
On Beauty by Zadie Smith is an homage to which book?

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In addition to a room of one's own, what does Virginia Woolf say women need to be successful writers in A Room of One's Own?

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Who is conversing in Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities?

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What is the mouse in Günter Grass's Cat and Mouse?

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What illness is examined in The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman?

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Famous first lines: Which book? "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."

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Famous first lines: Which book? "Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."

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Famous first lines: Which book? "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice."

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Famous first lines: Which book? "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

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In Jose Saramago's Blindness, an epidemic of white blindness leaves only one person with sight. Who?

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