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Twentieth Century Literature of the Americas
Contemporary Literature and Fiction
"Visit or revisit some of the most important 20th century North and South American authors and works. Some of these you may have encountered in school; others are well worth an investigation all of your own."
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Which author, some of whose works fall into a genre best described as "Canadian Gothic", wrote the Deptford and Salterton Trilogies?
In which of the following works does Canadian poet, essayist, novelist and literary critic Margaret Atwood (b. 1939) explore both Canadian and gender identity?
Racing for Diamonds
Pigs in Heaven
The Edible Woman
The Bell Jar
Which American author concluded one of his novels with the following sentences?
"Gatsby believed in the green light... It eluded us then, but that's no matter -- tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. ... And one fine morning -- So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." (just last name please)
In which US state is "Light in August," by William Faulkner (1986-1962), set?
Which fictitious town is featured extensively in Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude"?
What was the nationality of Jorge Luis Borges, polyglot and author of such masterpieces as "Ficciones"?
Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.
Which Brazilian author wrote "Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands"?
Machado de Assis
American writer Sandra Cisneros made a name for herself in which of the following literary niches?
All of these
Author and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa ran for President in his native Peru in 1991 and won.
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