Upon which real institution is the South Carolina Military Institute in Pat Conroy's "The Lords of Discipline" said to be based?
In Paul Malmont's novel The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril , the protagonists attend the funeral of which pulp novelist?
In Haruki Murakami's novel Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World , what gift does the narrator give to the librarian?
Who penned the following well-known pro-diversity limerick for the Gay Liberation Book?: “Why make it sad to be gay? / Doing your thing is okay. / Our body’s our own, so leave us alone / And play with yourself today.”
"A Colony of Unrequited Dreams" by Wayne Johnston is the fictional retelling of the rise to glory of which Canadian provincial premier?
In Douglas Coupland's novel "All Families Are Psychotic", Jane Drummond, the family matriarch, contracts AIDS? How?
What is the name of the woman who pens a love letter to Onegin in Alexander Pushkin's Eugene Onegin?
What is the name of the youthful romantic poet whom Onegin fights in a duel in Alexander Pushkin's Eugene Onegin?
The secret group of Navy SEALs in Christina Skye's CODE NAME series are different than normal SEALs because...
What term refers to the act of prefiguring, representing, or indicating some aspect of the narrative before it actually occurs in the text?
What term refers to a nightmarish, possibly futuristic society whose citizens lead dehumanized lives?
What concept refers to the interconnections that narratives share, as well as to the ways in which works influence one another?
What term refers to the manner in which characters and actions in a fictive work exhibit realism or authenticity?
What term refers to patterns or images of repeated human experiences such as birth, death, rebirth, the four seasons, and motherhood, among others?
What term refers to the study of the manner in which human beings are designed and represented in narratives?
What is the name of the Shakespearean play from which the following phrase is excerpted?: "My only love sprung from my only hate! / Too early seen unknown, and known too late! / Prodigious birth of love it is to me, / That I must love a loathed enemy."
What is the name of the Shakespearean play from which the following phrase is excerpted?: "He that shall live this day, and see old age, / Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours, / And say ‘To-morrow is Saint Crispian’: / Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars. / And say ‘These wounds I had on Crispin’s day’ . . ."
What is the name of the Shakespearean play from which the following phrase is excerpted?: "Get thee to a nunnery: why wouldst thou be a / breeder of sinners? I am myself indifferent honest; / but yet I could accuse me of such things that it / were better my mother had not borne me."
What is the name of the Shakespearean play from which the following phrase is excerpted?: "That a woman conceived me, I thank her; that she / brought me up, I likewise give her most humble / thanks: but that I will have a recheat winded in my / forehead, or hang my bugle in an invisible baldrick, / all women shall pardon me."
Which of Nora Roberts's books was the first ever category romance* book to hit the NYT Bestsellers list?
* category romance as in a shorter, numbered novel these days typically published by Harlequin, Silhouette, or Mills & Boon
* category romance as in a shorter, numbered novel these days typically published by Harlequin, Silhouette, or Mills & Boon
What dramatic form often involved improvisation, stock characters, and plots that consisted of perilous shipwrecks and survivors stranded on remote islands?
What is the term that refers to the privileged or authorial alteration of reality in which unreality is presented as a believable event?
What is the name of the William Shakespeare play from which the following phrase is excerpted?: "Now my charms are all o’erthrown, / And what strength I have’s mine own, / Which is most faint: now, ‘tis true, / I must be here confined by you, Or sent to Naples. Let me not, / Since I have my dukedom got / And pardon’d the deceiver, dwell / In this bare island by your spell."
What is the name of the Shakespearean play from which the following lines are excerpted?: ""The day frowns more and more; thou’rt like to have / A lullaby too rough. I never saw / The heavens so dim by day. A savage clamour! / Well may I get aboard! This is the chase; / I am gone for ever. [Exit pursued by a bear:]."
What is the name of the William Shakespeare play from which the following lines are excerpted? "As I am man, / My state is desperate for my master’s love; / As I am woman, now alas the day! . . . / O time! thou must untangle this, not I; / It is too hard a knot for me to untie."
What is the name of the Shakespearean play from which the following lines are excerpted? "Lie with her! lie on her! We say ‘lie on her,’ when / they belie her. Lie with her! ’Swounds, that’s fulsome! / Handkerchief—confessions—handkerchief! To confess, and be / hanged for his labour. First, to be hanged, and then to confess! / I tremble at it. Nature would not invest herself in such shadowing / passion without some instruction. It is not words that / shake me thus. Pish! Noses, ears, and lips! Is’t possible? / Confess? Handkerchief? O devil! [He falls down in a trance:]."
What term refers to the narrative technique that writers use to represent the natural flow of feelings, thoughts, and impressions?
In The Good Soldier, what is Nancy Rufford’s only phrase of communication after her emotional breakdown?
What is the literary device, frequently contrived in the first-person, in which the focalizer operates from a compromised perspective, a precarious psychological state, or a lack of credibility?
What is the circle of English writers, artists, and intellectuals who frequently held informal artistic and philosophical discussions during the early twentieth century?
What term refers to the late nineteenth-century literary movement associated with a decadent artistic climate defined by its sophistication, world-weariness, and despair?
What is the name of the novel from the following lines are excerpted?: “A word of advice. Don’t take up that sentimental attitude over the poor. See that she doesn’t, Margaret. The poor are poor, and one’s sorry for them, but there it is. As civilization moves forward, the shoe is bound to pinch in places, and it’s absurd to pretend that any one is responsible personally. Neither you, nor I, nor my informant, nor the man who informed him, nor the directors of the Porphyrion, are to blame for this clerk’s loss of salary. It’s just the shoe pinching—no one can help it; and it might easily have been worse.”
What is the name of the novel from which the following lines are excerpted?: "With a sudden movement she bowed his head and joined her lips to his and he read the meaning of her movements in her frank uplifted eyes. It was too much for him. He closed his eyes, surrendering himself to her, body and mind, conscious of nothing in the world but the dark pressure of her softly parting lips. They pressed upon his brain as upon his lips as though they were the vehicle of a vague speech."
What is the name of the novel from which the following lines are excerpted?: "I have, I am aware, told this story in a very rambling way so that it may be difficult for anyone to find their path through what may be a sort of maze. I cannot help it. I have stuck to my idea of being in a country cottage with a silent listener, hearing between the gusts of the wind and amidst the noises of the distant sea, the story as it comes. And, when one discusses an affair—a long, sad affair—one goes back, one goes forward. One remembers points that one has forgotten and one explains them all the more minutely since one recognizes that one has forgotten to mention them in their proper places and that one may have given, by omitting them, a false impression. I console myself with thinking that this is a real story and that, after all, real stories are probably told best in the way a person telling a story would tell them. They will then seem most real."
What is the name of the novel from which the following lines are excerpted?: “The old doctor felt my pulse, evidently thinking of something else the while. ‘Good, good for there,’ he mumbled, and then with a certain eagerness asked me whether I would let him measure my head. Rather surprised, I said ‘yes,’ when he produced a thing like calipers and got the dimensions back and front and every way, taking notes carefully. He was an unshaven little man in a threadbare coat like a gabardine, with his feet in slippers, and I thought him a harmless fool. ‘I always ask leave, in the interests of science, to measure the crania of those going out there,’ he said. ‘And when they come back, too?’ I asked. ‘Oh, I never see them,’ he remarked; ‘and, moreover, the changes take place inside, you know.’ He smiled, as if at some quiet joke.”
From what novel are the following lines excerpted?: "I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes."
From what novel are the following lines excerpted?: "One of the triumphs of civilization, Peter Walsh thought. It is one of the triumphs of civilization, as the light high bell of the ambulance sounded. Swiftly, cleanly, the ambulance sped to the hospital, having picked up instantly, humanely, some poor devil; some one hit on the head, struck down by disease, knocked over perhaps a minute or so ago at one of these crossings, as might happen to oneself. That was civilization."
From which novel are the following lines excerpted?: "He would never, never dare to break her will, and let loose the maelstrom of her subconsciousness….”
From what novel are the following lines excerpted?: "Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. As I slooshied, I knew such lovely pictures!"
In A Clockwork Orange, what is the technique that involves a chemical and psychological method of rehabilitation, as well as the artificial creation of an aversion to personal free will?
From what novel are the following lines excerpted?: "It didn’t matter in the end how old they had been, or that they were girls, but only that we had loved them, and that they hadn’t heard us calling, still do not hear us, up here in the tree house, with our thinning hair and soft bellies, calling them out of those rooms where they went to be alone for all time, alone in suicide, which is deeper than death, and where we will never find the pieces to put them back together."
From what novel are the following lines excerpted?: "After work I stepped outside, weakened by air conditioning, and tugged out the last cigarette in the pack. Side by side, Phlox and Arthur approached from the direction of the library. Phlox wore pearls, a strapless white dress patterned with blue flowers, and a pair of high-heeled white sandals; Arthur, light-gray trousers and a powder-blue blazer, with a tie, and oxfords without socks, like Prince Philip. They were still far from me, and I watched as those they passed turned admiring heads; they drew near like an advertisement for summer and beauty and healthy American sex."
From what novel are the following lines excerpted?: "When I get out of here, if I’m ever able to set this down, in any form, even in the form of one voice to another, it will be a reconstruction then too, at yet another remove. It’s impossible to say a thing exactly the way it was, because what you say can never be exact, you always have to leave something out, there are too many parts, sides, crosscurrents, nuances; too many gestures, which could mean this or that, too many shapes which can never be fully described, too many flavors, in the air or on the tongue, half-colors, too many."
From what novel are the following lines excerpted?: "And is not our modern history, my brothers, the story of brave malenky selves fighting these big machines? I am serious with you, brothers, over this. But what I do I do because I like to do."
From what work is the following passage excerpted?: "Do you remember, when was it, a few years ago, we were all in your kitchen, must have been Christmas or something, do you remember, all the kids were running about and suddenly I picked Charlotte up and lifted her high up, high up, and then down and up? Do you remember how she laughed? . . . She was so light. And there was your husband and my wife and all the kids, all standing and laughing in your kitchen. I can’t get rid of it."
From what work is the following passage excerpted?: "You get down on your knees and tear open the bag. The smell of warm dough envelops you. The first bite sticks in your throat and you almost gag. You will have to go slowly. You will have to learn everything all over again."
From what work is the following passage excerpted?: "The winged horse won’t fly! Would not, wouldn’t! Vehicle of my glory, from whose high back I bombed Solymian and Amazon alike, in better days, from Bronze Age back to Stone, sank the Carian pirates. . . . Could not, couldn’t! Turned out to pasture since his master’s marriage, fat and tame now, my sweet half-brother in time grew loath even to lift his moonshaped hooves, much less strike wellsprings with them for the Muses. . . . The beast no longer giddyapped, much less went vaulting starward; only grazed in circles, trailing horsefeathers where his wings like doused snails dragged by the board."
From what work is the following passage excerpted?: "'We was girls together,' she said as though explaining something. 'Oh Lord,' she cried, 'girl, girl, girlgirlgirl.' It was a fine cry—loud and long—but it had no bottom and it had no top; just circles and circles of sorrow."
In Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright, what are the names of the two elderly siblings who inhabit the lost town?
In Tom Spanbauer's The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon: A Novel, to which character does the title refer?
From what work is the following passage excerpted?: "Quickly, as if she were recalled by something over there, she turned to her canvas. There it was—her picture. Yes, with all its greens and blues, its lines running up and across, its attempt at something. It would be hung in the attics, she thought; it would be destroyed. But what did it matter? she asked herself, taking up her brush again. She looked at the steps; they were empty; she looked at the canvas; it was blurred with a sudden intensity, as if she saw it clear for a second, she drew a line there, in the centre. It was done; it was finished. Yes, she thought, laying down her brush in extreme fatigue, I have had my vision."
From what work is the following passage excerpted?: "So I am nineteen years old and don’t usually know what I’m doing, snap my thoughts out of the printed page, get my looks from other eyes, do not overtake dotards and cripples in the street for fear I will depress them with my agility, love watching children and animals at play but wouldn’t mind seeing a beggar kicked or a little girl run over because it’s all experience, dislike myself and sneer at a world less nice and less intelligent than me. I take it this is fairly routine?"
From what work is the following passage excerpted?: "I waited a long time after I heard her snore, then I got up, took the keys and unlocked the door. I was outside holding my candle. Now at last I know why I was brought here and what I have to do. There must have been a draught for the flame flickered and I thought it was out. But I shielded it with my hand and it burned again to light me along the dark passage."
From what work is the following passage excerpted?: "He watched sleepily the flakes, silver and dark, falling obliquely against the lamplight. The time had come for him to set out on his journey westward. Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves. It was falling, too, upon every part of the lonely churchyard on the hill where Michael Furey lay buried."
What New Jersey city did James Thurber ask his father the name of in the middle of the night in "More Alarms in the Night"?
From what novel is the following passage excerpted?: "The boat was gliding out on the receding tide. It slid before the Lime Rock, blotted out Ida Lewis’s little house, and passed across the turret in which the light was hung. Archer waited till a wide space of water sparkled between the last reef of the island and the stern of the boat; but still the figure in the summer-house did not move. He turned and walked up the hill."
From what novel is the following passage excerpted?: "I have to accept the fact that I’m losing my health, though I never really had it to begin with. And I cannot accept this. It knocks me off balance with spite and anxiety and rage: night and day, grading papers, annotating tertiary sources, changing my clothes, in the middle of sexual fantasies, riding my bike, eating lunch, watching the news on TV. Doing nothing."
From what novel is the following passage excerpted?: "She smelt the scent of a pine tree. She couldn’t place it. . . . It troubled her in some mysterious way, yet also made her happy."
Which car does Crowley drive in Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch ?
When would be the End Times according to the book written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter Witch ?
Which of the options below does not match Aziraphale's first impression when you meet him? (In Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch )
What was Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's conclusion about tapes left in a car for more than a fortnight in Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch ?
In James Dickey's novel Deliverance, what is the name of the river on which the main characters take their fateful journey?
In the book The Magic Faraway Tree written by Enid Blyton which of these charactors doesnt live in the faraway tree?
A friend came to this 19th century poet's house and found him reading Paradise Lost with his wife, naked in their garden.
This famous Chinese poet was said to have drowned while drunkenly trying to embrace the reflection of the moon in the water.?
in the series of books "milly molly mandy" by joyce lankster briskley
the name milly molly mandy is short for?
the name milly molly mandy is short for?
what are the two colors that milly molly mandy wears on her dress in the series "milly molly mandy" by joyce lankster briskley?
In Dan Simmons' The Terror: A Novel, about a failed polar expedition, which supernatural malice do the explorers face?
In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, what are the names of Ponyboy's two older brothers? S.E. HintonThe Outsiders
In The Shining by Stephen King what does Mr. Hallorann claim to smell whenever a bad event is about to happen?
In The Shining by Stephen King where did the chef of The Overlook Hotel, Dick Hallorann, go on his winter vacation?
Who were Adam's best friends on Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch ?
Why did Pollution substitute Pestilence in 1936 as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, according to the book Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter Witch?
Paul Sheldon is the unfortunate author in Misery by Stephen King. In which other King book does a woman suffer a beating for reading one of Sheldon's novels?
What Stephen King character said, "We all float down here. When you're down here you'll float too."?