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GRE Literature: Subject Test Authors And Works

Subjects : gre, literature
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1. Marcel Proust






2. Club formed by Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift - dedicated to the ridicule of folly/satire






3. Gerard Manley Hopkins






4. James Joyce






5. T.E. Lawrence






6. Oscar Wilde - 'Ballad of Reading Goal' (written as Sebastian Melmoth)






7. Ben Jonson






8. Northanger Abbey






9. Walt Whitman - 'Song of Myself'






10. Washington Irving






11. Arthur Rimbaud






12. W.E.B. DuBois






13. Gulliver'S Travels - unhappy immortals who wish they could die






14. Milly Theale - an American heiress stricken with a serious disease - and her impact on the people around her (Kate Croy - Merton Densher)






15. Emily Dickinson






16. Horace Walpole






17. Ralph Waldo Emerson






18. Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth






19. Gulliver'S Travels - Houyhnhnms' slaves - look like humans - idiots and violent - only governed by passionate and not reason






20. Ann Radcliffe






21. Thoreau - 'Walden'






22. Upton Sinclair






23. Anthony Trollope






24. Jeffrey Aspern - Modeled after Lord Byron) as long-dead famous poet - biographer is trying to secure some papers from Aspern'S former mistress and homely daughter. Set in Venice.






25. John Ruskin






26. D.H. Lawrence






27. T.S. Eliot






28. James Joyce






29. Sean O'Casey






30. Sir Thomas Malory; one of first books printed in England






31. In Memoriam A.H.H. by Alfred - Lord Tennyson






32. Vladimir Nabokov






33. First Englishwoman to publish a substantial volume of original poems (1611)






34. Robert Herrick






35. Edmund Spenser






36. Thomas More - early 1500s - humanism






37. Goethe






38. First line of William Langland'S Piers Plowman






39. Albert Camus






40. Opening lines of Dryden'S Mae Flecknoe






41. Aeschylus. Agamemnon - Choephoroe - The Eumenides. About the cursed house of Atreus






42. William Dean Howells






43. Flannery O'Connor






44. Dedication of Shakespeare'S sonnets






45. Joseph Conrad






46. Eugene O'Neill






47. Salman Rushdie






48. John Stuart Mill






49. Early English translator of Homer






50. Henry David Thoreau