"C" in Literature by HensleyB

Champion(s):

minarik15


Runner(s)-Up:

ESB


Quiz Description

All correct answers will begin with "C" (excluding leading articles).

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Questions:

The 1935 novel "Die Blendung" was given the English title "Auto-da-Fé," a reference to the climactic destruction of a beloved library in a fire. What Nobel Laureate wrote "Auto-da-Fé"?

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Elias Canetti

The Best Picture-winning film "Gigi" was based on a novella of the same name by which French author?

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Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

Published in 1528, "The Book of the Courtier" sets out to describe the ideal courtier through a set of fictional conversations among courtiers of the Duke of Urbino. What Italian courtier authored the book?

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Baldassare Castiglione

The famous opening line, "You better not never tell nobody but God" is spoken to which character by her abusive stepfather?

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Celie

What novel's titular building is the place where protagonist Fabrice del Dongo retires following the death of Clélia?

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The Charterhouse of Parma

"Chaplinesque" and "At Melville’s Tomb" are poems by what poet perhaps best remembered for the long poem "The Bridge"?

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Hart Crane

"Love and Garbage," "Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age," and "The Joke" are English titles of works originally written in what language?

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Czech

What is the name of the King of Thebes and husband of Eurydice in the Sophocles play "Antigone"?

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Creon

What literary character explains, "[Y]ou see, a dog growls when it's angry, and wags its tail when it's pleased. Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry. Therefore I'm mad"?

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The Cheshire Cat

The novels "Neuromancer" and "Snow Crash" are most closely associated with which subgenre of science fiction?

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cyberpunk

What park provides the setting for the lines below?

The trees are in their autumn beauty,
The woodland paths are dry,
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky;
Upon the brimming water among the stones
Are nine-and-fifty swans.

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Coole

The term "Redology" refers specifically to the academic study of "The Dream of the Red Chamber," an 18th century work by which author?

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Cao Xueqin