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"For obscure reasons humans feel the need to classify and to label not only pots of home-made jam , but also the works of creative genius. Authors are to be classified according to theme, genre, subjects,etc. See if you can find your way in this 'gallery'"
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Charles Dickens' 'Christmas Carol', Pushkin's 'Queen of Spades', Washington Irving's 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' and Henry James' 'Turn of the Screw' are all examples of the same literary genre known as?
Folly literature combines elements of fantasy and nonsense with a serious intent to expose and ridicule human behaviour. All the titles below have been classified by critics as belonging to the genre. Which of them came first?
Sebastian Brandt The Ship of Fools
Erasmus' Encomium Moriae aka Laus Stultitiae aka In Praise of Folly
Katherine Ann Porter Ship of Fools
Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels
What is the usual name given to a play designed to be read rather than performed such as Shelley's 'The Cenci' and Byron's 'Manfred' ?
The term 'history play' has been used for plays such as Christopher Marlowe's 'Edward II;, John Ford's 'Perkin Warbeck', Shakespeare's 'Henry VI'. What is a good alternative for that label?
a court drama
a king's drama
What is the literary genre that is represented by Chaucer's 'Parlement of Foules', Langman's 'Piers Plowman' , Dante's 'Divina Commedia' and even by Lewis Carroll's ' Alice In Wonderland'?
What do Germans mean by 'Homecomers'(Heimkehrer) Literature such as Boll's 'Wo warst du Adam? ';Wolfgang Borchert's ' Draussen vor der Tur'?
East-Germans returning to a unified democratic Germany
demobilised German soldiers finding their homes and families in a state of disarray at the end of WWII
pre-World War II exiles returning to Germany after 1945
people returning from nazi concentration camps
What is the origin of the term 'agitprop' literature?
inspired by an Encyclical Letter by Pope Pius XII De Agitanda et Propaganda Fidei Causa
inspired by the legal principle Agit Propriam Causam Suam Unusquisque
inspired by a critical article in the Times in which Joan Littlewood's Workshop Theatre was called '
a Soviet Russian Department for Agitation and Propaganda
What is the correct term for a 'negative utopia' such as written by George Orwell (1984) and Aldous Huxley (Brave New World) ?
Which 19th century author anglicised the title of More's 'Utopia' (literally no-where) but did so by creating an anagram?
William Makepeace Thackeray
What is the general term for a novel such as 'Changing Places' (David Lodge-1975 ); 'Lucky Jim' (Kingsley Amis-1954); 'Porterhouse Blues' (Tom Sharpe-1976 ) , 'The History Man' (Malcolm Bradbury-1975) that typically describes the world of students, lecturers, professors at a particular university?
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