Literary Specialists – Flashcards

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What movement did Buckley lead throughout his life, particularly during the 60s and 70s?
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The conservative movement
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Why was Buckley considered the leader of his movement?
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He was the one conservative voice that could be heard through the liberal media at this time of change in the US
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What types of books did Buckley read?
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Conservative, nonfiction, political books and fictional mystery novels about CIA spies and international affairs
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What background did Buckley come from?
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Irish Catholic family, very wealthy
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What religion and type of government did Buckley think should the US government be based upon?
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Catholicism and democracy, specifically free market capitalism
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Where did David Foster Wallace get his idea for The Broom of The System?
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A girlfriend told him she would rather be a fictional character than a real person, he wondered why
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What is post-modernism? (David Foster Wallace)
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The focus on individual reality and reality is different for everyone
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What did David Foster Wallace major in?
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Philosophy and English
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What mental disorder is David Foster Wallace suffer from?
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Severe depression
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What novel was Wallace working on at the time of his death?
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The Pale King (never finished, but it was published posthumously)
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Where was Laurie Halse Anderson born?
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Potsdam, NY
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What challenge did Laurie Halse Anderson overcome as a young child?
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Needed extra reading support and speech therapy
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What did Laurie Halse Anderson do when she was 16?
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Lived in Denmark as an exchange student
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What is Laurie Halse Anderson's most famous book?
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...
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What are 3 themes prominent in her works?
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Rape, family dysfunctions, body issues
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How did Jean Weber's life at Vassar influence her writing?
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Many works were set at all-women's prep schools and her stories reflected her experiences with her friends at Vassar College
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How did Jean Webster show her feminist side in her writings?
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Most of her protagonists were strong female characters. She always encouraged women to get an education through her stories
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Which book of Jean Webster was nothing like the others?
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Four-Pools Mystery
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What social issues did Jean Webster address in her writing?
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Feminism/women's role in the workforce, economic status, slavery, care for children, divorce
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What was the literary device Jean Webster used in all her writing?
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Humor
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Which book did John Irving originally write while he attended the Iowa Writer's Workshop?
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Setting Free the Bears
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What literary technique does John Irving often use?
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Telling a story, within a story
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Which animal often makes symbolic, often physical, appearances in John Irvin's novels?
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A bear
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How did being sexually abused in John Irving's childhood influence his writing?
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Many characters he wrote about suffered from sexual abuse as well
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Which novel did John Irving receive the most praise for and what were the major themes of this novel?
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"The World According to Garp," with themes such as death, gender role, and sexuality were prominent
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What kind of people did Eudora Welty write about?
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Normal people who were not usually protagonists such as hitch-hikers, deaf people, and beauticians. She gave voice to the voiceless.
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What makes Eudora Welty stand out from other writers?
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Crisp imagery, wry preciseness
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What are some of the main themes of Eudora Welty's works?
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The South, time, and the journey
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How did Welty incorporate gardening into her works?
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She loved to garden and wrote about nature in her works, especially names of flowers
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Why does John Green write Young Adult literature?
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Teenagers are doing many important things for the first time in their lives. He believes they should be treated like intelligent people since they are so open to philosophical ideas.
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What is John Green's philosophy on reading?
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"Books belong to their readers," meaning that readers should be allowed to read books without having to worry about any other deeper meaning that isn't personally meaningful to them
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Which of John Green's novels is the most heavily based on his high school career?
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"Looking for Alaska"
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How did John Green's time as a chaplain and his friendship with Ester Earl influence his writing?
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He began to write about his experiences. Meeting Esther gave him a new perspective on what it was like to be a dying teenager
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Why is it important to imagine people complexly? (John Green)
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This allows you to feel greater empathy towards them. Knowing that they have hopes, dreams, and fears just like you do can help you to work better with them.
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How did the space race influence Isaac Asimov's writing?
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It aided his obsession with space, space travel, and other planets
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How did the atomic bombs dropped in Japan influence Isaac Asimov's writing?
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It gave him a way to show the fall of the Earth. A common theme was that the Earth and been destroyed in a nuclear war.
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What is psychohistory? What role does it play in Isaac Asimov's stories?
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The belief that the future of a certain group of people can be predicted by looking at their past. It plays a role in "Foundation Trilogy" where they use it to prevent the collapse of a civilization
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What are the three laws of robotics? (Isaac Asimov)
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1) A robot may not injure a human or allow a human to be harmed through inaction 2) A robot must obey orders given to it unless they conflict with the fire law 3) A robot must protect its own existence unless it conflicts with the first two laws
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What role did religion play in Isaac Asimov's writing?
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Religion because it reflected Asimov's personal beliefs that the ideas of the human were more important than the ideals of a God
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How did Robert Ludlum's job in the Marine Corps affect his writing?
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His job exposed him to war and life outside his sheltered life in the US. All he ever wrote about had to do with war and espionage/international affairs
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How did Robert Ludlum's jobs in theater, acting, and producing affect his writing?
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He always knew the exact image he wanted to portray, so this really came out in the excess description of his novels
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What is Robert Ludlum's most popular series, and what did it get made into?
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The Bourne Series, movies
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What are some common themes shown throughout Ludlum's novels?
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Excessive description, relatable characters, Cold War, corrupt government
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What are two reasons that Robert Ludlum might have written unders pseudonyms?
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Keep suspense going even outside the novel Incorporate his children somewhere in his writing
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What was Ernest Hemingway's style based off of?
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The style he learned at his first job for the newspaper, Kansas City Star
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What event caused Ernest Hemingway to be mentally unstable throughout his life and probably lead to his own death?
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His father committing suicide
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What were some major themes in Ernest Hemingway's novels?
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Love, war, wilderness, and loss
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What time period was Ernest Hemingway a part of?
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The lost generation
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How was Ernest Hemingway influenced by Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald?
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They shaped his writing especially Gertrude who became somewhat of an editor and she completely changed his writing style
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What tragic event did Stephen King witness as a child and does not seem to remember?
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His friend getting hit by a train while they were outside playing
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What book did Stephen King throw away?
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Carrie
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What are three common themes seen throughout Stephen King's works?
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Childhood innocence, strong women, the supernatural
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Why did Stephen King write under a pseudonym for a short period of time?
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So he could prove that his fame was real and it wasn't by chance that he got published
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What 3 kind of books is Stephen King known for?
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Fantasy, horror, and science fiction
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Which two schools did Fitzgerald attend before went to Princeton?
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St. Paul Academy and Newman School
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Which one of Fitzgerald's novels' was an instant success and lead him to his celebrity status?
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"This Side of Paradise"
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Where did F. Scott Fitzgerald move for a change of scenery and ended up being where he wrote the Great Gatsby?
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France
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Who did F. Scott Fitzgerald befriend in France that he had very different opinions than him?
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Ernest Hemingway
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What was Zelda, Fitzgerald's wife, diagnosed with?
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Schizophrenia
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What was Jack London's most famous novel and why?
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"The Call of the Wild," because it was an adventure story about a dog which was unique for that time period
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What are some jobs Jack London did other than being a writer?
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Gold prospector, seaman, hobo, rancher
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What was the Wolf House? (Jack London)
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His dream house that burned down and he never was able to live in it or rebuild it
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How many works did Jack London write in his lifetime?
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Hundreds of short stories, over 50 novels, and some essays/plays
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How many words did Jack London write in a day, how many a week?
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1000 words/day, 6 days/week
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How does Toni Morrison's background affect her writing?
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She knew a lot about African American roots and expressed this in her writing by creating plots, settings, and characters
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Name something about Toni Morrison's writing that is seen repeatedly throughout most of her books
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Themes, characterization, african american heritage
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How do Toni Morrison's stories usually end?
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Usually there is no clear ending, it open to interpretation
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What is one major theme in the novel "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison?
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Standard of beauty, innocence, abuse
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Toni Morrison was very versatile in the types of literature that she wrote. Which was her most popular?
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Novels
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Did did Truman Capote suffer with his whole life?
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Abandonment issues
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Who was a childhood friend of Truman Capote that is also a famous author?
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Harper Lee
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What novel by Truman Capote was semi-autobiographical and why?
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"Other Voices, Other Rooms" because it displayed homosexuality (he was homosexual) and childhood experiences
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What is Truman Capote's most popular novel?
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"In Cold Blood"
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What are two literary devices Capote used in his writing?
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Imagery, poetic prose, symbolism, similies
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What generation of literature does J.D. Salinger fit into?
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He's a link between other writers of WWII, the lost generation, and the Beat Generation
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What are 3 examples of J.D. Salinger's themes?
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Loss of innocence, insincerity of adults, need for balance
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How did WWII affect J.D. Salinger's life?
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After WWII, he went into a much darker place and his writing was more sarcastic
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What makes J.D. Salinger's characters so realistic?
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Dialoge and indirect characterization
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How is religion relevant to J.D. Salinger's work and life?
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He experienced new religions and wrote about the the Glass family doing the same
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What does J.D. Salinger's taste in women say about his view on childhood innocence?
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He was obsessed with innocence
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What occupation did both of Thomas Perry's parents have?
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Public school teachers
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What were Thomas Perry's majors in college?
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English and American literature
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What were a few jobs that Thomas Perry had?
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Commercial fisherman, factory laborer, weapons mechanic
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Which one of his books did he receive the Edgar Allan Poe Award for?
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"The Butcher's Boy"
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What does Thomas Perry incorporate in all of his works?
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Precise detail
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Why are the settings in Barbara Kingsolver's novels extremely accurate?
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She only writes about places she has lived in or been to such as the setting in "The Bean Tree"
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What did Barbara Kingsolver's father do to influence her writing?
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He moved their family to different places to offer his services in less-fortunate countries. This really opened up her eyes to different cultures in the world
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What is a common theme seen in Barbara Kingsolver's writing?
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Different social and political issues in society today
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What did Barbara Kingsolver study in college and recieve her master's degree in?
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Biology
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What award did Barbara Kingsolver establish in the late 1900's?
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The Bellwether Prize
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What was the title of the first poem Dorothy Parker sold to Vanity Fair?
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"Any Porch"
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Dorothy Parker's writing was most noted for her what?
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Wit
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What group of writers was Dorothy Parker a member of?
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The Algonquin Round Table
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Why was Dorothy Parker fired from Vanity Fair?
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In one of her criticisms she gave an actress a bad review and her husband was an advertiser for the magazine
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What subject matter does Dorothy Parker's poem "Resume" deal with?
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Suicide
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What is Jack Kerouac main theme?
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Traveling
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Why did Jack Kerouac drop out of Columbia?
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He fought with his coach, got kicked off the football team, and lost his scholarship
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Who influenced Jack Kerouac when writing "On the Road"?
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Neal Cassiy
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What is Jack Kerouac's writing style?
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Spontaneous prose
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What was a major outcome of being famous for Jack Kerouac?
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He became an alcoholic
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At what magazine did Sylvia Plath do an internship?
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Mademoiselle
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Which of Sylvia Plath's works is autobiographical?
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"The Bell Jar"
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What are 3 major themes in Sylvia Plath's works?
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Death, darkness, isolation
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Which poet did Sylvia Plath end up marrying?
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Ted Hughes
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Almost all of Sylvia Plath's works were published _______.
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Posthumously
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Like his father, Raymond Chandler struggled with______
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Alcoholism
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What Raymond Chandler lacked in plot, he made up for in ______
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Imagery
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How is Phillip Marlowe different than other detectives in fiction novels?
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He was sexually, racially, politically, and environmentally aware
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Raymond Chandler made his money by writing _______
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Screenplays
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Raymond Chandler is considered the father of ____ fiction
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Hard-boiled detective
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Why did Robert Frost move to England for 3 years?
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To get published
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What poem from Robert Frost was read at JFK's inauguration?
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"The Gift Outright"
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What is the sound of sense? (Robert Frost)
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Making words go beyond their meaning to something deeper and more personal to the individual
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What 2 collections of poems by Robert Frost were published in England?
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"A Boy's Will" and "North of Boston"
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Who gave Robert Frost his first farm in New Hampshire?
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His grandfather
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What was the most important educational factor of Ambrose Bierce's childhood?
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His fathers library
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What was Ambrose Bierce's first short story?
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"The Haunted Valley"
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Why did Ambrose Bierce accept the job at the Examier?
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Minimal editorial intrusion
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What was Bierce considered the master of and why?
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Macabre because his stories either centered on death or instilled a sense of terror in the reader
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What are some techniques/themes used in "One of the Missing" by Ambrose Bierce?
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Strving to prove confidence, psychological mind play, death, terror, time
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What is Hinton's greatest strength in her writing?
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Characterization
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Does Hinton write using experiences from her own life or does she fictionalize everything in her novels?
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She uses her own life experiences
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What are some common themes found throughout Hinton's novels?
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Absent parents, gang violence, loyalty, friendship, coming of age
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How did Hinton change the young adult genre?
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She wrote about what was actually happening in the lives of teenagers
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What awards has Hinton received for her writing?
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New York Times "best novel" for the outsiders, and Oklahoma writing hall of fame
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What is the full name of the disease that killed Flannery O'Connor?
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Systematic Lupus Erythematosus
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What did Flannery do at age six to get recorded?
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Trained a chicken to walk backwards
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What did Flannery major in in college?
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Sociology and English
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What does the peacock symbolize in Flannery's works?
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Immortality and spiritual ranking
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What pope blessed Flannery when she was in Rome?
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Pope Pius XII
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question
What movement did Buckley lead throughout his life, particularly during the 60s and 70s?
answer
The conservative movement
question
Why was Buckley considered the leader of his movement?
answer
He was the one conservative voice that could be heard through the liberal media at this time of change in the US
question
What types of books did Buckley read?
answer
Conservative, nonfiction, political books and fictional mystery novels about CIA spies and international affairs
question
What background did Buckley come from?
answer
Irish Catholic family, very wealthy
question
What religion and type of government did Buckley think should the US government be based upon?
answer
Catholicism and democracy, specifically free market capitalism
question
Where did David Foster Wallace get his idea for The Broom of The System?
answer
A girlfriend told him she would rather be a fictional character than a real person, he wondered why
question
What is post-modernism? (David Foster Wallace)
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The focus on individual reality and reality is different for everyone
question
What did David Foster Wallace major in?
answer
Philosophy and English
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What mental disorder is David Foster Wallace suffer from?
answer
Severe depression
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What novel was Wallace working on at the time of his death?
answer
The Pale King (never finished, but it was published posthumously)
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Where was Laurie Halse Anderson born?
answer
Potsdam, NY
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What challenge did Laurie Halse Anderson overcome as a young child?
answer
Needed extra reading support and speech therapy
question
What did Laurie Halse Anderson do when she was 16?
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Lived in Denmark as an exchange student
question
What is Laurie Halse Anderson's most famous book?
answer
...
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What are 3 themes prominent in her works?
answer
Rape, family dysfunctions, body issues
question
How did Jean Weber's life at Vassar influence her writing?
answer
Many works were set at all-women's prep schools and her stories reflected her experiences with her friends at Vassar College
question
How did Jean Webster show her feminist side in her writings?
answer
Most of her protagonists were strong female characters. She always encouraged women to get an education through her stories
question
Which book of Jean Webster was nothing like the others?
answer
Four-Pools Mystery
question
What social issues did Jean Webster address in her writing?
answer
Feminism/women's role in the workforce, economic status, slavery, care for children, divorce
question
What was the literary device Jean Webster used in all her writing?
answer
Humor
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Which book did John Irving originally write while he attended the Iowa Writer's Workshop?
answer
Setting Free the Bears
question
What literary technique does John Irving often use?
answer
Telling a story, within a story
question
Which animal often makes symbolic, often physical, appearances in John Irvin's novels?
answer
A bear
question
How did being sexually abused in John Irving's childhood influence his writing?
answer
Many characters he wrote about suffered from sexual abuse as well
question
Which novel did John Irving receive the most praise for and what were the major themes of this novel?
answer
"The World According to Garp," with themes such as death, gender role, and sexuality were prominent
question
What kind of people did Eudora Welty write about?
answer
Normal people who were not usually protagonists such as hitch-hikers, deaf people, and beauticians. She gave voice to the voiceless.
question
What makes Eudora Welty stand out from other writers?
answer
Crisp imagery, wry preciseness
question
What are some of the main themes of Eudora Welty's works?
answer
The South, time, and the journey
question
How did Welty incorporate gardening into her works?
answer
She loved to garden and wrote about nature in her works, especially names of flowers
question
Why does John Green write Young Adult literature?
answer
Teenagers are doing many important things for the first time in their lives. He believes they should be treated like intelligent people since they are so open to philosophical ideas.
question
What is John Green's philosophy on reading?
answer
"Books belong to their readers," meaning that readers should be allowed to read books without having to worry about any other deeper meaning that isn't personally meaningful to them
question
Which of John Green's novels is the most heavily based on his high school career?
answer
"Looking for Alaska"
question
How did John Green's time as a chaplain and his friendship with Ester Earl influence his writing?
answer
He began to write about his experiences. Meeting Esther gave him a new perspective on what it was like to be a dying teenager
question
Why is it important to imagine people complexly? (John Green)
answer
This allows you to feel greater empathy towards them. Knowing that they have hopes, dreams, and fears just like you do can help you to work better with them.
question
How did the space race influence Isaac Asimov's writing?
answer
It aided his obsession with space, space travel, and other planets
question
How did the atomic bombs dropped in Japan influence Isaac Asimov's writing?
answer
It gave him a way to show the fall of the Earth. A common theme was that the Earth and been destroyed in a nuclear war.
question
What is psychohistory? What role does it play in Isaac Asimov's stories?
answer
The belief that the future of a certain group of people can be predicted by looking at their past. It plays a role in "Foundation Trilogy" where they use it to prevent the collapse of a civilization
question
What are the three laws of robotics? (Isaac Asimov)
answer
1) A robot may not injure a human or allow a human to be harmed through inaction 2) A robot must obey orders given to it unless they conflict with the fire law 3) A robot must protect its own existence unless it conflicts with the first two laws
question
What role did religion play in Isaac Asimov's writing?
answer
Religion because it reflected Asimov's personal beliefs that the ideas of the human were more important than the ideals of a God
question
How did Robert Ludlum's job in the Marine Corps affect his writing?
answer
His job exposed him to war and life outside his sheltered life in the US. All he ever wrote about had to do with war and espionage/international affairs
question
How did Robert Ludlum's jobs in theater, acting, and producing affect his writing?
answer
He always knew the exact image he wanted to portray, so this really came out in the excess description of his novels
question
What is Robert Ludlum's most popular series, and what did it get made into?
answer
The Bourne Series, movies
question
What are some common themes shown throughout Ludlum's novels?
answer
Excessive description, relatable characters, Cold War, corrupt government
question
What are two reasons that Robert Ludlum might have written unders pseudonyms?
answer
Keep suspense going even outside the novel Incorporate his children somewhere in his writing
question
What was Ernest Hemingway's style based off of?
answer
The style he learned at his first job for the newspaper, Kansas City Star
question
What event caused Ernest Hemingway to be mentally unstable throughout his life and probably lead to his own death?
answer
His father committing suicide
question
What were some major themes in Ernest Hemingway's novels?
answer
Love, war, wilderness, and loss
question
What time period was Ernest Hemingway a part of?
answer
The lost generation
question
How was Ernest Hemingway influenced by Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald?
answer
They shaped his writing especially Gertrude who became somewhat of an editor and she completely changed his writing style
question
What tragic event did Stephen King witness as a child and does not seem to remember?
answer
His friend getting hit by a train while they were outside playing
question
What book did Stephen King throw away?
answer
Carrie
question
What are three common themes seen throughout Stephen King's works?
answer
Childhood innocence, strong women, the supernatural
question
Why did Stephen King write under a pseudonym for a short period of time?
answer
So he could prove that his fame was real and it wasn't by chance that he got published
question
What 3 kind of books is Stephen King known for?
answer
Fantasy, horror, and science fiction
question
Which two schools did Fitzgerald attend before went to Princeton?
answer
St. Paul Academy and Newman School
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Which one of Fitzgerald's novels' was an instant success and lead him to his celebrity status?
answer
"This Side of Paradise"
question
Where did F. Scott Fitzgerald move for a change of scenery and ended up being where he wrote the Great Gatsby?
answer
France
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Who did F. Scott Fitzgerald befriend in France that he had very different opinions than him?
answer
Ernest Hemingway
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What was Zelda, Fitzgerald's wife, diagnosed with?
answer
Schizophrenia
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What was Jack London's most famous novel and why?
answer
"The Call of the Wild," because it was an adventure story about a dog which was unique for that time period
question
What are some jobs Jack London did other than being a writer?
answer
Gold prospector, seaman, hobo, rancher
question
What was the Wolf House? (Jack London)
answer
His dream house that burned down and he never was able to live in it or rebuild it
question
How many works did Jack London write in his lifetime?
answer
Hundreds of short stories, over 50 novels, and some essays/plays
question
How many words did Jack London write in a day, how many a week?
answer
1000 words/day, 6 days/week
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How does Toni Morrison's background affect her writing?
answer
She knew a lot about African American roots and expressed this in her writing by creating plots, settings, and characters
question
Name something about Toni Morrison's writing that is seen repeatedly throughout most of her books
answer
Themes, characterization, african american heritage
question
How do Toni Morrison's stories usually end?
answer
Usually there is no clear ending, it open to interpretation
question
What is one major theme in the novel "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison?
answer
Standard of beauty, innocence, abuse
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Toni Morrison was very versatile in the types of literature that she wrote. Which was her most popular?
answer
Novels
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Did did Truman Capote suffer with his whole life?
answer
Abandonment issues
question
Who was a childhood friend of Truman Capote that is also a famous author?
answer
Harper Lee
question
What novel by Truman Capote was semi-autobiographical and why?
answer
"Other Voices, Other Rooms" because it displayed homosexuality (he was homosexual) and childhood experiences
question
What is Truman Capote's most popular novel?
answer
"In Cold Blood"
question
What are two literary devices Capote used in his writing?
answer
Imagery, poetic prose, symbolism, similies
question
What generation of literature does J.D. Salinger fit into?
answer
He's a link between other writers of WWII, the lost generation, and the Beat Generation
question
What are 3 examples of J.D. Salinger's themes?
answer
Loss of innocence, insincerity of adults, need for balance
question
How did WWII affect J.D. Salinger's life?
answer
After WWII, he went into a much darker place and his writing was more sarcastic
question
What makes J.D. Salinger's characters so realistic?
answer
Dialoge and indirect characterization
question
How is religion relevant to J.D. Salinger's work and life?
answer
He experienced new religions and wrote about the the Glass family doing the same
question
What does J.D. Salinger's taste in women say about his view on childhood innocence?
answer
He was obsessed with innocence
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What occupation did both of Thomas Perry's parents have?
answer
Public school teachers
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What were Thomas Perry's majors in college?
answer
English and American literature
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What were a few jobs that Thomas Perry had?
answer
Commercial fisherman, factory laborer, weapons mechanic
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Which one of his books did he receive the Edgar Allan Poe Award for?
answer
"The Butcher's Boy"
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What does Thomas Perry incorporate in all of his works?
answer
Precise detail
question
Why are the settings in Barbara Kingsolver's novels extremely accurate?
answer
She only writes about places she has lived in or been to such as the setting in "The Bean Tree"
question
What did Barbara Kingsolver's father do to influence her writing?
answer
He moved their family to different places to offer his services in less-fortunate countries. This really opened up her eyes to different cultures in the world
question
What is a common theme seen in Barbara Kingsolver's writing?
answer
Different social and political issues in society today
question
What did Barbara Kingsolver study in college and recieve her master's degree in?
answer
Biology
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What award did Barbara Kingsolver establish in the late 1900's?
answer
The Bellwether Prize
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What was the title of the first poem Dorothy Parker sold to Vanity Fair?
answer
"Any Porch"
question
Dorothy Parker's writing was most noted for her what?
answer
Wit
question
What group of writers was Dorothy Parker a member of?
answer
The Algonquin Round Table
question
Why was Dorothy Parker fired from Vanity Fair?
answer
In one of her criticisms she gave an actress a bad review and her husband was an advertiser for the magazine
question
What subject matter does Dorothy Parker's poem "Resume" deal with?
answer
Suicide
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What is Jack Kerouac main theme?
answer
Traveling
question
Why did Jack Kerouac drop out of Columbia?
answer
He fought with his coach, got kicked off the football team, and lost his scholarship
question
Who influenced Jack Kerouac when writing "On the Road"?
answer
Neal Cassiy
question
What is Jack Kerouac's writing style?
answer
Spontaneous prose
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What was a major outcome of being famous for Jack Kerouac?
answer
He became an alcoholic
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At what magazine did Sylvia Plath do an internship?
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Mademoiselle
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Which of Sylvia Plath's works is autobiographical?
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"The Bell Jar"
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What are 3 major themes in Sylvia Plath's works?
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Death, darkness, isolation
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Which poet did Sylvia Plath end up marrying?
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Ted Hughes
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Almost all of Sylvia Plath's works were published _______.
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Posthumously
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Like his father, Raymond Chandler struggled with______
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Alcoholism
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What Raymond Chandler lacked in plot, he made up for in ______
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Imagery
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How is Phillip Marlowe different than other detectives in fiction novels?
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He was sexually, racially, politically, and environmentally aware
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Raymond Chandler made his money by writing _______
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Screenplays
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Raymond Chandler is considered the father of ____ fiction
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Hard-boiled detective
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Why did Robert Frost move to England for 3 years?
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To get published
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What poem from Robert Frost was read at JFK's inauguration?
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"The Gift Outright"
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What is the sound of sense? (Robert Frost)
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Making words go beyond their meaning to something deeper and more personal to the individual
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What 2 collections of poems by Robert Frost were published in England?
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"A Boy's Will" and "North of Boston"
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Who gave Robert Frost his first farm in New Hampshire?
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His grandfather
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What was the most important educational factor of Ambrose Bierce's childhood?
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His fathers library
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What was Ambrose Bierce's first short story?
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"The Haunted Valley"
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Why did Ambrose Bierce accept the job at the Examier?
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Minimal editorial intrusion
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What was Bierce considered the master of and why?
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Macabre because his stories either centered on death or instilled a sense of terror in the reader
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What are some techniques/themes used in "One of the Missing" by Ambrose Bierce?
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Strving to prove confidence, psychological mind play, death, terror, time
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What is Hinton's greatest strength in her writing?
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Characterization
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Does Hinton write using experiences from her own life or does she fictionalize everything in her novels?
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She uses her own life experiences
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What are some common themes found throughout Hinton's novels?
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Absent parents, gang violence, loyalty, friendship, coming of age
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How did Hinton change the young adult genre?
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She wrote about what was actually happening in the lives of teenagers
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What awards has Hinton received for her writing?
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New York Times "best novel" for the outsiders, and Oklahoma writing hall of fame
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What is the full name of the disease that killed Flannery O'Connor?
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Systematic Lupus Erythematosus
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What did Flannery do at age six to get recorded?
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Trained a chicken to walk backwards
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What did Flannery major in in college?
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Sociology and English
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What does the peacock symbolize in Flannery's works?
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Immortality and spiritual ranking
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What pope blessed Flannery when she was in Rome?
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Pope Pius XII