Special Sub-Topic: Name The Writer
|Can you name the American author of the 1954s novel 'I Am Legend'?|
Richard Matheson. Born in 1926 in New Jersey. Other books:'What Dreams May Come', 'The Incredible Shrinking Man'. During his long career he has won many awards including:Bram Stoker Award, Hugo Award, Golden Spur Award and many others.
|'Conventionality is not morality,self-righteousness is not religion,to attack the first is not to assail the last'. Can you name the English author or the book that has these lines on the preface?|
Jane Eyre & Charlotte Bronte. C.B. was born in 1816 in Thornton, Yorkshire in the north of England and died in 1855, during her pregnacy. 'Jane Eyre' came out in 1847 and it criticized the limited options to educated but improverished women in England of the Victorian age.
|Who is the Italian author of the novel 'Decameron' ?|
Giovanni Boccaccio. G.B. was born in 1313 in Paris and died in Certaldo in 1375.'Decameron' is the book with which Boccaccio's name is inseparably linked (1353). A company of seven ladies and three young men who have come together at a villa outside Naples for ten days, to escape the epidemic. Each day each one of them tells a story, so that at the end 100 stories have been told.
|One of Turkey's very foremost modern poets, born in Salonica in 1902, died in Moscow in 1963. Who is he?|
Nazim Hikmet. Poet, playwright, novelist. For many years his works were banned in his native country and he himself suffered long exile.
|Can you name the book that tells the story of a family and takes place in a village called Macondo?|
One Hundred Years of Solitude. Gabriel Garcia Marquez's masterpiece! He was born in 1928 in Aracataca, northern Colombia. Like many Latin American writers, he has been inextricambly linked to a style of literature known as 'magical realism', that is usually characterized by elements of the fantastic woven into the story with a straight sense of presentation. He won the Nobel in 1982.
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