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GRE Literature: Subject Test Authors And Works

Subjects : gre, literature
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1. T.S. Eliot'S The Waste Land






2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth






3. Nathaniel Hawthorne






4. J. M. Synge






5. Langston Hughes






6. Samuel Taylor Coleridge






7. Jean Genet






8. Allen Ginsberg - 'Howl'






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






10. Walt Whitman






11. Ovid'S Metamorphoses - basis for Manciple'S tale in Canterbury Tales






12. Keat'S 'Ode to a Nightingale'






13. Nadine Gordimer






14. Virginia Woolf






15. Imaginary philosopher in Thomas Carlyle'S Sartur Resartus






16. Henry David Thoreau






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






18. Isabel Archer confronts her destiny and finds it overwhelming. Inherits a large amount of money and is victim of Machiavellian scheme by two American expats - Gilbert Osmond and Madame Merle. Set mostly in Europe - esp. England and Italy. Pansy - Cas






19. Last paragraph of James Joyce'S 'The Dead' from Dubliners






20. Sense and Sensibility






21. Walt Whitman - 'Song of Myself'






22. Thoreau - 'Walden'






23. Robert Louis Stevenson






24. Gulliver'S Travels - utopian land of giants that highlights the failures of English goverment






25. Matthew Arnold'S Culture and Anarchy (sweetness and light originally coined by Jonathan Swift'S Battle of the Books)






26. Thomas Carlyle






27. William Dean Howells






28. John Henry - Cardinal Newman






29. William Congreve






30. Eugene O'Neill






31. Washington Irving






32. Samuel Butler






33. Emily Dickinson






34. Albert Camus






35. Richard Wright






36. T.S. Eliot 'The Hollow Men'






37. John Ruskin






38. Edmund Spenser - 1590






39. 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.






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






41. Gerard Manley Hopkins






42. Anthony Trollope






43. Bram Stoker






44. Ben Jonson






45. Edith Wharton






46. Andrew Marvell






47. Winterbourne courts young - flirtatious - nouveau-riche American girl in Europe






48. Robert Browning






49. Mansfield Park






50. John Bunyan - 1684