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GRE Literature: World Literature

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1. 'The Heresy of Paraphrase' - Wrote 'The Well Wrought Urn' and 'Understanding Poetry'






2. It concerns the romantic and artistic conflicts between four characters: an ingenue - a fading actress - her son the symbolist playwright - and a famous middlebrow story writer. The play has a strong intertextual relationship with 'Hamelet.'






3. A wealthy and dashing military officer whose love for Anna prompts her to desert her husband and son. He accidentally destroys his beautiful racehorse Frou-Frou - a symbol of Anna.






4. The protagonist of 'The Mill on the Floss.' Her brother is Tom.






5. James and Edward Tyrone






6. Set during the 30 Years' War - it concerns the dreadfulness of war and the idea that virtues are not rewarded in corrupt times. He used an epic structure so that the audience focuses on the issues being displayed rather than getting involved with the






7. Criminal who also goes by Trompe-la-Mort - Jacques Collin - and Abb Herrera






8. The independent-minded and socially awkward co-protagonist of 'Anna Karenina.' Whereas Anna'S pursuit of love ends in tragedy - his long courtship of Kitty Shcherbatskaya ultimately ends in a happy marriage.






9. Wrote 'Structure - Sign - and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences' and 'Speech and Phenomena'






10. The final play of Racine - based on the Bible - like 'Esther.'






11. Borodino






12. The oldest brother. Passionate and intemperate - easily swept away by emotions and enthusiasms - as he demonstrates when he loses interest in his fiance Katerina and falls madly in love with Grushenka. Cursed with a violent temper - Dmitri is plague






13. Ends: 'I lingered round them - under that benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath - and hare-bells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how any one could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers






14. 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.'






15. Wrote 'Problems of Dostoyevsky' and 'Rabelais and His World'






16. Structuralist critic who wrote 'The Metaphoric and Metonymic Poles'






17. Based on Euripides' 'Hippolytus' - Tells of a mother'S love for her step-son during her husband'S absence. She drinks poison at the end.






18. Group of literary theorists and critics working from a phenomenological perspective.






19. 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






20. Native American novelist and poet.






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






22. A gentleman'S debating club founded by Ben Franklin.






23. Set in Amsterdam - it consists of a series of second-person dramatic monologues of a penitent judge.






24. The narrator of 'Lolita'






25. (His lawyer and best friend) Mr. Jaggers and Herbert Pocket - (the convict and Pip'S worst enemy) - Abel Magwitch and Bentley Drummel






26. Set partially in the Berghof sanatorium.






27. Zosima






28. Concerns a writer who becomes ill and confronts the duality of life: follow the path of logic and reason (Apollo) or follow the path of passion (Dionysus). He becomes obsessed with a young boy who he believes represents the latter. The protagonist is






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






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






31. A young law student who seems to share Emma'S appreciation for the finer things in life - and who returns her admiration






32. Concerns a man who is so intimidated by femininity that he resolves to marry his young - nave ward and proceeds to make clumsy advances to this purpose. The final act introduces a powerful irony as Oronte and Enrique arrive on the scene and announce






33. Wrote 'The Archaeology of Knowledge' and 'The Order of Things' - 'Episteme' and 'dispotif' - Panopticism - biopower - and governmentality






34. Wrote 'Epistemology of the Closet' and 'Between Men'






35. Orgon and Elmire - Damis - Mariane - and Dorine






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






37. 'The Camera Eye' sections are written in stream of consciousness technique and add up to an autobiographical Knstlerroman. Narrates the lives of twelve characters in free indirect speech.






38. The Mickey Mouse Club and the MagiPeel Peeler






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






40. The story documents the troubles of Tayo - a Native American World War II veteran who strives to overcome PTSD and end the drought that is devastating his Laguna Pueblo people.






41. Wrote 'Irony as a Principle of Structure'






42. 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






43. The daughter of King Minos and wife of Theseus.






44. Wrote 'Allegories of Reading' and 'The Resistance to Theory' - Wrote 'Semiology and Rhetoric'






45. Raskolnikov'S love who is forced to prostitute herself to support herself and the rest of her family. She is meek and easily embarrassed - but she maintains a strong religious faith.






46. The 'Intentional' and 'Affective' Fallacies






47. Wrote 'Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature' and 'Contingency - Irony - and Solidarity' - ironism - final vocabulary - and postphilosophy






48. The husband of Emma Bovary.






49. The protagonist of 'Rabbit - Run' (Updike)






50. Claire and Solange