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1. In his break-through text, philosopher and semiotician Roland Barthes formulated five codes of literature. Which one is the code of enigmas and puzzles?
2. The phrase "passing strange", meaning "exceedingly strange", was coined by William Shakespeare for the monologue of a man tormented by jealousy. Who was this eponymous character?
3. What, according to Dante's "Inferno", shall everyone abandon, when they cross the gates of Hell?
4. Not only daffodils, but also the beautiful sceneries and landscapes around him, such as "The Pass of Kirkstone", inspired thoughts and feelings in this English Lakeland Poet. Who was he?
5. In which poem by Emily Dickinson are these lines: "When 'Landlords' turn the drunken Bee - Out the Foxglove's DOOR - When Butterflies renounce their 'drams'- I shall but drink the more!"?
6. According to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association, how many words should a narrative prose fiction contain to be defined a novella?
7. In the hilarious novel "The Code of the Woosters" by P.G. Wodehouse, poor Bertie is obliged by the domineering Aunt Dahlia to steal a silver object from a terrifying judge. What is this humorous object, often seen on a perfectly dressed afternoon tea table?
8. Some world famous novels contain an enormous amount of swear words, but that has not affected their literary importance. Nevertheless, this celebrated literary classic by a novelist from Dublin, Ireland, was at first considered too obscene to be printed. What is it?
9. "I killed Emerence. The fact that I was trying to save her rather than destroy her changes nothing.". Thus opens which book by renowned Hungarian author Magda Szabó?
10. What is a poem called, in which the first letters of each line spell out a word?
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