"D" in Literature by HensleyB

Champion(s):

PetersonGG


Runner(s)-Up:

RoseM
De docta ignorantia


Quiz Description

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

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Questions:

Drawing on the legend of the invunche, a deformed creature from Chilote folklore, "The Obscene Bird of Night" chronicles the destruction of protagonist Humberto Peñaloza. This novel is a work of what author?

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José Donoso Yáñez

The Boticelli painting seen here, entitled "Marriage of Nastagio degli Onesti," illustrates a scene from what work?

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The Decameron

What 1940 novel, originally written in German, begins with the arrest of protagonist Nicholas Salmanovitch Rubashov and ends with his execution?

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Darkness at Noon

The following text has been excerpted from what short story?

Well, Jabez told his family it was a lawyer, come to see him about a legacy. But he knew who it was. He didn't like the looks of the stranger, nor the way he smiled with his teeth.

They were white teeth, and plentiful--some say they were filed to a point, but I wouldn't vouch for that. And he didn't like it when the dog took one look at the stranger and ran away howling, with his tail between his legs. But having passed his word, more or less, he stuck to it, and they went out behind the barn and made their bargain. Jabez Stone had to prick his finger to sign, and the stranger lent him a silver pin.

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The Devil and Daniel Webster

The short story collection "Krik? Krak!," the memoir "Brother, I'm Dying," and the historical fiction novel "The Farming of Bones" are all works of what Haitian-American author?

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Edwidge Danticat

What Wole Soyinka play is based on a historical incident in which British colonists prevent a ritual suicide following the passing of a chief?

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Death and the King's Horseman

From what poem have the following lines been excerpted?

Sophocles long ago
Heard it on the Ægean, and it brought
Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow
Of human misery; we
Find also in the sound a thought,
Hearing it by this distant northern sea.

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Dover Beach

In the novel "Moby-Dick," what is the name of the tall African harpooneer who serves on Flask's boat?

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Daggoo

What title is shared by a 1989 Danielle Steele novel and a poem from the collection "Ariel" whose memorable last four words are "you bastard, I’m through"?

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Daddy

"Autumn Day in Kui Prefecture" is a poem by what great 8th century Chinese poet and friend of Li Bai?

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Du Fu

Although the Athenian comic playwright Menander was both prolific and highly successful, winning at the Lenaia festival eight times, only one of his plays has survived to modern times more or less intact. What is this play whose title can be translated as "The Bad-tempered Man"?

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Dyskolos

Roxana, Moll Flanders, and Friday are among the characters created by which English novelist?

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Daniel Defoe