll accuses Rebecca West of attempting to manipulate the clergyman Johannes. In addition to Little Eyolf and Rosmersholm, this playwright created characters like the daughter of Hjalmar Ekdal, who shoots herself after talking to Gregers Werle, and Nora Helmer, who leaves her husband Torvald. For 10 points, name this Norwegian playwright of The Wild Duck, Ghosts, and A Doll's House.
The title character of one of this author's novels gets a job as a purge director after being operated on by a rich and famous surgeon whose assistant is Ivan Bromenthal. That work opens with the title character complainong about the soup and mushrooms he has to have for supper, and sees the protagonist rid the city of counter-revolutionary cats. One of his title characters is given a cream which she uses before flying on a broom to Apartment 50 in which she hosts Satan's ball. He created the character Sharik, who is later named Polygraph Polygraphovich, and the gang of Koroviev, Azazello, Behemoth, and Professor Woland, who wreak havoc in Soviet era Moscow. For 10 points, name this Russian author of Heart of a Dog and Master and Margarita.
One of this author's novels includes a Soviet U-boat captain named Alexander Marisenko, and is narrated by the father of Konrad, Paul Pokriefke. The narrator is married to Ilsebill in another of his novels, which is named for a mythical fish. In addition to Crabwalk and The Flounder, this author wrote a novel about Pilenz's persecution of Joachim Mahlke, which followed a novel about a man who decides to stop growing after receiving an instrument for his third birthday, Oskar Matzerath. For 10 points, name this author of Dog Years, Cat and Mouse, and The Tin Drum.
He included the Syrian governor Vitellius and the executioner Mannaeus in his retelling of the John the Baptist story titled after Herod's wife. He considered his masterpiece to be a work about a saint who is confronted by Frailty, Science, the Queen of Sheba, and a version of the devil called Hilarion during a night in the desert. In addition to "Herodias" and The Temptation of Saint Anthony, he wrote about a daughter of Hamilcar who is pursued by the mercenary leader Matho in Salammbo. In another of his novels, Charles botches a foot surgery and the title character runs up huge debts after having affairs with Leon and Rodolphe. For 10 points, name this French author of Madame Bovary.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
In this writer's first prose work, Lisandro mourns Leonida's death by the Tagus River, Silerio complains about the loss of Timbrio and Nisida and the poet-shepherd Elicios vies with a richer suitor for the title figure's love. Berber pirates enslaved this man on his voyage home from fighting against the Turkish navy. In his magnum opus, the title knight dons a helmet filled with curds before embarking on the Adventure of the Lion and attacks thirty or more monstrous giants despite Sancho Panza pointing out that the knight's targets are windmills. For 10 points, name this author of Galatea and Don Quixote de la Mancha.
Erich Maria Remarque
The Nazi agent Georg attempts to track down his dissident brother-in-law Schwarz in this man's novel The Night in Lisbon, and his other late novels include The Black Obelisk and Heaven Has No Favorites. His major work opens with a card game played upon latrines and features the vengeful beating of the cruel Himmelstoss, before both Kemmerich and Muller pass along a pair of boots. That work by this author was followed by the sequel The Road Back. For 10 points, name this author who described the World War I death of Paul Baumer in All Quiet on the Western Front.
A girl is exposed as a man in drag at the end of one of his plays, which sees Sir Dauphine Eugenie tolerate his uncle Morose's hatred of noise. In addition to Epicoene, one of his plays sees Subtle and Face dupe Pertinax Surly and Sir Epicure Mammon, and another features a man named Sir Politic Would-Be. His best-known poem begins "Drink to me only with thine eyes," and is titled "To Celia." For 10 points, name this playwright of The Alchemist and Volpone.
William Makepeace Thackeray
This author wrote about the twins George and Henry Warrington in the The Virginians, which centers on the grandsons of this author's character Henry Esmond. The protagonist of this writer's best-known work plays Clytemnestra during a game of Charades. In this author's best known novel William Dobbin ultimately marries Amelia Sedley after her first husband George Osborne dies in the Battle of Waterloo. This author of The Luck of Barry Lyndon titled his best known work after a location in Pilgrim's Progress. For 10 points, name this author who wrote about Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair.
This author wrote the lines "Of the wide world I stand alone, and think/till Love and Fame to nothingness do sink" in his poem "When I have Fears that I may Cease to Be." He wrote about the decline of the Titans in his unfinished epic "Hyperion," which was included in his collection Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems. He may be best-known for poems that include the lines "Fled is that music:—Do I wake or sleep?" and "Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." For 10 points, name this English Romantic, author of "Ode to a Nightingale" and "Ode on a Grecian Urn."
This author of a historical novel about the pretender Perkin Warbeck wrote about Lionel Verney surviving a plague-ravaged world in The Last Man. Her most famous novel grew out of a ghost story writing contest with Lord Byron and her husband. The title character of that novel by this author loses his wife Elizabeth Lavenza on his wedding night and relates his story of scientific experimentation to Robert Walton. For 10 points, name this daughter of William Godwin and author of Frankenstein.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
He wrote about the title object "as still as a brooding dove" in a poem entitled "The Cloud," and he wrote about a priest who loves Beatrice, Count Orsino, who hires an assassin to kill a count in The Cenci. One poem by this man asks the reader to weep for the title lover of Venus in "Adonais," and another narrated by a "traveler from an antique land" involves seeing two legs of a statue that say "look on my works, ye mighty, and despair." The author of a poem about a "blithe spirit," for 10 points, name this poet of "Ozymandias" and "To a Skylark."
George Gordon, Lord Byron
This author published A Lament of Tasso and The Prophecy of Dante and attacked Lord Elgin in The Curse of Minerva. He described an Angel of death that "spread his wings on the blast," in a poem about the title figure's "cohorts [that] were gleaming in purple and gold." Another poem describes "a heart whose love is innocent." In addition to The Destruction of Sennacherib and She Walks in Beauty he published a poem about an immoralist womanizer. For ten points, name this author of Don Juan, a literary Lord.
This poet notes that he'd "rather be/A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn" in his sonnet "The World is Too Much With Us." This poet wrote "Strange fits of passion have I known" and "A Slumber Did my Spirit Seal," which are some of his "Lucy Poems." This poet described an outing with his sister Dorothy, when he saw "a host of golden daffodils," in his poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud." Another of his poems notes that "five years have past" since he saw the title church on the banks of the Wye. For 10 points, name this Romantic poet of "Tintern Abbey," who wrote Lyrical Ballads with Coleridge.
This author wrote a short story about the elevator operator Charlie who gets showered with gifts after falsely claiming to have two dead children. In addition to "Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor," he wrote a story in which Irene Westcott uses the title device to listen in on her neighbours, "The Enormous Radio." He also wrote a novel about a family whose members include Leander and his sons Moses and Coverly, and a story in which Neddy Merrill decides to return home from a party at the Westerhazys' by swimming through his neighbours' pools. For 10 points, name this author of The Wapshot Chronicle and "The Swimmer."
In one of this author's novels, the protagonist confesses to stealing "The Just Judges," a panel of the Ghent Altarpiece. That novel is set in an Amsterdam bar named Mexico City, and is narrated by Jean- Baptiste Clamence. In addition to The Fall, this author wrote a novel about a man who sleeps with Marie Cardona and does not cry at his mother's funeral. In that novel, the protagonist is sentenced to death after shooting an Arab on an Algerian beach. For 10 points, name this existentialist, the French author of The Stranger.
One character created by this man weaves a series of shawls depicting her husband's rise to power and overthrow by Raza Hyder. Rani and Iskander Harappa are found in a book by this man that also features Sufiya, whose outbreaks of violence lead to her beheading her husband Omar before exploding. He also created a character who dreams of Abu Simbel's deal with "the Messenger", Mahound, and who shoots Whisky Sisodia before throwing Alleluia Cone off a roof. This author of Shame also wrote a novel that begins with a hijacked plane exploding over the English Channel. For 10 points, identify this author of that book about Saladin Chamcha and Gibreel Farishta, The Satanic Verses.
In one of his novels, the revolutionary Sandip attracts the attentions of Bimala, the wife of the noble Nikhil, while he depicts the decline of the Chatterjees and rise of the Ghosals in Jogajog. Also the author of the novel The Home and the World, he may be better known as the poet who wrote both the Bangladeshi and Indian national anthems, as well as a collection of "song offerings" which was introduced to the English-speaking audience by W.B. Yeats. For 10 points, identify this Bengali poet of Gitanjali.
He wrote a poem about lovers of the title "Sphinx," while another of his poems includes a part about the Man of Sorrows, and was posthumously entitled "De Profundis." He created Lady Erlynne, who is secretly the mother of a woman who is tempted to run away with Lord Darlington, and in one novel the protagonist is called "Prince Charming" by Sybil Vane, and that man kills the painter Basil Hallward. For 10 points, name this author of Lady Windemere's Fan and The Picture of Dorian Gray.
One of this author's poems sees the speaker look at the world through a pane of ice before wondering if his rest is "just some human sleep." In another of his poems, a boy dies after his arm is mutilated by a "buzz-saw" that "snarled and rattled in the yard." This author the collection (*) A Boy's Will observed that "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, / They have to take you in" in his poem "The Death of the Hired Man." For 10 points, name this American poet of "Fire and Ice," "Birches," and "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening."
This author wrote a novel about the painter George Campton, who was living abroad in France when World War I began, leading to the conscription of his son. That novel, A Son at the Front, preceded her collection of four novellas including The Old Maid; that collection is Old New York. One of her better-known works is one in which May Welland is married to Newland Archer despite his feelings for her cousin. Responsible for a work in which the title character attempts suicide by steering a sled into a tree, identify this author of The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, and Ethan Frome.
This author wrote the short poem "You fit into me / like a hook into an eye / a fish hook / an open eye." In one of her novels, Moira removes a metal lever from a toilet and passes it off as a knife in order to steal Aunt Elizabeth's clothes. In another novel, the newly engaged Marian finds herself completely unable to eat until she bakes a woman-shaped cake for her fiancé. This author of The (*) Edible Woman described a novel written by Iris Chase, but initially attributed to her sister Laura, who committed suicide after World War II. This author also wrote about Snowman, who recalls the genetic engineering of a docile race of humans by one of the title characters. For 10 points, identify this author of The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake, and The Handmaid's Tale.
Richard Wright was inspired by the work of this author to spend the final months of his life writing poetry. This author's first book written without collaborators was Seashell Game, and he created a new subgenre with his collection Winter Days. He was inspired by Butcho to publish A Visit to the Kashima Shrine. He wrote a famous poem about a frog leaping into a pond, and took his name from the banana plant hut he once lived in. Many of his works were based on the idea of sabi, the perfect spiritual serenity obtained by immersing oneself in nature. For ten points, name this poet of Narrow Road to the Deep North, an Edo period Japanese author and master of the Haiku.
His comic plays include one in which two servants arrange marriages for their masters and another based on the story of Peronella. In addition to The Coffer and Lena, he wrote versions in both prose and verse of The Pretenders, which was a source for The Taming of the Shrew. His purely poetic writings include seven satires and the Five Cantos, which were left unfinished at his death in 1533 and are a partial sequel to his greatest work. In that work, Marsilio goes back to Spain after the defeat of Agramante, while Ruggiero embraces Christianity to marry Bradamante. For ten points, name this Italian poet best known for an epic poem that continues an earlier work by Boiardo, Orlando Furioso.
Characters created by this author include Dr. William Bradshaw, who worships the "goddesses" of Proportion and Conversion, and Sally Seton, a former radical who becomes Lady Rosseter. In a novel by this author, the title character invites her old friend Peter Walsh to a party at which she hears about the suicide of (*) Septimus Smith. Another novel by this author begins with a section named "The Window," which tells of James Ramsay's desire to visit the title structure. For 10 points, name this British author of Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando, and To the Lighthouse.
This author wrote the screenplay for a short movie in which Buster Keaton tries to escape the gaze of a giant eyeball, Film. A man flung onstage is frustrated at his attempts to reach a bottle of water in this author's play Act Without Words. This author wrote about a man who eats bananas while listening to recordings of his past life in Krapp's Last Tape. In another of his plays, Lucky delivers a bizarre monologue to two tramps who expect the arrival of the title character. For 10 points, name this author who wrote about Vladimir and Estragon in Waiting for Godot.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
In this author's first novel, Paul Proteus leads a rebellion of the Ghost Shirt Society against the Ilium Works. This author wrote about Howard Campbell, who poses as a Nazi to spy for the United States, in Mother Night, and recounted Malachi Constant's journey to a moon of Saturn in The Sirens of Titan. Another of his novels ends with a bird saying "Po-tee-weet," repeats the phrase "so it goes," and focuses on a optometrist unstuck in time, Billy Pilgrim. For 10 points, name this author who wrote about the firebombing of Dresden in Slaughterhouse-Five.
One of this author's novels is set in Grand Republic, where the title character discovers that he is one-thirty-second black. In addition to Kingsblood Royal, this author wrote about a student of Max Gottlieb in a novel about a doctor who discovers the X Principle, Arrowsmith. His title characters include a womanizing Methodist preacher and a realtor who realizes that he has sacrificed his dreams for mindless conformity and boosterism in Zenith. For 10 points, name this American author of Babbitt and Main Street.
This author wrote an eleven part series about the wealthy son of an arms manufacturer who becomes a secret agent for Franklin Roosevelt. In addition to writing a series about the anti-fascist hero Lanny Budd , this author developed the "End Poverty in California" program as part of his unsuccessful campaign for governor. In one novel by this author, the baby Antanas drowns when left unattended, and the protagonist meets the safecracker Jack Duane in jail. This author wrote about Ona's death during childbirth in his novel in which Jurgis Rudkus is rescued from the meatpacking industry by the promise of the socialist party. For 10 points, name this author of The Jungle.
In one of this author's plays, Nancy and Charlie discuss a falling jet while walking on a beach, and then they are visited by a human lizard named Leslie. One of his best known plays has acts titled "Walpurgisnacht," "Fun and Games," and "The Exorcism." This author of Seascape wrote a play that ends when Peter stabs Jerry on a bench in Central Park. In another play by this author, the new professor Nick takes his wife Honey to a party hosted by the abusive couple Martha and George. For 10 points, name this American playwright who wrote Zoo Story and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
In one of this author's works, an approaching hurricane causes Paul Ackermann and the rest of the title town to become hedonistic. In another of his works, Judge Azdak rules that Grusche, and not Natella, is the mother of a child. This author of The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahoganny and The (*) Caucasian Chalk Circle wrote of Anna Fierling and her offspring Kattrin, Eilif, and Swiss Cheese and a musical based on a John Gay work with a score by Kurt Weill. For 10 points, name this German playwright of Mother Courage and her Children and The Threepenny Opera.
In one work by this writer, he tells episodic tales about the residents and guests of Bracebridge Hall such as Ready Money Jack and a Student from Salamanca. This man's position as ambassador to Spain fueled his collection of stories, Tales of the Alhambra. In a 'sketchbook' under the pen name of Geoffrey Crayon, this author wrote about a miser making a deal with a devil called Old Scratch and a man who wakes up after a twenty year nap. An early 19th century American writer, for 10 points, identify this author of The Devil and Tom Walker, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Rip Van Winkle.
E. M. Forster
He wrote about a boy from Surbiton guided by Thomas Browne and Dante on "The Celestial Omnibus" and about Gino Carella's scandalous marriage to Lilia Herriton. One of his novels sees Charles wrongly imprisoned for manslaughter when another character suffers from a heart attack; that character, Leonard Bast, is the father of Helen's illegitimate child, who inherits an estate from Henry Wilcox. In his most famous novel, Ronny Heaslop ends his engagement to Adela Quested when she retracts accusations of rape against Dr. Aziz. FTP, name this author of Where Angels Fear to Tread, Howards End, and A Passage to India.
Zora Neale Hurston
She wrote a version of the exodus story in which Miriam makes up the story about a princess discovering her brother, Moses, Man of the Mountain. In one of her novels, Earl David is the deformed child of Jim and Arvay Meserve. This author of Seraph on the Sewanee penned a collection of folklore from New Orleans and (*) Florida, Mules and Men. She wrote another work in which a woman kills her rabid husband Tea Cake. For 10 points, name this author who created Logan Killicks and Janie Crawford in Their Eyes Were Watching God.
One poem by this author asks, "who are you, who are you?" and begins, "Thinking, tangling shadows in the deep solitude." This poet wrote "the verse falls to the soul like dew to the pasture" in a poem that claims, "love is so short, forgetting is so long." He repeated the line, "Deserted like the wharves at dawn" in a poem that claims, "It is the hour of departure." He wrote the lines, "'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance." He began one poem with the line "The memory of you emerges from the night around me." For 10 points, name this poet, whose poem that begins, "Tonight I can write the saddest lines" is found in his collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair.
In one of his poems, a parent describes several European capitals, including "Rome, Christendom's capital" and Paris "where a level bluish mist moves in waves." Along with "Father Explains," poems such as "The Dining Room" and "The Stairs" appeared in his collection Rescue. This poet wrote that "There was a time when only wise books were read" in another poem, and his "catastrophist" phase is exemplified by the poem "Artificer." This author's long poem "From the Rising of the Sun" is collected in his Bells in Winter, and the title event of another of this man's poems is only perceived by a "white-haired old man" who "binds his tomatoes. Another work by this author includes a discussion of the Murti-bing pills in the novel Insatiability, though it centers on the conflict faced by four individuals known only as Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta. For ten points, name this author of "A Song on the End of the World" and The Captive Mind.
One poem by this man concludes that "those purblind Doomsters had as readily strewn / Blisses about my pilgrimage as pain," and another describes hearing a bird's spontaneous song while leaning "upon a coppice gate." In addition to "Hap" and "The Darkling Thrush," this man wrote several novels, including one in which Damon Wildeve drowns while trying to save Eustacia Vye, the wife of Clym Yeobright. For 10 points, identify this author of The Return of the Native, in addition to Jude the Obscure and Tess of the d'Urbervilles.
In one work by this man, Thibault's soul is saved when he prays to give his life in exchange for Agnelette's. In addition to The Wolf-Leader, this man wrote about the necromancer Balsamo, who plots to overthrow de Choiseul in exchange for Madame du Barry in Memoirs of a Physician. This author also wrote a novel about a man who seeks revenge against Fernand Mondego, the plotter who married Mercedes, after escaping from the Chateau d'If. For 10 points, name this author of The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo.
Orson Scott Card
He has an official website located at hatrack.com and was the first man to ever win the Hugo and Nebula awards two years in a row, 1986 and 1987. Writing such series as The Homecoming Saga and The Tales of Alvin Maker, FTP name this prolific author, most noted for his series containing the works Children of the Mind, Xenocide, Speaker for the Dead, and Ender's Game.
This man adapted John Fletcher's Beggars' Bush into a play about Leonidas and Palmyra, Marriage à la mode. One of his poems chronicles the Battles of Lowestoft and St. James Day, in addition to the disastrous London Fire and is called "Annus Mirabilis." Nahum Tate likely wrote the second part of his satire of the (*) Duke of Monmouth Rebellion, and this author lampooned Thomas Shadwell as the heir to the kingdom of dullness in another poem. For 10 points, name this British poet of "MacFlecknoe" and "Absalom and Achitophel."
This man wrote a poem in which a king ends up ordering himself hanged after his crown is knocked of by an arch. That poem, "The Tale of Melon City," was included in the collection Mappings. He wrote about the love affair between a violinist and a pianist in An (*) Equal Music. His novel about four California yuppies, including the sculptor Janet Hayakawa and the religious Ed, was written in the same tetrameter sonnet form as Eugene Onegin. This author of The Golden Gate also wrote a massive novel about Rupa's efforts to find the title character for Lata. For 10 points, name this Indian author of A Suitable Boy.
He wrote about the furniture dealer Gregory Solomon, who deals with his policeman brother Victor Franz in The Price, and he created Holga, the fiancée of Quentin, who has flashbacks about his wives Louise and Maggie in After the Fall. In one of his plays, Steve Deever is blamed for the production of faulty airplane parts in World War Two that lead to Joe Keller's son's suicide, while in another Tituba leads to Abigail Williams's role in the Salem witch trials. The creator of Biff, an athlete whose father Willy Loman kills himself, for 10 points, name this author of All My Sons, The Crucible, and Death of a Salesman.
This author wrote about Lawrence Oberman and Morton Gross's attempt to cheat inventor Charles Lang out of a patent in The Water Engine. One character rants about Gracie and Ruthie's theft of a piece of toast in this author's play about Teach's attempt to steal a rare nickel, American Buffalo. In another of his plays, James Lingk tries to get a refund from Ricky Roma, and Shelley Levene is arrested for stealing new leads from the Mitch & Murray real estate agency. For 10 points, name this American playwright of Glengarry Glen Ross.
He wrote about an immigrant to America who teaches Russian at Waindell College in Pnin. Wordsmith College in New Wye, Appalachia, is the setting for another of his works, which opens with "I was the shadow of the waxwing slain" and mostly consists of Charles (*) Kinbote's unreliable commentary on the titular 999-line poem. For 10 points, name this author of Pale Fire who depicted the "nymphet" Dolores Haze and Humbert Humbert in Lolita.
One of this author's novels involves a promise made to a dying husband to take care of his daughter by another woman; in that work, Olivia feels that her mother's attentions are split unfairly between her and her newfound half-sister Kwan. In addition to writing The Hundred Secret Senses, she wrote about the mother-daughter relationship between Pearl and Winnie Louie in her novel The Kitchen God's Wife. She is better known for a work that chronicles the story of four mother-daughter pairs of Chinese descent. For 10 points, name this author of The Joy Luck Club.
This author wrote about a series of murders in Atlanta in his essay collection The Evidence of Things Not Seen. He followed Rufus Scott's journey through New York in his novel Another Country and an American coming to terms with his homosexuality on a trip to Europe in Giovanni's Room. He may be best-known for an extended autobiographical essay about religion and race in America which includes the sections "My Dungeon Shook" and "Down at the Cross." For 10 points, name this African-American author of Go Tell It on the Mountain and The Fire Next Time.
His collaboration with other astronomers led to the creation of the Jalali Calendar, more accurate than the Gregorian and computed from the vernal equinox. In mathematics, he developed a method to solve cubic equations by intersecting a conic section with a circle, as explained in his 1070 Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra, and his criticism of The Elements (*) may have contributed to the development of non-Euclidean geometry. However, he was most notable for composing over a thousand quatrains, many of which were translated by Edward Fitzgerald in 5 editions. For ten points, name this Persian polymath poet whose most famous line from his Rubaiyat may be, A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thou.
In one of his plays, the opera singer Emilia Marty procures a formula that allows her to live for three hundred years. Another of his works depicts the destruction of much of Earth's landmass to create more shoreline and the creation of the Salamander Syndicate by the title amphibians. In addition to Makropulous Affiar and War with the Newts, this man authored a play in which Dr. Gall is convinced by Helena to give the title beings souls. For 10 points, name this author who coined the term robot with his R.U.R.
In one story by this author, Goerge's sister Sophie starts giving him a dollar a week and Mr. Cattanzara and the rest of the neighborhood start giving him respect when he claims he is reading one hundred books during the summer. In another of his stories, the sculptor Rubin puts on a failed exhibition of his driftwood art and gets angry when the critic Arkin says he looks like a Rembrandt self-portrait because of his hat. This author of "Summer's Reading" wrote a story in which the student Leo falls in love with Stella after seeing her photograph, although she turns out to be the wayward daughter of the matchmaker Salzman. The title character of one of his novels is accused of ritually murdering a Christian boy and is named Yakov Bok. For 10 points, name this author of the collection The Magic Barrel and the novel The Fixer who wrote about ballplayer Roy Hobbes in The Natural.
The title event of one of this man's poems happens as "Teeny was about to cough" and "Ralph the Lion was engaged in biting the neck of Madame Sossman." In another work, this poet wrote about the "always coming on / the always rising of the night." He wrote of the "nothing, nothing, nothing - nothing at all" occurring in a sonnet which opens "Quite unexpectedly" and is titled "The End of the World." This poet used the image of (*) "An empty doorway and a maple leaf" in one of his poems, and the narrator of another sits "face down beneath the sun" and reflects on Ecbatan, Baghdad, and Palmyra. This author of "You, Andrew Marvell" wrote that "a poem should be palpable and mute as a globed fruit" in his "Ars Poetica." For 10 points, name this author of the verse drama J.B.
In one novel by this author, the title character falls in love with Pietro Missirilli but causes his execution. This author of Vanina Vanini wrote a novel in which the protagonist has a child with a character who escapes via rope from the Farnese Tower. In that novel, Gina marries Count Mosca, and in another novel, the protagonist has an affair with the Marquis de la Mole and shoots Madame de Renal. This author created characters like Fabrice del Dongo and Julian Sorel. For 10 points, name this author of The Charterhouse of Parma and The Red and the Black.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
He wrote about his "cradled infant" sleeping while the title object performs "its secret ministry" in one poem. In another of his works, Geraldine discusses her abduction by five knights. Those poems are "Frost at Midnight" and Christabel. One of his poems was interrupted by a (*) "person from Porlock" and discusses the sacred Alph running near a "stately pleasure dome" that was decreed in Xanadu. Another of his poems sees a wedding guest listen to a man who killed an albatross. For 10 points, name this author of "Kubla Khan" and "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner."
The title character of one of his poems sends "his Train / To take a House in Warwick Lane" before trying to seize the title character for "Pluto's hall." In addition to "Death and Daphne," he described man as "a topsy-turvy creature" in "A Meditation upon a Broomstick." He foretold the death of John Partridge in Prediction for the Ensuing Year by Isaac Bickerstaff, argued against poorly minted copper coinage in The Drapier's Letters, and wrote about the brothers Jack, Peter, and Martin, who each inherit a coat in The Tale of a Tub. For 10 points, name this author of "A Modest Proposal" who described the lands of Brobdingnag and Laputa in Gulliver's Travels.
He was born with the first name Pearl but got his more well-known name from the Ohio city in which he lived. Starting his career as a dentist, he visited the American West in 1906 which inspired his first novel, 1910's The Heritage of the Desert. A pioneer in the creation of the western genre, he wrote over 80 novels before his 1939 death. For ten points, identify this author born in Zanesville, Ohio whose most famous work is Riders of the Purple Sage.
In one of this man's dramas, Hilaret and Capatain Constant expose the corruption of Justice Squeezum. A cow eats Tom Thumb in his The Tragedy of Tragedies. After this man's career in the theater ended with the passage of the Licensing Act of 1737, he wrote a novel in which Lady Booby attempts to corrupt the title character, (*) Joseph Andrews. For 10 points, name British author of a novel abot a foundling who loves Jenny and was discovered by Squire Allworthy, Tom Jones.
One of this man's works contains a fable in which a hawk flies with a nightingale in his claws and berates it for resisting a stronger creature. That work was written after his spendthrift brother sued him for his inherited sheep. This man wrote a work in which every section begins with the phrase "e hoie" [ay HOY-ay], his (*) Catalogue of Women. In a work addressed to his brother Perses, this author gave the first extant account of the Five Ages and described advantageous farming practices. An epic by this poet describes the creation of Gaia out of Chaos and the genealogies of the gods. For 10 points, identify this ancient Greek poet of the Theogony and Works and Days.
He wrote a novel in which Danusia is kidnapped by the titular group, who are later defeated at the Battle of Grunwald. In addition to The Teutonic Knights, he wrote a novel in which Pan Yan spares the life of the villainous Bogun. That novel, set during the Khmelnytsky rebellion, forms a trilogy along with The Deluge and Fire in the Steppe and is entitled With Fire and Sword. His most famous novel features such historical figures as Petronius and Tigellinus as well as fictitious characters such as Marcus Vinicius and Ligia, and takes place during the Christian persecutions under Nero. For 10 points, name this Polish author of Quo Vadis.
This poet wrote about wiping his hand on the "napkin of brutish necessity" and asked "How can I face this slaughter and be cool? How can I turn from Africa and live?" in one poem. The corporal puts Makak in the third of three cages in the beginning of another of this author's works. In addition to "A Far Cry from Africa" and Dream on Monkey Mountain, he wrote a work in which his heart halted at the sight of the Feast of Levi and he also wrote a long work that features Helen, Ma Kilman, and Philoctete. For 10 points, name this author of Tiepelo's Hound and a modern reinterpretation of the Odyssey entitled Omeros, a Trinidadian poet.
John Millington Synge
This author wrote a work in which the absence of a can prevents Sarah Casey and Michael Byrne's wedding. In addition to The Tinker's Wedding and In the Shadow of the Glen, this author wrote about Conchubor's failed attempt to wed the title character in Deirdre of the Sorrows and Bartley returning drowned to his mother Maurya in Riders to the Sea. He may be best remembered for a play in which Pegeen breaks her engagement to Shawn Keogh to wed Christy Mahon. For 10 points, name this Irish playwright of The Playboy of the Western World.
This writer described Jocelyn Crane getting the theosophist Charles Oswald Loach released from prison to lead an expedition to find some ancient cave paintings in the novel Caverns. This author wrote a book in which Viv elopes with Lee after the invention of the chainsaw sparks a loggers strike against the sawmill owned by the Stamper family in Wakonda, Oregon. This author of Sometimes a Great Notion wrote about the germaphobe George Sorenson and the stutterer Billy Bibbit in a novel narrated by Chief Bromden. For 10 points, name this American author who described Nurse Ratched's battles with the mental patient Randle McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
An author of children's literature, this British author died of hepatitis just months after her only book, Black Beauty, was published.
Gaius Valerius Catullus
This poet thanked the title deity for filling the farmer's cottage with crops and asked her to preserve the descendants of Romulus in his "Hymn to Diana." He discussed silent sepulchers in an elegy written on the death of Quintilia, one of a few addressed to his friend Calvus. This poet wrote much of his work in hendecasyllabic verse, a meter he adopted for a poem written upon the death of his (*) mistress's sparrow. One of his works asks for a thousand kisses, then a hundred, then another thousand after stating "let us live and love." This author was known for the crassness of his invectives and coined the term "ave atque vale" or "hail and farewell" in a poem written on the death of his brother. For 10 points, name this Roman poet famed for his love poems to Lesbia.
In one of this author's short stories, Cazeau is a planter who marries the titular woman, Athen- aise. In addition to writing that story and the semi-autobiographical novel At Fault, this author wrote about Armand Aubigny, who is surprised to learn that his son has black blood. In addition to writing "De- siree's Baby", this author wrote Bayou Folk and a short story in which Mrs. Mallard's husband dies in a train accident, entitled "The Story of an Hour". Identify this author, best known for writing about Edna Pontellier in her novel The Awakening.
In one novel by this author, Move 121, described by the narrator Uragami, is played against Honnimbo Sh?sai. The death of Mrs. Ota and a water bowl given as a gift play important roles in a love triangle in another work by this author, whose title refers to a clothing pattern. This author wrote a work that deals with Shingo's disapproval of his children's marriages. A work written eleven years before Thousand Cranes follows Komako's troubled relationship with Shimamura, who she says doesn't understand her role as a geisha at a hot springs resort, the titular location. Name this author of The Sound of the Mountain and Snow Country.
He was a classical Chinese novelist who wrote The Dream of the Red Chamber.
He was a classical Chinese novelist who wrote Journey to the West.
He was a classical Chinese novelist who wrote Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
He was a classical Chinese novelist who wrote Water Margin.
Sarah Orne Jewett
This writer quoted a line from Marvell about Matilda of Flanders in her work The Story of the Normans, Told Chiefly in Relation to Their Conquest of England. In one of her works, Mrs. Bean is the recipient of a warm petticoat from Miss Debby Gaines. She wrote of Tom Aldis's love for the title character in "The Life of Nancy." Besides writing "An Empty Purse," she collected several stories in a volume titled for a tale in which the owner of the cow Mistress Moolly, a woman named Sylvia, refuses to tell a hunter the location of the title bird. This author set the novels Deephaven and A Country Doctor in the locale of her best known work. That work set in Dunnet Landing features Captain Littlepage, who shares his love of poetry with the narrator Almira Todd. For 10 points, name this Maine author of "A White Heron" and The Country of the Pointed Firs.
This author wrote about Reverend Colley and Edmund Talbot in Rites of Passage, and he wrote about the discovery of a corpse that still has on its sea boots, revealing that the titular naval lieutenant's struggles to survive on a barren rock were hallucinations. In addition to Pincher Martin, this man wrote a novel in which Simon discovers the body of an airman that had been mistaken for "the beast," and Ralph attempts to keep order with a conch shell. For 10 points, name this author who wrote about boys stranded on an island in Lord of the Flies.
In one work by this writer, Edgar and Alice live in a granite fort on a desert island and torment each other. This author created a student who is able to see an apparition of a milkmaid, Arkenholtz. In another work by this author, the title woman aspires to open a hotel on Lake Como, and is shocked when her valet decapitates the finch Serena. This author wrote about Jean, whose seduction by the title character results in her suicide with a razor. For 10 points, The Ghost Sonata is a play by this Swedish author of Miss Julie.
One of this author's novels begins with the protagonist offering up the family pony to the King of Denmark and moving to Utah because of Mormons, only to find out that Steinar doesn't like Mormons. In another work, Bui Arland has an affair with the protagonist while the Prime Minister negotiates to sell her home country to Americans. In addition to Paradise Reclaimed and The Atom Station, this author wrote about the lover of Garoar Holm in his novel about the resident of Brekkukot, Alfgrimur, in his The Fish Can Sing. In another work, Asta Sollilja is the daughter of a man who really wants to farm sheep, Bjartur of Summerhouses. For ten points, name this author of Independent People who is definitely the most famous Icelandic author out there.
In one of this author's plays, Citizen Barlow repents for his sins by going to the City of Bones with Aunt Esther. In addition to Gem of the Ocean, this author described the conflict between the trumpeter Levee and the title blues singer in his play set in a Chicago recording studio, (*) Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Most of his plays are set in the Hill District, including one in which Cory is prevented from playing football by his adulterous father, the truck driver Troy Maxson. For 10 points, name this American playwright of The Piano Lesson and Fences.
He wrote about the "human side of the New Deal," in a collection of non-fiction essays, Puzzled America. Before suffering a nervous breakdown, he ran a manufacturing company and was an inventor, paralleling Hugh McVey the main character of his novel Poor White. Writing his first novel at age 40, Windy McPherson's Son, one section of another of this man's novel tells of a man who spent most of his life driving about the Ohio countryside in his horse-drawn buggy, named Doctor Reefy. That section "Paper Pills," appears in a novel that recounts the lives of such characters as George and Emily Willard living in the titular town. For 10 points, name this 20th century American author of Winesburg, Ohio.
This author's musically inspired novels include Napoleon Symphony and Mozart and the Wolf Gang. This twentieth century novelist wrote a book subtitled "A Story of Shakespeare's Love Life" in Nothing Like the Sun. One of this man's works focuses on a patron of the Korova Milk Bar. That main character of a work by this man undergoes the Ludovico technique, which causes him to hate Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and abandon ultraviolence. For 10 points, name this man who wrote about Alex DeLarge's droogs in the work A Clockwork Orange.
He advocated somewhat seriously for the destruction of Irish culture and language, going so far to suggest mass executions, in his pamphlet A View of the Present State of Ireland. Poems like "Virgil's Gnat" and "The Ruins of Time" appear in his Complaints, while collections like Prothalamion and Epithalamion, which appeared with his sonnet sequence Amoretti, made his name. Succeeding John Skelton as poet laureate, his greatest achievement includes characters like Britomart, Gloriana, and the Red Cross Knight. For 10 points, identify this English poet who created The Faerie Queen.
This author wrote of Polly Garter, Captain Cat, and other inhabitants of Llareggub in one work. One of his poems begins, "Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs." This author of the radio play Under Milk Wood and the poem "Fern Hill," wrote a poem which notes that "wise men at their end know dark is right" but must recognize that "their words had forked no lightning." For 10 points, name this author who encouraged men to "rage, rage against the dying of the light" in his villanelle "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night."
This daughter of Frances Cunningham Finch won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961 for her To Kill a Mockingbird.
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
In one work by this author, Dr. Van Dyke's habit of slapping the buttocks of African workers is remembered by Karanja, who works at Githima Library. Another of his works ends with Thoni committing suicide after her husband Remi rejects her. He also wrote the essay Decolonising the Mind, which explained his decision to start writing in his native language, Kikuyu. This author of the play The Black Hermit is best known for a novel about Mugo's betrayal of Kihika and one in which Munira burns down Wanja's brothel. For 10 points, name this Kenyan author of A Grain of Wheat and Petals of Blood.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This author wrote "The Cross of Snow" to commemorate his wife's death in a fire. One of his poems tells of the title character's search for Gabriel Lajeunesse, and begins "This is the forest primeval." One of his poems tells of how the title character's "brawny (*) arms" cause sparks to fly under the "spreading chestnut-tree," and another of his poems tells of how Alden steals the love of Priscilla Mullins. For 10 points, name this author of Evangeline, "The Village Blacksmith," and "The Courtship of Miles Standish," who wrote about Minnehaha in The Song of Hiawatha.
After moving to Paris, this author wrote a novel in which Gilbert Blount is murdered by Cross Damon. This author wrote about a mob that burns Bobo alive after four black children encounter a white woman at a swimming hole in his short story "Big Boy Leaves Home," which appears in his collection Uncle Tom's Children. He gained renown for a novel about a character defended by the lawyer (*) Boris Max after accidentally strangling Mary Dalton. For 10 points, name this author of Black Boy who wrote about Bigger Thomas in Native Son.
He wrote a criticism of a hypocritical priest in "The Jamaica Funeral" and an allegory on death entitled "The House of Night." The co-author of the satirical Father Bombo's Pilgrimage to Mecca, he is also known describing the discovery of America in "Pictures of Columbus" and for introducing an early version of Manifest Destiny in his epic poem "The Rising Glory of America." Those works, however, are not as famous as one that uses the lines "And long shall timorous fancy see / The painted chief, and pointed spear" to describe the titular cemetery, one about the imminent death of a flower, or one about the author's six-week stay on a British prison ship. For 10 points, name this poet who wrote the poems "The Wild Honey Suckle" and "The Indian Burial Ground" and is often known by his nickname, "Poet of the American Revolution."
John Greenleaf Whittier
This American wrote the 1833 anti-slavery pamphlet Justice and Expediency and numerous poems on that subject, including "Clerical Oppressors" and "The Yankee Girl." He also wrote a 900-line poem criticizing the fortune teller "Moll Pitcher," but better known are short works, including one about a woman who shames Stonewall Jackson's men into passing by her Union flag, "Barbara Frietchie", and another about the "barefoot boy with cheek of tan." For 10 points, name this poet of "Snow-Bound".
One short story by this man ends with Tom King losing a prizefighting bout. Along with "A Piece of Steak," he wrote about Humphrey Van Weyden, who does not murder Larsen, the captain of the schooner "Ghost." He wrote about the poor in London in The People of the Abyss, while the title character of another novel is found by Gray Beaver and maltreated by Beauty Smith. In another novel by this man, Judge Miller's pet Buck becomes the alpha male of a wolf pack. For 10 points, name this author of The Sea Wolf, White Fang and The Call of the Wild.
This author collaborated with his wife Carol Dunlop in his Autonauts of the Cosmoroute, and in one of his novels, this man had the winners of a lottery be quarantined on a cruise ship when a disease breaks out. In another novel, the message: "wake up" is given to the protagonist of a novel featuring "the one I told you." In addition to writing The Winners and about "the Screwery" and Andres Fava in A Manual for Manuel, this author of Blow-up, Bestiario, and Around the Day in Eighty Worlds is best known for a novel in which Rocamadour dies and La Maga holds a funeral, the latter of which may occur first because the reader may read only the odd pages, or jump between chapters. For ten points, name this author of Hopscotch.
Thea Kronborg becomes an opera singer in this author's novel, Song of the Lark. In one of this writer's novels, Lena Lingard becomes a dressmaker and has a brief affair with Jim Burden, a childhood friend of the title girl from Black Hawk. She wrote another novel where Carl Linstrum returns to Nebraska after living in Alaska and eventually decides to marry Alexandra Bergson. For 10 points, name this author of My Ántonia and O Pioneers!
One of his works describes religion as a "moth-eaten musical brocade/created to pretend we never die" after noting that "the mind blanks at the glare". That work by this man describes "postmen like doctors" going "from house to house" and begins "I work all day, and get half-drunk at night". The speaker of another of his poems glosses over the "plainness of the pre-Baroque" before seeing a pair of stone figures holding hands and averring that they "prove our almost-instinct almost true: What will survive of us is love." His collections include The [?] Whitsun Weddings and High Windows, the latter of which contains a poem that notes that misery "deepens like a coastal shelf" and advises the listener to "Get out as early as you can". For 10 points, identify this 20th-century British poet of "Aubade" and "An Arundel Tomb", who described the effects of "your mum and dad" rather graphically in his "This Be the Verse".
One of this author's poems calls mankind "the glory, jest, and riddle of the world!" and advises "Know then thyself, presume not God to scan." After being asked to write a couplet for a monument commemorating Newton, this author wrote "Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night: God said, Let Newton be! And all was light." This author wrote a poem in which sylphs fail to prevent the Baron from using (*) scissors to cut off some of Belinda's hair, and he used heroic couplets to write "An Essay on Criticism" and "An Essay on Man." For 10 points, name this eighteenth-century English poet of "The Rape of the Lock."
He was an American author and journalist probably best remembered for his short story "The Most Dangerous Game," in which General Zaroff hunts men.
William Butler Yeats
In the work the Hidden God, literary critic Cleanth Brooks cites William Faulkner and this author as examples of how reading the works of heathens can provide a profound experience for Christians. He was a member of the Order of the Golden Dawn and, during his honeymoon, his wife Georgie Hyde-Lee demonstrated her gift for automatic writing, the result of which was the work A Vision. It was during that same period that he wrote a poem to commemorate a gift given him by Harry Clifton which featured the "ancient, glittering eyes" of "Three Chinese men." His mystic beliefs are more prevalent in another work that demonstrates his Nietzschean belief in the rough beast who "Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born." FTP, name this Irish poet of "Lapis Lazuli" and "The Second Coming."
In one work by this writer the speaker inquires about the Chinese origins of "a wild spontaneous fruit," the nectarine. In "Hero" the speaker declares that Cincinnatus, like Joseph, was "vexing to some." In a separate piece by this author, a speaker notes that, "like the dove-/ neck animated by/ sun," "The Mind is an Enchanted Thing," while another poem by this author begins, "What is our innocence/ what is our guilt," and is titled 'What are Years?" After winning its namesake award for the 1925 collection Observations, this poet of Nevertheless, became editor of the The Dial soon thereafter. One of this writer's works cites Robert T. Hatt's Natural History to describe the "ear ridge" of a titular "armored animal," while another ironically opens "I, too, dislike it." For 10 points, identify this author of "The Pangolin" and "Poetry."
Flora seduces a seller of matches in one of this man's plays, while in another, Rose Hudd becomes blind. In addition to A Slight Ache and The Room, this author wrote about Mick and Aston evicting a tramp named Davies in The Caretaker. Another of his plays sees Goldberg and McCann take Stanley Webber to "Monty" for "special treatment," while another features Gus and Ben, who are fed increasingly ridiculous information via a small elevator. For 10 points, name this British absurdist who wrote The Birthday Party and The Dumb Waiter.
John dos Passos
His letters about the abandonment he felt when his father died were published in The Fourteenth Chronicle, and Stan Emery's suicide by setting his apartment on fire disheartens Ellen Thatcher, who is married to Jimmy Herf in his novel Manhattan Transfer. Don Fuselli, Chrisfield and Andrews are the title characters of his novel Three Soldiers, while his most famous work is noted for the "Camera Eye" writing technique. For 10 points, name this author of The 42nd Parallel, 1919, and The Big Money, which make up his U.S.A. Trilogy.
Rainer Maria Rilke
One work by this author opens "breathe, you invisible poem!", and another considers a youth who "climbs alone, on the mountains of primal grief." Another poem by this author observes a "torso" that "is still suffused with brilliance from inside" and affirms that "we cannot know his legendary head" before concluding "you must change your life." This poet gave as exemplar of unrequited love the example of Gastara Stampa. This author of "The Archaic Torso of Apollo" began his best-known collection "Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angelic orders?" For 10 points, name this author of the Sonnets to Orpheus and Duino Elegies.
Li T'ai Po
Short lyrics like "Song of the Forge" and "She Spins Silk," in translation by Arthur Waley, show this poet's love of workday subject matter. He describes listening to the song "Falling Plum Blossoms" in his "Listening to a Flute Player in Yellow Crane Pavilion," and his favorite subject can be seen in his complaint that "Shantung wine can't get me drunk" in a poem dedicated to his contemporary Tu Fu. Also having one of his lyrics adapted by Ezra Pound as "The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter" and dying while trying to embrace the moon, this is for 10 points, this classical Chinese poet.
This author's title characters include the painter Eugene Witla and a man who marries Aileen Butler. This author of The "Genius" wrote three novels about Frank Cowperwood, including The Titan and The Financier. The drowning of Roberta Alden leads to the execution of Clyde Griffiths in another novel by this author, who first gained attention for a novel about the rise of the lover of Hurstwood, Caroline Meeber. For 10 points, name this pioneer of American naturalism, the author of An American Tragedy and Sister Carrie.
D. H. Lawrence
In one of this author's works, Thomas Jordan fires Baxter from his factory for throwing him down a flight of stairs. One of this author's characters abandons his wife Lottie and accompanies Rawdon Lilly to play the flute in Italy. In another of this author's novels, Gerald's relationship with Gudrun deteriorates due to his love for his friend, Birkin. This author of (*) Aaron's Rod and Women in Love wrote a novel in which Clara Dawes and Miriam Leivers fall in love with the protagonist, who cannot reciprocate due to his love for his mother Gertrude. For 10 points, name this British author, who created Paul Morel in Sons and Lovers.
William Somerset Maugham
This author used a line from Keats to title his short story about a London Jewish author named Ferdy Rabenstein, whose nephew George Bland commits suicide. In addition to "The Alien Corn," this author wrote a play in which Porteous and Kitty are complicit in Elizabeth and Teddie's affair, The Circle. Mrs. Blakeston fights the title character for having an affair with her husband Jim in one of this man's works, while another fictionalizes Paul Gauguin as Charles Strickland. In addition to Liza of Lambeth and The Moon and Sixpence, this author wrote novels about Larry Darrell and Philip Carey. For 10 points, name this author of The Razor's Edge and Of Human Bondage.
One of this author's protagonists enjoys cricket, riding on horseback, and baseball; a word that this author used in print before any other. That protagonist befriends Isabella Thorpe and is fascinated by the tales of Henry Tilney. Another of this author's works largely takes place at Thomas Bertram's estate and sees the protagonist marry her cousin Edmund. Colonel Brandon marries the protagonist of another work despite her once-passionate relationship with John Willoughby in one of her works, while another of her works features the Bennet sisters. For 10 points, name this author of Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice.
Edwin Arlington Robinson
This poet wrote of a man who drinks a draught of wormwood in "Cliff Klingenhagen." He described an aging woman who chooses to continue an awful relationship to avoid loneliness in "Eros Turannos," which appears in his collection The Man Against the Sky. He asked a character to "go to the western gate" in "Luke Havergal," a poem about one of many inhabitants of Tilbury town. In another of his poems, the titular rich "gentleman from sole to crown" "went home and put a bullet through his head." For 10 points, name this poet of "Miniver Cheevy" and "Richard Cory."
The protagonist of one of this man's novels is a textile merchant who becomes obsessed with a shopgirl to the point of fetishistically collecting artifacts of her life. Another of his novels alternates chapters of narrative with articles written for Milliyet by the protagonist's half-brother. This author of The Museum of Innocence was accused of copying exact paragraphs from a Fuad Carim work into his novel about a kidnapped Venetian scholar who helps the astrologer Hoja build a weapon to besiege Edirne. Another of his novels features a staging of Thomas Kyd's Spanish Tragedy during which Kadife, the leader of the "head-scarf girls", shoots Sunay Zaim. For 10 points, name this author of The Black Book, The White Castle, and My Name is Red, who wrote about the exiled Turkish poet Ka in his Snow.
In one of this author's stories, a European traveler poses as a statue to avoid embarrassment while swimming nude. In another work by this author of "My Metamorphosis," a character offers Judge Lynch seventeen hundred dollars and a watch to save his friend, who is hanged for highway robbery on Marley's Hill. In another of this author's works, residents of a town give three to five odds that a pregnant woman will "get through with" giving birth. In another short story by this author, Uncle Billy steals the party's provisions, leaving the group stranded in the snow, while "The Innocent" and John Oakhurst go for help. He told of Cherokee Sal's child in one of his stories. For 10 points, name this author of "Tennessee's Partner," "The Luck of Roaring Camp," and "The Outcasts of Poker Flat."
One novel by this man describes Gene Harrogate, who mishandles watermelons and tried to shoot bats with poisoned meat. In another of his novels, Alejandra convinces her aunt to pay the ransom for two men who meet Jimmy Blevins. Besides writing about Suttree and John Grady Cole, this author also described a kid who travels with Captain White and later the Glanton gang. This author's Cities of the Plain and The Crossing are collected in his Border Trilogy, along with (*) All the Pretty Horses. For 10 points, name this author of the contemporary Westerns Blood Meridian, The Road, and No Country For Old Men.
In one of this author's stories, Ruby Fischer reads an article about a woman of the same name, who is murdered by her husband. In another story, Phoenix Jackson buys medicine for her grandson. Robbie leaves her husband George after he jumps in front of a train to save a mentally handicapped nephew in her novel about the wedding of Troy Flavin and Dabney Fairchild. "A Piece of News" and "A Worn Path" are found in her collection A Curtain of Green, while Wanda Fay Chisom enrages Laurel McKelva Hand, who returns to Mount Salus to attend the funeral of her father in another book. For 10 points, name this author of Delta Wedding and The Optimist's Daughter.
One of this author's poems describes a Thessalian king who could "beard the lion in his lair", while another describes the title "two-faced year" as "Mother of Change and Fate". In addition to "Admetus" and "1492", this author responded to a reading of Longfellow with her own poem about the Touro [?] Synagogue. This author of "In the Jewish Synagogue at Newport", she was similarly inspired by her heritage to write Songs of a Semite, while her visits to Ward's Island caused her to write a poem about the "Mother of Exiles", who is "not like the brazen giant of Greek fame". For 10 points, identify this author whose sonnet about "huddled masses yearning to breathe free", The New Colossus, is found on the Statue of Liberty.
In the opening section of his major work, this poet says that men nourish their sins as beggars nourish lice, and proposes ennui the greatest of all vices. In addition to his prefatory poem "To the Reader," he wrote "that crown will be made of nothing but pure light" in "Benediction," the first poem in the "Spleen and Ideal" section of a volume that also contains "Wine, Death, and Revolt." For 10 points, name this French Romantic poet who ran into censorship trouble with his decadent volume Les Fleurs du Mal, which is often translated as The Flowers of Evil.
One of this author's poems notes that the title author, "wrote romance about lives in the great desert, where an exiled Freedom thrives," while another of this author's poems refers to a brain as "That white green fatty package." In addition to writing "The Seven Year Old Poet" and "Shame," this author wrote a collection beginning with the poem "After the Flood," and ending with "Genie." In addition to writing Illuminations, one of this author's poems recalls the release of an object, "fragile as a May butterfly" and later notes that, "Lighter than a cork I danced on the waves." This author referred to another work as a "notebook of one of the damned," and in that work this author notes, "I invented the color of the vowels," in the section "Alchemy of the Word," which followed that work's section "Delirium I." The author of "The Drunken Boat," for 10 points, name this French symbolist author, a lover of Paul Verlaine who wrote A Season in Hell.
He suggests one "as a habit never drinks too much red wine," and in another essay this author mocks two frightfully rich English men in "On Conversations in Trains." Author of such novels as Pongo and the Bull, and The Man Who Made Gold, he grouped Islam with the Protestant Reformation as examples of great heresies of the "Church Universal," and was routinely accused of anti-Semitism because of such works as The Jews. In addition to the children's verse poems such as The Bad Child's Book of Beasts and More Beasts for Worse Children, he wrote the travelogues The Path to Rome, The Cruise of the Nona and Hills and the Sea. Considered a champion of British Catholicism along with his friend G.K. Chesterton and called "Old Thunder," by his aunt, for 10 points, name this prolific essayist, poet, economist and historian, a French-born naturalized British citizen, author of over 150 works including Europe and the Faith and The Servile State.
Edgar Lee Masters
This American writer wrote a collection of poetry in which the inhabitants of the title town's cemetery speak from beyond the grave, and it includes such characters as the Matlocks and the villainous Thomas Rhodes. This author also wrote biographies of Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman. For ten points, name this poet who wrote Spoon River Anthology.
In one work by this author, an older couple named Anne and Bernard drag the middle aged writer Daniel and his attractive younger girlfriend into their domestic struggle. In another work, set during a dream, a train journey forces a nameless traveler to face the evils of the world as represented by the archetypal Tramp, Thug, and Master. Both of those plays, Weekend Quartet and Nocturnal Wanderer, illustrate what this author refers to as "theatricality," a reaction against the "revolutionary realism" that dominated his homeland's literary scene at the time. This author of such short stories as "The Temple" and "Buying a Fishing Rod for My Father," also wrote a work based on the life of Huineng entitled Snow in August. Still another work follows a narrator who seems to change identities as he/she journeys from Sichuan Province to the fabled Lingshan. For 10 points, identify this author of Soul Mountain.
He was an Irish novelist and short story writer who married Florence Balcombe, a sweetheart of Oscar Wilde. For ten points, name this Gothic novelist of Dracula.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
This author depicted Catherine of Aragon's process of divorce in The Schism of England, and his early works include Love, Honour and Power. In one play, Taste and Smell are turned into beasts, leaving their captain to receive flowers soaked in holy blood once he learns from Understanding and repents to Penance. In another, Justina resists St. Crispian who acquires black magic in a Faustian fashion. In addition to The Sorceries of Sin and The Wonder-Working Magician, the father of Juan avenges his daughter's rape by killing Don Alvaro as the title leader in another of this author's works. Another play is about a prince who grew up imprisoned in the woods, but is unsure of the reality of being Basilio's son after receiving the title warning. For ten points, The Mayor of Zalamea and Life is a Dream, were written by this Golden Age Playwright, who isn't Lope de Vega.
Lope de Vega
In one of this author's plays, Diocletian commands a playwright to write a play mocking Christianity, only for that playwright to convert. In another, Diana is enraged that her secretary Teodoro is sleeping with Marcella. This author of From Make Believe to Reality characterized Francis Drake as a merciless pirate in La Dragontea, and expanded on Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso in the lengthy poem La Hermosura de Angelica. In one of his plays, the citizens of the title village are pardoned for killing a commander who raped Jacinta by Ferdinand and Isabella. For 10 points, name this Spanish playwright of The Dog in the Manger and The Sheep Well, as well as hundreds of other plays.
One of this author's poetry collections contains such verses as "After the Storm" and "Eve," while another is divided into sections like the "Illness Cycle" and the "Could I ever forget Cycle." Those volumes, entitled When It Clears Up and Themes and Variations, respectively, were published 36 years apart and span a career that began by imitating Rilke. This man's short stories include "The Apelles Mark" and a tale about the kidnapping of young boy named Tosha, who is rescued, but later executed by the Red Guards, called "Aerial Ways." This author's longer lyrics include a panoramic ode to the revolution and an autobiographical portrait of the leader of the Sevastopol mutiny. In addition to 1905 and Lt. Schmidt, this author published a work that centers on a young woman who rejects both her husband Pascha and the vindictive Komarovsky to be with a man she once worked with as a nurse. For 10 points, identify this Russian author, who created the lovers Lara and Yurii, in his Doctor Zhivago.
This author wrote about the arrival of the nefarious stranger Pitirim, who wants revenge on Mastakov who escaped from his prison sentence in the play Old Man. One of this author's works describes a man who fathers the hunchback Nikita who goes to live in a monastery and Peter who takes over the family linen factory in Dromov. In addition to writing The Artamonov Business, he wrote about the title character's attempts to carry out the work of her son, who has been exiled following a May Day parade in Mother. This author also wrote a play in which Luka's arrival precedes Vaska's accidental killing of the landlord Kostilyov. For 10 points, name this Russian author of The Lower Depths.
The title character of one play by this writer says, "tomorrow we shall make something strong of this sorrow," after being disillusioned by the corruption of mayoral Candidate Wally O'Hara. That work is The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window. In another play by this author, Mrs. Johnson's quoting of Booker T. Washington prompts Lena to call him a "fool." In that play, Karl Lindner tries to bribe the Younger family to stop them from moving into a white neighborhood in Chicago. For 10 points, name this writer of To Be Young, Gifted, and Black and A Raisin in the Sun.
In one of this author's stories, Shoba and Shokumar tell each other secrets every night while the electricity is out. In another story by this author, advice from the seven-year-old Rohin convinces Miranda to break off her affair with Dev. This author of "This Blessed House" and (*) "Sexy" wrote a story in which Mrs. Das reveals that she had an affair to the title tour-guide, Mr. Kapasi, who saves Bobby from a horde of monkeys. One of her novels features a train derailment whose only survivor held the crumpled up pages of "The Overcoat," which is why he names his son Gogol. For 10 points, name this author of "The Interpreter of Maladies" and The Namesake.
In a play by this author, the innkeeper Berish and Berish's daughter Hannah are the only survivors of a Ukrainian pogrom. David promises to tell the story of Katriel in another novel by this author of The Trial of God As It Was Held on February 25, 1649 in Shamgorod. Another of his works begins in the town of Sighet and contains a passage in which this author watches God die on the gallows. That book, whose original title literally means "And the world remained silent," was translated first into French from a much longer version in the original (*) Yiddish and includes characters like the narrator's father Shlomo and the townsman Moshe the Beadle. For 10 points, name this Transylvanian Jewish author who wrote of his experiences in Auschwitz in a book known in its English form as Night.
One poem by this author laments how in "dreamworld" his spirit will "pine away" should he find his "spirit's queen" smiling at "those alien prayers between." That poem asks whether his dream would "strive, or fade unseen" and includes a command to "Bring me so not death but life!" In addition to "Love's Nocturne," he wrote about how the "shadow upon life" is enough for a "forbidden thing itself" to "once... save as well as kill" in his poem "Aspecta Medusa." Another of his poems describes "the rampart of God's house" so high that the title figure "could scarce see the sun." The narrator of that poem recounts hearing the tears of the title figure, who had earlier "lean'd out / From the gold bar of Heaven." For 10 points, name this member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, the author of "The Blessed Damozel."
In one work, this poet described a place in which every work means "the same one meaning" and laments that "One face looks out from all his canvasses." This poet compared her heart to a singing bird, an apple tree, and a rainbow shell in a poem celebrating that "my love is come to me." This poet of "In an Artist's Studio" and "A Birthday" also described "snow on snow" in her Christmas-inspired "In the Bleak Midwinter." In another poem, this poet describes a figure "like a royal virgin town" who finally follows the cries of "come buy." For 10 points, name this poet who wrote of Lizzie, Laura, and some diminutive merchants in her Goblin Market.
W. H. Auden
This writer classified clay and gravel plains and granite wastes as immoderate soils in his classic "In Praise of Limestone." In one poem he states of the title character, "The day of his death was a dark cold day," and proclaims, "Let the Irish vessel lie / emptied of its poetry." He repudiated another poem in part because he found the line "We must love one another or die" over-obvious. In addition to "In Memory of W. B. Yeats" and "September 1, 1939" he wrote a poem in which he notes that the "expensive delicate ship...Had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on" even after seeing "Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky." For ten points, name this poet who considered Brueghel's Icarus in his "Musée des Beaux Arts."
One of his early works commented on Burke's text about our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, and he contrasted laughing and sentimental comedy in his Essay on Theatre. He wrote of the "long-remembered beggar" residing in the "sheltered cot" of Auburn in one of his poems. He wrote of Sophia, who marries Mr. Burchell in a work about the misfortunes of Dr. Primrose. In another work of this author of "The Deserted Village," George Hastings encounters Tony Lumpkin at the Three Pidgeons pub, and Kate Hardcastle is mistaken for a maid and marries Young Marlow. For 10 points, name this author of The Vicar of Wakefield and She Stoops to Conquer.
This author wrote about the negotiations between Matthias Erzberger and Ferdinand Foch at Versailles in one novel, while another of his works sees Anthony Piers investigate the strangulation of Victor Henneker on an Antarctic expedition. In addition to Gossip from the Forest and A Victim of the Aurora, he wrote a novel in which Usaph Bumpass and Decatur Cate serve in the forces of Stonewall Jackson, [?] Confederates. He described the "Improbable Birth of" his home country in A Commonwealth of Thieves, while one of his novels about that country sees the titular half-Aborigine flip out and kill two families after being cheated out of money. For 10 points, identify this Australian author of The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith who won the 1982 Booker Prize for a novel in which a dude saves a bunch of Jews, Schindler's Ark.
This author created Vincent, who flees to Upward Island after being expelled from the Vietnam Moratorium Committee, in the story "The Puzzling Nature of Blue." In one of this author's novels, the title character serves as an inspiration for the novelist Tobias Oates, who is based on Charles Dickens. In addition to writing Jack Maggs, he created the 139-year-old charlatan Herbert Badgery, who narrates his novel Illywhacker. One of his novels is written in the style of the Jerilderie letter, with little punctuation, and another of his novels is about a bet made by the two title characters involving transporting a glass church from Sydney to Bellingen. For 10 points, name this Australian author who won the Booker Prize for both True History of the Kelly Gang and Oscar and Lucinda.
Arthur Brown gives Dulcie and Mrs. Poulter two of the title objects, one of which his brother Waldo will not accept, in one novel by this author. The main character appears as the guises of Eudoxia, Eddie, and Eadith in one of this author's novels, while this author of The Solid Mandala also wrote about the lives of the Holocaust survivor Mordecai Himmelfarb and the spinster Mary Hare in another novel. This author of The Twyborn Affair and Riders in the Chariot may be better known for novels about the fame achieved by painter Hurtle Duffield and the transcontinental taken by Harry Robarts, Laura Trevelyen, and the title German explorer. For 10 points, name this author of The Vivisector and Voss, who hails from Australia.
In one novel by this author, the protagonist's mother ends her relationship with the communist Charles Carter after Stalin signs a nonaggression pact with Hitler. In addition to Davita's Harp, another work by this author details the life of the title man, including his tutelage by Jacob Kahn, before that artist paints his masterpiece, Brooklyn Crucifixion. Another work by this author describes the teen years of Reuven Malten in New York City. For 10 points, name this author who wrote The Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev.
Following the failure of his 1959 play A Loss of Roses, he turned to novels, penning the works Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff and My Son Is a Splendid Driver, apparently committing suicide in 1973. Encouraged to write a play by Tennessee Williams, this resulted in Farther Off from Heaven, produced by Margo Jones, and he expanded this work in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. For ten points, name this playwright of the Midwest most noted for Come Back, Little Sheba, Bus Stop and the Pulitzer Prize winning Picnic.
He wrote about how "there was death at every window" in his most famous poem, which is about the tragic end of two lovers at the hands of British redcoats. For ten points, name this poet of "The Highwayman."
This man wrote about an enchanted guitar in his novel Reservation Blues. "A Drug Called Tradition" is one of a collection of 21 stories set on a Spokane reservation, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. Many of this man's works include members of the Spokane tribe, like the character Thomas Builds-the-Fire. For 10 points, name this Native American author of The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of this author's poems includes the line "I am the doubter and the doubt." In addition to "Merlin" and "Brahma," this man wrote, "Unmeasure still my Shakespeare sits lone as the blessed Jew." This author stated "beauty is its own excuse for Being" in his poem "The Rhodora." He used the metaphor of the transparent eyeball in his essay Nature. For 10 points, name this author of the essay The Over Soul and the lecture The American Scholar who was also a leader of the American transcendentalist movement.
Henry David Thoreau
This author wrote "Where'er Thou Sail'st Who Sailed with Me" to commemorate the death of his older brother John from lockjaw, though he quipped "My life has been the poem I would have writ" to explain his meager poetry output. The narrator of another work is tempted to kill and eat a woodchuck and reluctantly drinks some dirty water from the well of John Field in "Baker Farm." He coined the term "Realometer" in another section of that work in which he quotes Cowper to proclaim, "I am monarch of all I survey." This author's best-known work urges you to "simplify, simplify, simplify" and starts with sections titled "Economy" and "Where I Lived, and What I Lived For." For 10 points, identify this American author who described his stay in the woods in Walden.
Mario Vargas Llosa
A fight between The Gimp and Justo takes place in this author's short story "The Challenge." A novel by this author sees Bonifacia take up prostitution to support Josefino, while Don Anselmo builds the title jungle brothel. In another of his novels, a dogcatcher named Ambrosio and a journalist named Santiago discuss at length the rule of Manuel Odria. In one of his best known novels, one of the characters works at Radio Panamerica and the even numbered chapters consist of soap operas written by Pedro Camacho. The author of Conversation in the Cathedral and The War at the End of the World, for 10 points, name this novelist behind Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, a Nobel-winning author from Peru.
This poet wrote about a stout dog named Corazon in his poem "Poetry is a Destructive Force". He wrote "mother of heaven, regina of the clouds" in a poem that described "The Monocle of Mon Oncle", and about a certain type of equipage in his poem "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird". This poet wrote a poem which depicts an object that was placed in Tennessee in "Anecdote of the Jar". He wrote about a woman named Susanna in "Early Sunday Morning", which appears along with "Peter Quince at the Clavier" in his collection Harmonium. Identify this poet who wrote about a "roller of big cigars" in his poem "The Emperor of Ice Cream".
David Foster Wallace
In this author's first novel, the protagonist searches for her great-grandmother, one of Wittgenstein's students. That book contains a character intending to grow to infinite size in Project Total Yang and is titled The Broom of the System. One scene written by him sees a jock strap full of tennis balls represent a MIRV ICBM uselessly attacking Israel. Another character in the same work by this author skydives while wearing a bird costume as a stunt for his team; he is named Orin. In that book by this author of (*) Consider the Lobster, one character reads a proof of the Mean Value Theorem in one of the author's trademark footnotes, and Quebecois separatists in wheelchairs search out Hal Incandenza's father's masterwork, the titular Entertainment. For 10 points, name this author of A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again and Infinite Jest.
Thomas de Quincey
This author asserts that while one may learn something new from a cookbook, reading Milton will result in higher capacity to sympathize with the infinite, which makes Milton an example of the "literature of power". Another work by this author compares the sound of wheels during a funeral procession and a woman's sigh before fainting to the title event, which interrupts a moment in "the world of darkness" caused by a certain literary murder. This author of "On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth" also wrote the Gothic novel Klosterheim and a memoir about the "pains" and "pleasures" of a certain drug. For 10 points, name this author of Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.
An important figure in the modernismo movement, this Cuban poet is most famous for his "Guantanamera," which became a patriotic song in Cuba.
He was the first person to win a Nobel prize in literature, and this French novelist won it in 1901 for works including Happiness and The Destruction.
Rudolf Christoph Eucken
The protagonist of one of this author's novels believes he is the title ruler when his daughter Glory Goldie stops writing for her career. Other works include a three part novel sequence called the "Ring Trilogy," which contains The General's Ring. In this author's most notable work, the protagonist's fiancée Marianne loses her beauty after contracting smallpox; in that novel, Bergh gets kicked out of his home after he throws a crow against a wall. The author of The Emperor of Portugalia, her best known works include a commission for the National (*) Teachers Association in which the title character is accompanied by geese he liked to hurt all across his native country, as well as a novel whose protagonist drunkenly rides over ploughed fields at the beginning, leading him to be dismissed as a priest. For 10 points, name this Swedish author, who created the characters of Nils and Gosta Berling.
Paul von Heyse
In one play by this writer, two parents are alarmed at their son's love of Haeckel, Darwin, and Spencer and are outraged at the intrusion of Anna Mahr into the fortuitous marriage of Kitty and Dr. John Vockerat. This author of Lonely Lives wrote about failed bacteriologist Frederick von Kammacher in one of his novels, and in another, he wrote about a poor figure who believes himself to be the reincarnation of Christ, named Emanuel Quint. This writer of Atlantis opened the naturalist movement in his country with Beyond Sunrise, and wrote about Wulkow's willingness to buy the title item for sixty taler, prompting Mother Wolff's theft and Krüger empty plea to the police. In a "fairy play in five acts" by this author, Rautendelein falls in love with Heinrich, an artist who ventures to the mountains in search of a more perfect melody for the title object. For 10 points, name this author of The Beaver Coat and The Sunken Bell, who wrote about Dreisseger's tyranny over some Silesian workers in The Weavers.
Verner von Heidenstam
Karl Adolph Gjellerup
This author wrote a travelogue about his journey through the Caucasus region in which he describes a Jewish peddler who attempted to sell him a cheap watch. This author of In Wonderland included that episode in his novel Vagabonds. He wrote about a writer named Johannes who is unable to marry the title character after she marries a lieutenant named Otto, while in another work the protagonist shoots his dog Aesop rather than give it to his lover Edvarda. This author wrote about Thomas Glahn in Pan and described the peasants Isak and Inger in The Growth of the Soil. He wrote about an unnamed man who meets Ylajali while suffering from the title affliction in a novel that ironically ends with him refusing a free breakfast. For 10 points, name this Norwegian author of Hunger.
This philosopher wrote a work discussing the origins of certain types of impulses by discussing the circumstances of creation Tartini's "The Devil's Sonata" in his work Dreams. He claimed that humanity's curse is that it is the only racecapable of "knowing about life" but the only one incapable of attaining life's essence in his The Introduction to Metaphysics. Another work by this thinker addresses the "ideal genesis of matter," contending that when the "block in the divine essence" prejudice is eradicated, the title process becomes clear. He claimed that the Platonic Forms are only snapshots of the "changing reality," in a work that argues (*) science is a "mechanics of transformation." That book discusses "duration" concept and posits an impetus which allows for the titular transformation to occur. For 10 points, name this Nobel Prize winning philosopher who put forth the idea of elan vital in his Creative Evolution.
One of this author's protagonists is an artist who travels to Rome and eventually commits suicide in a novel entitled Jenny, while a historical novel concerns a woman who marries Vija-Ljot. Another set of this writer's works focus on the love between Olav and Ingunn and include the volumes The Axe and The Snake. In addition to Gunnar's Daughter and The Master of Hestviken, her most famous protagonist ultimately dies of the Black Plague after marrying Erland and being accused of adultery. For 10 points, name this Nobel-winning author, whose novels The Wreath, The Wife, and The Cross make up her trilogy about Kristen Lavransdatter.
Erik Axel Karlfeldt
In one section of this author's best known work, the eight-year old Jon lives an idyllic life with all his wishes gratified; we learn that both Jon and his mother survive despite the father being told he could save only one of them. Another of this author's characters absconds with his wife's pearls and runs off to South America with a dancer, but returns to that wife, Winifred. He included two interludes titled "Awakening" and "Indian Summer" in his magnum opus, in which Michael Mont is invited to see a picture gallery. This author described the wedding ceremony of (*) June and the architect Phillip Bosinney, who dies after learning that his mistress Irene had been raped by her own husband, Soames. Old and Young Jolyon are major characters in this author's trilogy consisting of The Man of Property, In Chancery, and To Let. For 10 points, identify this British author of The Forsyte Saga.
In one work by this man, a retired army officer claims that "everything passes, everything is forgotten," to which an innkeeper counters that not everything is forgotten. In addition to that work about the lost love between Nikolai and Nadezhda, he wrote a novel which sees Rodka poisoned by his wife, the Bride, who eventually becomes Kuzma's housekeeper and is seduced by Tikhon. This author of "The Dark Avenues" and the autobiographical The Life of Arseniev, also wrote "The Elaghin Affair" and the novel The Village. In another of his works, a soda-water crate is used as a makeshift coffin, and after becoming bored of looking at churches, the title millionaire dies of a heart attack on Capri. For 10 points, identify this first Russian winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, the author of "The Gentleman from San Francisco".
Roger Martin du Gard
Pearl S. Buck
Frans Eemil Sillanpaa
Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
This author wrote, "I am rich with purple and with melancholy" in the poem "Riches," which appears in a collection that takes its title from the word for cutting down trees. This author asserted, "May my flesh slumber in you, my worry, my trembling," in the poem "The Sad Mother," and wrote poem in which the title figure is called "Old Woman Census-taker" and "Anti-Mother of the world." In addition to writing Tala, this poet's most famous collection was written after the suicide of her fiance Romelio Ureta. The author included her poem "Song of Death" found in the collection Desolacion. For 10 points, identify this author of the Sonnets of Death, a female poet from Chile.
In one work by this author, the title character murders Amedee Fleurissoire after discovering that he and Julius de Baraglioul have the same father. In another of this author's novels, a schoolboy dies during an initiation for a secret society in which he has to shoot himself with a blank bullet but the gun is accidentally filled with a live cartridge. In another novel Gertrude gets pneumonia from jumping into an icy river after a surgery restores her eyesight, while another of his characters does not punish Moktir for stealing his wife's sewing scissors. Along with The Pastoral Symphony, he wrote about Jerome and Alyssa making a pact of eternal love as ten-year-olds in his novel Strait is the Gate. This author wrote about Marcelline who dies of tuberculosis in Algeria while her husband Michel pursues Arab boys. For 10 points, name this French author who wrote The Counterfeiters and The Immoralist.
This man refuted Nietzsche's master-slave morality in Power: A New Social Analysis and distinguished between knowledge by acquaintance and knowledge by description in The Problems of Philosophy. He treated sentences about the "present king of France in his "On Denoting," and he labeled churches as the "principle enemy of moral progress" in one work, and in another work he attempted to cast mathematical objects as Platonic ideals and asked whether the set of all sets contains itself in his namesake paradox. For 10 points, identify this philosopher of Why I am not a Christian, who with Alfred Whitehead co-wrote Principia Mathematica.
Juan Ramon Jimenez
Shmuel Yosef Agnon
One of this man's novels centers around the Tolm family, which is overwhelmed by the titular phenomenon, while in the title character of another work is a maid who gets mixed up with a case involving Ludwig Gotten, and shoots Werner Totges after he asks "how about a bang?" In addition to The Safety Net and The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, he described a character who befriends Rahel, falls in love with Boris, and bears the child Lev, while various members of the Faehmel family reconcile in September 1958 as Robert routinely plays the title game in another novel. For 10 points, identify this author of Group Portrait with Lady and Billiards at Half-Past Nine.
One of this author's poems repeats the phrase "Praise be to you, Marie," and features a mother who undertakes the title healing journey with her sick son William, and another poem by this author tells of a character who steals the pharaoh's treasure and daughter. In addition to writing "The Pilgraimage to Kevlaar" and "Rhampsenit," one poem by this author begins "Once did I dream of Love's wild-glowing sighs, of shining locks, myrtle and mignonette." This author of "The Sorrows of Youth" wrote of his travels in "Journey in the Harz" and described a dancing bear that escapes captivity and attempts to lead a revolution against the human race in his satiric epic Atta Troll. He discussed a large coffin that he would use to lower his sorrows into a river in the "Lyrical Intermezzo" of a poetry collection that features the two "North Sea" cycles, the "Homecoming" sequence and includes "The Grenadiers." For 10 points, identify this German author of the collections Romanzero and Book of Songs, who wrote about a maiden who lures sailors to death in his poem "Die Lorelei."
One of this author's title characters travels to Romania with his wife Minna. The title character of his final novel asks the narrator to write a memoir about him, since he is dying of AIDS. Another of his title characters has been divorced by both Daisy and Madeleine, and spends much of his time composing letters that he never actually sends. Another is a writer who mentors Charlie Citrine named Von Humboldt Fleisher. Yet another of his title characters begins the novel which he narrates by stating, "I am an American, Chicago born." For 10 points, name this author of Herzog and The Adventures of Augie March.
He pleaded with the pickax-wielding addressee to "leave our names alone" in "Letter to an Archaeologist", while the title poem of one of his collections talks about the "globe's pate free of bio" and ends with an "expanse" which "grows blue like lace underwear". He called American poetry a "a relentless non-stop sermon on human autonomy" and called for cheap mass-printing of the classics and bookstores next to assembly lines in "An Immodest Proposal". A series of autobiographical and literary essays discuss how he left school forever at 15, and hated drab (*) Soviet architecture. This author of Less Than One was also notably tried in 1964 for "social parasitism" and spent a year in Siberia. Mentored by Anna Akhmatova, for 10 points name this author of A Halt in the Wasteland and To Urania, a Soviet Jew who was forced to emigrate to America in 1972 and claimed the title figure was "sunk in sleep" in "Elegy for John Donne".
Camilo Jose Cela
One of this author's short stories concerns a petitioner and a cleaning woman, who tries to answer his petition for a boat, while one of his novels ends on April 25th, 1974, the date of a revolution in this writer's home country. He set one of his novels in a location taken from a Platonic allegory, and Azio Corghi based a 1989 opera on this man's Memorial of the Convent. Another of this man's novel is set in 1936, when the title character returns home after 16 years abroad and wanders the city with the ghost of the poet Fernando Pessoa. More famous is a novel which depicts a landmass that detaches from a continent, forming the titular object, and another work about an illness that leaves people able to see only white light. Also the writer of Baltasar and Blimunda, for ten points, identify this author of The Stone Raft and Blindness.
V. S. Naipaul
This author wrote a novel in which Ganesh Ramsumair cures illnesses with his back rubs. In another of this author's works, a child observes a carpenter named Mr. Popo who never finishes his projects and a poet named B. Wordsworth who never finishes his poetry. In addition to writing The Mystic Masseur and Miguel Street, this author wrote a novel in which Big Man rules an unnamed African country inhabited by a shop owner named Salim. He wrote about Shama marrying a journalist named Mohun, who has six fingers and grows up with the Tulsis. For 10 points, name this Trinidadian author of A Bend in the River and A House for Mr. Biswas.
A boy trains himself to stay underwater in this author's "Through the Tunnel," while the Sirians and the Canopus watch the development of Earth in a science fiction series by this author. This author described the bestial and violent son of Harriet and David Lovatt, Ben, in The Fifth Child. Landlocked and The Four-Gated City are two books in a series by this author that follows the life of Martha Quest, the (*) Children of Violence, while another of her works contains the novel-within-a-novel The Shadow and is titled after a text that ties together red, black, blue, and yellow diaries written by Anna Wulf. For 10 points, name this recent Nobel Laureate who wrote The Golden Notebook.
J. M. G. Le Clézio
This author wrote one detective novel, in which art critic Leo Druscovich kidnaps the sculptor Gladys D'Onofrio. In another of this author's novels, characters obsessively listen to the symbolic radio serial The Wounded Captain. That novel includes Celina impersonating her mother Leonor in order to write letters to Nene and the death of the policeman Francisco at the hands of Big Fanny, all of which happens due to the promiscuous affairs of the tubercular Juan Carlos Etchepare. This author described the cow-shooting plumber Josemar in Blood of Requitted Love, and also wrote Pubis Angelical in addition to a story about a student who composes the essay "The Movie I Liked Best," Toto Casals. For 10 points, name this writer of Betrayed By Rita Hayworth, who also created the cellmates Molina and Valentin in Kiss of the Spider Woman.
In one of his stories, Sheldon Grossbart tries to elicit favors from Sergeant Marx, and the protagonist of another work mistakenly believes that Amy Willette is Anne Frank while staying at E. I. Lonoff's house. In addition to "Defender of the Faith" and Ghost Writer, one of his novels centers on the marriage between star high school athlete "The Swede" and Miss New Jersey Dawn Dwyer, and the title character of another novel talks about his trysts with "The Pilgrim," "The Pumpkin," and "The Monkey." FTP, name this author who wrote about Nathan Zuckerman in American Pastoral and about Alexander's discussion of sexual urges with Dr. Spielvogel in Portnoy's Complaint.
She wrote one work in which Kurt Muller kills Teck de Brancovis before going to Germany to help his friend Max Freidech, while in another work by this author Oscar Hubbard lusts after Laurette Sincee, a local whore. In addition to Watch on the Rhine and Another Part of the Forest, this author wrote about Julian Berniers' marriage to Lily and the effect of money on Carrie and Anna Berniers in one play, while Regina Giddens is married to wheelchair-bound Howard in another play by this author. In her most well-known work, Martha Dobie commits suicide after being accused by Mary Tilford of having a sexual relationship with Karen Wright. For 10 points—name this author of Toys in the Attic, The Little Foxes, and The Children's Hour, the lover of Dashiell Hammett.
The pilot Todd crashes onto a farm in Alabama in this author's short story "Flying Home." He explained his role as a black novelist in Shadow and Act, and John Callahan finished his second novel, the story of the preacher Alonzo Hickman raising a child who grows up to be the racist Senator Adam Sunraider. In addition to Juneteenth, he wrote about Brother Jack's eye falling out and Ras the Destroyer forming the Brotherhood, after the main character is expelled for showing a white man the true nature of his college. For 10 points, name this author of Invisible Man.
In one of this author's stories, a mother prevents her daughter Dee from taking the family quilts from her younger sister Maggie; that work is "Everyday Use." This author wrote about Tashi, who murders the female circumciser M'Lissa, and in another work Brownfeld has an affair at the Dew Drop Inn with his father's lover Josie. In addition to Possessing Secret Joy and The Third Life of Grange Copeland, in another work Corrine and Reverend Samuel take in Nettie, while the protagonist is forced into an abusive marriage with Mr. [blank] before having a relationship with Shug Avery. For 10 points, name this author who wrote about Celie in The Color Purple.
One poem by this author describes "wandering between two worlds, one dead/the other powerless to be born" during a trip to the "Carthusians' world-famed home." This author of "Stanzas from the Grand Chartreuse" wrote "while the tree lived, he in these fields lived on" about a subject "who, tired of knocking at preferment's door," gave up his friends. One of his poems opens with "How changed is here each spot man makes or fills," and the narrator of another opens (*) Glanvill's book to learn about the title intellectual. This author described "Sophocles long ago/hear[ing] it on the Ægean" as well as the "melancholy, long, withdrawing roar" of the "sea of Faith." That poem by this author of "Thyrsis" and "The Scholar-Gipsy" opens "the sea is calm tonight" and closes on a "darkling plain... where ignorant armies clash by night." For 10 points, identify this poet who wrote "Dover Beach."
This author wrote about Dr. Czinner and Coral Musker, passengers on the title locomotive, in one work, while he described how Dreuther ruins the wedding of Cary and Bertram in another work. This author of Stamboul Train and Loser Takes All also wrote about how a vacuum salesman named James Wormold kills Carter with Captain Segura's gun to avenge the death of Dr. Hasselbeck in one work, wrote about the investigation of the suicide of Pemberton by Henry Scobie in another work, and described how a mestizo betrayed a whiskey priest to the Mexican government in another work. For 10 points—name this author of Our Man in Havana, The Heart of the Matter, and The Power and the Glory.
Etienne Dolet wrote a response to this thinker's attack on the Ciceronian style, while various rearrangements of the sentence "Your letter pleased me greatly" feature in his Copia. This student of Alexander Hegius and follower of Rodolphus Agricola created a version of the Greek New Testament called the Textus Receptus, and he also wrote the (*) Handbook of a Christian Knight. Another work by him is an oration delivered by the titular child of Plutus who was suckled by Drunkeness and Ignorance and is followed by Sloth and Self-Love; that work was written during this thinker's stay with his friend Thomas More. For 10 points, name this Dutch humanist who wrote In Praise of Folly.
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
In one of this man's short stories, the narrator is mesmerized by the translucent skin and blue veins of a local notary's wife, with whom he spends Christmas Eve. In addition to "Midnight Mass," he wrote a story in which Dr. Bacamarte imprisons everyone in the town of Itaguai for insanity, "The Psychiatrist." He penned the poetry collection Crisalidas and a novel in which the protagonist goes mad pretending to be Napoleon III after inheriting the title creature. Another of his novels chronicles the title character's jealousy over Capitolina, Dom Casmurro. The creator of Quincas Borba, for ten points identify this Brazilian author of Philosopher or Dog and The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas.
He studied medicine under Geoffroy d'Estissac, and published his own editions of Hippocrates' Aphorisms and Galen's Ars parva. However, he is best known for an extended series of works whose "Fifth and Last Book" was expanded from a work which appeared two years earlier of questionable authorship, Isle Sonante. The fourth book in the series is the longest, and concerns a quest for the Sacred Bottle, which contains a "Simulated Battle". He was forced to flee to Metz after publication of the third book in the series in 1546. (*) In 1532, he published the first book of the series, which concerned the "Horrible and Terrifying Deeds and Words of the Renowned" title king of the Dipsodes. For 10 points, name this French author best known for his works on Gargantua and Pentagruel.
Robert Penn Warren
The murder of a slave by the nephews of Thomas Jefferson is the subject of his long poem Brothers to Dragons, one of his novels describes Jeremiah Beaumont's trial in the Kentucky Tragedy case. Another of his novels deals with the football hero Jerry Calhoun. In addition to World Enough and Time and At Heaven's Gate, this author wrote the poem "Blackberry Winter" and a novel which opens with the collapse of a school and is narrated by Jack Burden. For 10 points name this man who described the demagogue Willy Stark in All the King's Men.
The protagonist of one work by this author plays games like cow-poker and looking for electrical towers while traveling to Ocean City during Independence Day with his secret crush Magda. That story about Ambrose Mensch is the title work of a collection which opens by instructing readers to construct a Mobius strip saying "Once upon a time there was a story that began." The protagonist of another work by this author exchanges identities with his valet Bertrand Burton and is tutored by the shipwreck survivor and descendant of John Smith named (*) Henry Burlingame. The protagonist of that novel falls in love with the prostitute Joan Toast and writes the title satire after giving up on his epic about colonial Maryland. For 10 points, name this author of Lost in the Funhouse who wrote about Ebenezer Cooke in The Sot-Weed Factor.
This artist likens an observer's effect on the soul to the effect of a straw on a drink in "Rosary", which like Evening and The White Flock, exhibits Kuzmin's "beautiful clarity". Eikhenbaum originated a description of this poet's persona later used by (*) Zhdanov, "harlot-nun." Her longest work is described as a photographic "double-exposure" of the pre- and post-World War I lives of the bohemia of St. Petersburg and is entitled Poem without a Hero. For 10 points— name this Acmeist poetess.
Honoré de Balzac
This writer described Master Frenhofer creating a portrait in which nothing is visible except for a foot in the story The Unknown Masterpiece. This author wrote a novel in which the narrator is surprised to learn that the model for a portrait of Adonis is the castrato opera singer Zambinella, who was obsessively pursued by the title artist. In another book the title character facilitates the downfall of Baron Hulot after he arranges for his daughter Hortense to marry Count Steinbock. In addition to writing Sarrasine, this author wrote a novel in which neither of the title character's daughters, Anastasie or Delphine, go to his funeral, which is attended by Eugene de Rastignac. For 10 points, name this French author who included Cousin Bette and La Pere Goriot in his series The Human Comedy.
Gerard Manley Hopkins
In a poem drawn from a maiden's song from St. Winfred's Well, he contrasted "The Leaden Echo" with "The Golden Echo" and he claimed that "Christ plays in ten thousand places... To the Father through the features of men's faces" in "As Kingfishers Catch Fire, Dragonflies Draw Flame." The poet reacts to the death from tuberculosis of his blacksmith friend in "Felix Randal," published posthumously in 1918 by poet laureate Robert Bridges. Other poems include a "curtal" sonnet in which he cries "Glory be to God for dappled things" and another dedicated to the "happy memory of five Franciscan nuns," but best known is a poem about the "kingdom of daylight's dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn falcon." For 10 points, name this poet of "The Wreck of the Deutschland" and "The Windhover."
Katherine Anne Porter
One of this author's short stories centers on the killing of Maria Rosa by the title character, while another story focuses on Dennis and Rosaleen. In addition to Maria Concepcion and The Cracked Looking Glass, this writer described Dr. Harry tending to an elderly woman on her deathbed while she looks back on her life in a story famously written in stream-of-consciousness. In addition to The Jilting of Granny Weatherall, she wrote a story about Laura's romantic involvement with the revolutionary Braggioni, and another work focuses on the passengers of the ship Vera. For 10 points, name this author, whose fiction is collected in The Leaning Tower and Flowering Judas, and also wrote the novel Ship of Fools.
One of this author's short stories opens with Miss McAllister sterilizing a pan; that work, "Mamma's Little Girl," was included in a publication of Complete Stories that drew on earlier collections like Jackpot and Kneel to the Rising Sun. In a novel by this writer, Dr. Plowden confronts a policeman about racism. That work follows mixed race siblings Ganus and Kathyanne as they're pursued by whites and is called A Place Called Estherville. In another work, Darling Jill sleeps with anyone before agreeing to marry the obese Pluto Swint, Will Thompson is murdered, and Buck kills his brother after failing to find gold on their father, Ty Ty Walden's land. This author first gained fame with a novel about the exploits of the poor Georgian Jeeter Lester. For 10 points, identify this author of God's Little Acre and Tobacco Road.
In one poem by this author, the speaker wonders why his mind should "stray the Grecian urn" as he lays face-in-the grass, while another work advises "let no man be so proud and confident to think he is allowed a little tent pitched in a meadow of sun and shadow all his little own." He describes two people who "see no wonder that lightning brilliant as a sword should blaze the path of thunder" in his poem "Tableau." In addition to other poems like "Scottsboro, Too, Is Worth Its Song" and "Any Human to Another" - he wrote that "we should not always plant while others reap" in "From the Dark Tower," which also titles his column in Opportunity magazine. This author of the novel One Way to Heaven is better known for a piece which says it's a curious thing to "make a poet black, and bid him sing." For 10 points, name this man who wrote the collection Copper Sun, which contains "Threnody for a Brown Girl," and wrote the poem "Yet Do I Marvel."
R. K. Narayan
Winifred Georg Sebald
One of this author's characters sees a rare beetle that can survive on only its own feces; later on, he finds that the Broom Brigade has infiltrated the title object, an underground quarry with a massive toilet. Another of this author's novels sees a character try to win the Dracula's Daughter medal. This writer also wrote about machines that foresee the creation of aquans from aborted human fetuses, and in another work an entomologist is trapped with a widow who must forever shovel at sands that threaten a nearby village. The author of The Box Man and The Ark Sakura, not to mention Kangaroo Notebook, he also wrote a riff on the detective novel, The Ruined Map. For 10 points, identify this creator of Mole and Niki Junpei, the author of Inter Ice Age 4 and Woman in the Dunes.
Miguel de Unamuno
This novelist parodied positivist sociology in his scathing work Love and Pedagogy, while the identity of a public figure slowly becomes subsumed in his public face in this novelist's work Tulio Montalban. Some of his short stories were collected in the work The Mirror of Death, while in another work, he wrote about the Carlist siege of Bilbao,Peace in War. The title character of one of his novels slowly loses his faith but refuses to shake that of his parishioners, while in his most famous work, which he termed a nivola, Augusto is initially accepted but then rejected by Eugenia, who leaves to live with Mauricio. For 10 points, name this man who wrote San Manuel Bueno, Martyr,and Mist, a member of the Generation of '98.
One of this author's characters is deeply saddened by Herr Breman's demise, leading him to hold a conference featuring Mr. Lewis and Mr. Dupont, before he is branded a Nazi sympathizer. Another of this author's characters served for a man that invited Herr von Ribbentrop to his estate before working for Mr. Farraday. A novel by this author focuses on the characters Miss Kenton, Lord (*) Darlington, and his butler Stevens. For 10 points, name this author of The Unconsoled and The Remains of the Day, a British novelist born in Japan.
This poet concludes "We are all old-timers / each of us holds a locked razor" in "Waking in the Blue". Another poem ends with the famous line "The Lord survives the rainbow of His will". The speaker of one poem discusses a hermit "thirsting for / the hierarchic privacy / of Queen Victoria's century" and he later encounters a figure that "jabs her wedge-head in a cup / of sour cream, drops her ostrich tail / and will not scare." This poet included "The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket" in his collection Lord Weary's Castle and wrote a poem that begins, "The old South Boston Aquarium stands / in a Sahara of snow now," which is a meditation on St. Gaudens' statue of Colonel Shaw. For 10 points, name this Confessional poet who wrote "Skunk Hour" and "For the Union Dead."
This author wrote "When you came, you were like red wine and honey" in a poem from the series "Two Speak Together" that was dedicated to Ada Dwyer Russell and titled "A Decade". The title objects of one of this poet's works have "forgotten [their] Eastern origin" and are "a curiously clear-cut, candid flower" that appears in "great puffs" across New England. She also imagined a man "fighting with the Duke in Flanders" while she walks "up and down" the "garden-paths" in another of her poems. For 10 points, name this author of such collections as What's O'Clock and A Dome of Many-Colored Glass, which contain Imagist poems like "Lilacs" and "Patterns".
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
His first play was a one act comedy about Leander and Damon, and he uncharacteristically used rhymed Alexandrines for his play about the Swiss patriot Samuel Henzi. One of his title characters is poisoned by Marwood and is loved by Mellefont. Another title character of this man is a prince who kills himself so his father can extract a full ransom from King Aridäus. This author of Philotas also wrote a play in which the Marquis Marinelli's plotting leads to the murder of Count Appiani so that Hettore Gonzaga can marry the daughter of Odoardo. In another of this man's works, the Templar Conrad von Stauffen finds out he is a Saracen prince after saving Recha from a fire in the title character's house. For 10 points, name this author of Emilia Galotti and Nathan the Wise.
Saki (Hector Hugh Munro)
Nicholas puts a frog in his bread-and-milk and enters the title place in one work by this writer, and in another, a family and bachelor discuss a "horribly good" girl named Bertha who's three behavior medals lead to her gruesome death. In addition to "The Lumber Room", he penned a story that sees Amanda lose it after seeing an otter and an Egyptian boy. In one famous short story, Mr. Nuttel runs away after Mrs. Sappleton's (*) husband and dog come through the titular window. Besides "The Story-Teller" and "Laura", he may be best remembered for a story in which wolves unexpectedly come to Ulrich and Georg, who had just resolved their differences upon being stuck under a fallen tree. For 10 points, name this Burmese-Scottish short story writer of "The Open Window" and "The Interlopers" whose penname may or may not come from the cupbearer in The Rubaiyat.
Alfred Edward Housman
One of this author's poems notes that the laurel "withers quicker than the rose." This author urged "Give crowns and pounds and guineas, but not your heart away" in his poem "When I was One and Twenty." This poet of "To an (*) Athlete Dying Young" also wrote of a man who "eats his victuals fast enough." That poem by this author also states that "malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man." For 10 points, name this poet of "Terence, this is stupid stuff," which is found in his collection A Shropshire Lad.
William Dean Howells
In one of this man's novels, Evelith Strange must decide whether to leave her social position for love and whether to accompany Aristides back to his home country. In another, Angus Beaton loves Alma Leighton, who is his rival for the position of illustrator. In addition to writing about what would happen before the "real grasshopper" could be appreciated, this man is responsible for such works as The Lady of the Aroostook and The Minister's Charge. Another of his works sees a one-armed socialist beaten to death by police and Conrad killed by an errant bullet while trying to intervne. He also wrote a novel in which Ben Halleck is unsure of whether he should propose and Marcia retreat to her father's home in Equity, Maine, following the escape to Arizona of Bartley Hubbard. This man also wrote about Basil March publishing the magazine "Every Other Week" during a streetcar strike and the love triangle between Tom Corey and the sisters Irene and Penelope Lapham. For 10 points, name this author of A Modern Instance, A Hazard of New Fortunes, and The Rise of Silas Lapham.
In one of this author's novels, a former doctor now working as an assistant coroner writes a mysterious notebook in which he claims to be a pornographer. That book's protagonist is named in tribute to the existentialist author of Irrational Man, which influenced this author's philosophy. In addition to that story in which rich car salesman Chandler Vaught gives each of his children a hundred thousand dollars, The Last Gentleman, this author wrote about the psychic Miss Marva, who sells "astrological real estate" to some black radicals who occupy Paradise Estates. That novel is about the inventor of the lapsometer and is subtitled "The Adventures of a Bad Catholic at a Time Near the End of the World." In another of his novels, a breakup with Walter Wade causes Kate to attempt suicide, but a trip to Chicago with Binx Bolling cheers her up. For 10 points, name this author of Love in the Ruins, The Second Coming, and The Moviegoer.
Michel de Montaigne
This author described how Turkish armies are cheaper to maintain than European armies since they can feed themselves on the blood and flesh of their horses. One work by this author was written after his encounter with a native taken back to Europe by the explorer Villegagnon. That work opens by describing (*) Pyrrhus's encounter with a Roman army and notes how humans will label any culture different than their own as barbaric. He defended Raymond Sebond's Theologia Naturalis and wrote "Of Cannibals," which is found in a collection which is French for "trial" or "attempt." For 10 points, name this French author of the Essays.
In one of this author's works a prompter informs a playwright that he might find his play short because the actors have cut sections they found ''heavy or unnecessary to the plot.'' He wrote about Tom Fashion's triumph over his miserly brother Lord Foppington in A Trip to Scarborough, and in another work Sir Fretful Plagiary accosts Mr. Dangle before he attends a rehearsal Mr. Puff's new play [?] The Spanish Armada. In one of his plays Crabtree and Sir Benjamin Backbite make up a false story about a nonexistent duel between Peter Teazle and Joseph before Lady Sneerwell complains that her plans to ruin the marriage Maria and Charles Surface have failed. In addition to The Critic, in his best known play Bob Acres and Lucius O'Trigger both court a woman, who is infatuated with "Ensign Beverley", who is actually Jack Absolute is disguise in his play featuring Mrs. Malaprop. For 10 points, name this Irish playwright, who wrote School for Scandal and The Rivals.
One of this man's poems claims "The wolf's soul cries inside this voice" and that "a hunting horn curls its distress", and he demands "Tell me what you have done/ with your young life" in a poem speaking of "the sky above the roof." He spoke of how "green tinged pink tones fade" in one of his "simple frescoes" entitled "Brussels", while in one of his "Forgotten Melodies" he claimed "By far the worst pain/Is not to understand/Why... my heart's full of pain." He wrote of "great lilies among reeds/shining sadly on calm water" and how a "thick shroud of darkness...drowned the supreme sunset rays in bloodless folds" in one poem, while "The sadnesses lull with soft songs" and "Vermillion ghosts drift endlessly" in another work. "Sentimental Walk" and "Setting suns" apear in this man's first collection, which also contains "Sad Landscapes" and a poem which claims "The long sobs of/ (*) The violins... lay waste my heart" entitled "Song of Autumn." For 10 points, name this author of Fêtes galantes and Poèmes saturniens, a French Symbolist who was the lover of Rimbaud.
In one poem by this author, misidentification of the title characters' bodies leads the speaker to ask, "Who really gave two figs?" The speaker asks, "O mother, mother, where is happiness?" in this author's "the sonnet-ballad," which is part of the appendix to a mock epic poem by this author. The protagonist's husband falls asleep while reading Sex in the Married Life while she reads Of Human Bondage in a novel by this author of two collections titled after "Bronzeville." The sections "Notes from the Childhood and the Girlhood," "The Womanhood," and "The Anniad" make up another collection by this author of Maud Martha, while a better-known poem concerns "The Pool Players/Seven at the Golden Shovel." For 10 points, name this African-American author of Annie Allen best-known for "We Real Cool."
This author whose essays were recently collected into Havanas in Camelot wrote about Cass and Peter Leverett committing lots of murder in a town featuring Luigi the policeman and showed Dolly Bonner as the girlfriend of the husband of Helen, Milton, which factors into [?] Peyton Loftis's decision to commit suicide. In addition to writing about Mason Flagg, the title woman of another of this author's novels has a daughter named Eva and is in love with Nathan Landau in this author's novel narrated by Stingo that focuses on Ms. Zawistowska. In a 1968 Pulitzer winner, the lawyer Thomas Gray listens to the title character. For ten points, name this author of Set This House on Fire and Lie down in Darkness, the memoirist of Darkness Visible who also wrote Sophie's Choice and The Confessions of Nat Turner.
This man is generally thought to have inspired Beverly Carlton in Kaufman and Hart's The Man Who Came to Dinner. Wannabe playwright Roland Maule, like Daphne Stillington and Henry Lyppiat's wife Joanna, throws himself at actor Garry Essendine in one of this man's plays, while art dealer Ernest Friedman is finally chased away by the apparent climactic ménage a trois that Otto Sylvus and Leo Mecuré have with his wife Gilda in another; those two are (*) Present Laughter and Design for Living. A more famous play sees Madame Arcati accidentally conjure the ghost of Charles Condomine's first wife Elvira, while in another a pair of adjacent second-marriage honeymoon balconies provoke the divorced Elyot and Amanda Chase to leave their new spouses and run off with each other. For 10 points, name this British man of letters, author of Blithe Spirit and Private Lives.
Joel Chandler Harris
In one of this writer's works Isaiah Winchell meets Willis Featherstone, who is later invited by an vampiric woman to the "big house" where the woman repeatedly stabs a man while shouting "Where's Duncan?" This author wrote about a fiercely loyal valet breaking into jail to be with his master Berrien Cozart in the titular story of the collection Balaam and his Master and Other Sketches and Stories. He described Mrs. Wornum's attempts to meet her lost granddaughter, who is being raised by the severe Feratia Bivins in the novel Mingo, while one of his recurring characters is a Sea Island native who speaks the "Gullah" dialect. This author wrote about an animal, who falls into the Fox's trap when he gets his paws stuck to a tar baby in his story about Brer Rabbit. For 10 points, name this Regionalist author, who wrote Tales of Uncle Remus.
In one of this author's stories, a girl named Needle is killed and buried in a haystack, while another focuses on Dafne's relationship with the title animal. Besides "Bang-Bang You're Dead" and "The Go-Away Bird", Ben chases after Carmelita and Dora because of the literary reputations of their fathers in "The Father's Daughters", which found a sequel in "Open to the Public." Fathers Baudouin and Maximilian are hired by Alexandra in a satire of the Watergate scandal set in a priory, and this author wrote of how Guy Leet, who had an affair with Charmian Colston, is denied Lisa Brooke's estate because she was blackmailed by Mrs. Pettigrew. Besides The Abbess of Crewe and (*) Memento Mori, this author created Meadows Meade, where Merle Coverdale and Dixie Morso work as typists in a novel which sees Dixie rejected by Humphrey Place at the urging of Dougal Douglas. Another of this author's novels sees the title character fall in love with Mr. Lloyd and teach girls such as Mary Macgregor, Rose Stanley, and Sandy Stranger. For 10 points, name this British author of The Ballad of Peckham Rye and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
One of this author's works begins with a series of "letters to the editor" decrying the exploits of a group of juvenile thieves. In another work, the Nobel Laureate James Levensen hires Fausto Pena to research the writer Pedro Archanjo, who leads the titular university. In another novel the businessman Mirko Stefano tries to get Ascanio elected mayor so he can extract titanium dioxide from a town, while the title character of that novel seduces her own nephew Ricardo. In addition to writing the aforementioned Captains of the Sands, Tent of Miracles and Tieta, the Goat Girl, this author created the character of Dionisia, who helps conjure the spirit of the dead gambler Vadinho, as well as Manuel of the Jaguars who struggles with Mudinho Falcao for political control of Ilheus. For 10 points, name this author, who wrote about Nacib the Arab's love for the titular girl in Gabriela, Clove, and Cinnamon.
This author wrote about the artistic growth of Joana in her first novel, Near to the Wild Heart. In one of her novels, a woman identified only by her initials meditates about the body of a cockroach after crushing it, while in another, Martim becomes involved with Vitoria and Ermelinda after attempting to murder his wife. Her early intensely introspective works include The Chandelier and The Besieged City, and after moving to Washington, DC, she wrote existential novels like Apple in the Dark and The Passion According to G.H. An author named Rodrigo S.M. writes about a poor typist named Macabéa in her final novel, The Hour of the Star. Her collections of short stories include Family Ties, The Foreign Legion, and Agua viva. For 10 points, name this 20th century female Brazilian author.
The prologue of one of this author's novels declares "The future belongs to crowds." In that novel by this author, whose sections are separated by photographs of people pressed against a chain-link fence and Iranians demonstrating under the face of the Ayatollah Khomeini, the kidnapping of Jean-Claude Julien inspires a reclusive author to travel to Beirut. One of this author's protagonists becomes exposed to the chemical Nyodene D, and learns that Willie Mink is having sex with his wife Babette in exchange for the drug Dylar. This author fictionalized the life of Lee Harvey Oswald in Libra, and wrote about the death of Bill Gray in Mao II. For 10 points, name this American novelist who wrote about the death fears of Professor Jack Gladney in his 1985 novel White Noise.
E. T. A. Hoffmann
One character created by this author escaped a lunatic asylum in Alexandria and built a hut in the forest. Another of his stories contains a turning circle of fire which torments the protagonist, who leaps to death after attempting to kill his lover, who is saved by Lotharr. In another story, an autobiography of a literate pet is mixed with the biography of his eventual master Johannes Kreisler. This author of "The Story of Serapion" and "The Life and Opinions of Kater Murr" wrote about a barometer salesman named Coppelius who torments Nathanael in one story, though his most familiar tale is about a certain soldier who is brought by Herr Drosselmeyer to fight the Mouse King. For 10 points, name this German author of "The Sandman" and The Nutcracker.
This author wrote about the Frenchman Raoul Duquette, who discovers that his friend Dick Harmon is breaking up with Mouse, in "Je Ne Parle Pas Français." In another story by this author, the boss decides to test the title creature's resolve after Woodifield reminds him of his son Reggie's death. This author of "The Fly" wrote a story about a (*) fur-wearing English teacher who observes people around her in a park, only to notice a young couple mocking her. This author of "Miss Brill" wrote a work in which Mrs. Scott's husband dies in a mining accident, bringing grief to Laura Sheridan in spite of the marquee that's been set up outside. For 10 points, name this New Zealand author of "The Garden Party."
This thinker opened one paper with the premise that people should be allowed to have pink walls and sleep on their bellies regardless of the feelings of society. His most recent book length work argues that institutions can have varying degrees of justice, instead of either reaching or failing to reach the platonic ideal of justice proposed in Rawles' A Theory of Justice. He used the example of two people reading Lady Chatterly's Lover in a paper which argues for "The Impossibility of a Paretian Liberal" and contains the first formulation of the Liberal Paradox. He argued for levels of personal liberty as a more accurate marker than GNP in his book Development as a Freedom, and targeted gender inequality as the reason "More Than 100 Million Women Are Missing." For 10 points, name this Indian welfare economist who argued that distributional rather than supply problems caused starvation in his Poverty and Famines.
A poem addressed to this author ends with the line "The Garden Master's gone." That poem, collected in Dream Songs, is by John Berryman. The title character of one of this author's poems "loves like a gander, and adores a goose" and taught the speaker to "Turn, and Counter-turn, and stand." This author of "I Knew a Woman" also wrote a poem in which the speaker remembers how he and another character "romped until the pans/Slid from the kitchen shelf." In one of his poems, the speaker exclaims "God bless the Ground!" and states that he "should know/What falls away is always. And is near." That poem ends with the line "I learn by going where I have to go." The speaker of another poem by this author remembers "the neckcurls, limp and damp as tendrils" in a poem about a girl "thrown from a horse." For 10 points, name this American author of "My Papa's Waltz," "The Waking," and "Elegy for Jane."
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