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GRE Literature: World Literature

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1. The protagonist - Olga - has always been in love with someonestarting with her father as a young childand that she inspires mutual affection from most of the people she meets. She marries Kukin and - after his death - Vasily.






2. (A lawyer and a painter) Herr Huld and Titorelli






3. The narrator of 'Lolita'






4. Dystopian novel by Jack London






5. Tomas and Tereza






6. Dunya'S depraved yet generous former employer who attempts to rape her.






7. John Oakhurst and Tom Simson. Tells the story of a town with serious financial and moral problems. In an effort to save what is left of the town and reestablish it as a virtuous place to be - a secret committee is created and it is decided whom ought






8. Ends: 'Who knows but that - on the lower frequencies - I speak for you?'






9. Wrote 'Culture and Society' and 'The Country and the City'






10. The protagonist of 'The Red and the Black' - Contains the epitaph 'The truth - the harsh truth - Mathilde de la Mole - Madame de Rnal and M. Pirard - A sociological satire of the French social order under the Bourbon Restoration






11. Zosima






12. Joachim Ziemssen and Clavdia Chauchat






13. Emma Clery and Belvedere






14. James and Edward Tyrone






15. It tells the story of an Italian-American widow in Louisiana who has allowed herself to withdraw from the world after her husband'S death - and expects her daughter to do the same.






16. The assumption that the physical presence of a speaker authenticates his speech. Speaking would then precede writing (the sign of a sign) - since the writer is not present at the reading of his text toauthenticate it.






17. A one-act play which explores themes of isolation - miscommunication - social disparity - and dehumanization in a commercial world. The main characters are Peter and Jerry. Concludes with a stabbing in Central Park.






18. Wrote the pacifist 'Dublin trilogy'






19. In 1940s Mexico - an ex-minister - Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon - has been locked out of his church after characterizing the Occidental image of God as a 'Senile delinquent' - during one of his sermons - Hannah Jelkes






20. Wrote 'Phenomenology of Reading'






21. Begins: 'Someone must have slandered Josef K. - for one morning - without having done anything truly wrong - he was arrested.'






22. Aside from presenting a detailed account of the life and land of the Mojave desert - each story and essay includes at least one of three themes: the supremacy and divinity of nature - the negative consequences of the disconnect between humans and nat






23. Ends: 'There was the hum of bees - and the musky odor of pinks filled the air.'






24. Protagonist is Fabrice del Dongo - Tells the story of a young Italian nobleman from birth to death - including Napoleon'S invasions. - Gina and Count Mosco - The hero falls in love with Cllia while imprisoned in Farnese Tower.






25. The protagonist of 'The Magic Mountain'






26. Her novels are more notable for their style and characterisation than for their plots. A superficial reading gives the impression that they are sketches of village or suburban life - and comedies of manners - studying the social activities connected






27. Best known for his analysis of interpretive communities an offshoot of reader-response criticism.






28. An aristocratic woman. The protagonist of 'The Cherry Orchard.'






29. A retelling of the story of Phaedra - Theseus - and Hippolyte.






30. Ends: 'The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life - and rest in unvisited tombs.'






31. The Patna and Patusan - Begins: 'Stately - plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead - bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.' Begins: 'All this happened - more or less'






32. Old Mahon and Pegeen Mike






33. Wrote 'The Blacks' and 'The Maids'






34. Wrote 'The New Criticism'






35. Raymond and Marie






36. A flirtatious - witty - young socialite who sends identical love letters to Alceste - Oronte - Acaste - and Clitandre.






37. Beautiful - accomplished - lively - spontaneous - and charming - she begins the novel as a willful and exuberant teenager and ends it as a happily married to Pierre. Her crush on Anatole costs her a chance with Andrew - who cannot forgive her lapse.






38. Charles Ryder and Lord Sebastian Flyte






39. David Lurie is a professor of English at a technical university in Cape Town who seduces a student and loses everything: his reputation - his job - his peace of mind - his good looks - his dreams of artistic success - and finally even his ability to






40. Torvald Helmer - Krogstad






41. Dolores Haze






42. Concerns a woman - Oedipa Maas - possibly unearthing the centuries-old conflict between two mail distribution companies - Thurn und Taxis and the Trystero






43. Wrote 'The Roads to Freedom -' a WWII triology about Mathieu - a socialist teacher of philosophy and somewhat of a stand-in for the author.






44. The novels chronicle the life of Christopher Tietjens - 'The last Tory -' a brilliant government statistician from a wealthy land-owning family who is serving in the British Army during World War I.






45. Most of the action takes place in an upmarket brothel that functions as a microcosm of the regime of the establishment under threat outside. Includes meta-theatricality and role-playing consisting of two central strands: a political conflict between






46. 'The death of the author' and 'writing degree zero' - Distinguished between the author and scriptor and Doxa and Para-doxa - 'Readerly' and 'writerly' texts - Wrote 'S/Z' and 'Mythologies'






47. Mynheer Peeperkorn






48. Became the subject of a heated 'querelle' over the neoclassical unities. The play focuses on Don Rodrigue and Chimne. Rodrigue'S father - Don Digue - is the old upstart general of medieval Spain and past his prime - whereas Chimne'S father is the






49. Involves a blind daughter and hunting rabbits in a loft.






50. Jorgan Tesman