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GRE Literature: Subject Test Authors And Works

Subjects : gre, literature
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1. Alan Ginsberg






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






3. Daniel Defoe






4. John Dryden






5. 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.






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






7. First line of William Langland'S Piers Plowman






8. John Fenimore Cooper






9. Thomas More - early 1500s - humanism






10. Gulliver'S Travels - flying island where practical projects neglected and impractical projects pursued






11. Thomas Macaulay






12. Ezra Pound






13. Richard Sheridan 'The School for Scandal' 1777






14. Amiri Baraka/Leroi Jones






15. William Dean Howells






16. John Milton






17. Ben Jonson






18. Philip Sidney






19. John Berryman






20. Mansfield Park






21. Algernon Charles Swinburne






22. George Etherege 'The Man of Mode -' 1676






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






24. George Eliot






25. Gerard Manley Hopkins






26. William Cowper






27. Mary Anne Evans






28. Emerson - 'Concord Hymn'






29. James Joyce






30. Ernest Hemingway






31. Final lines of Lycidas by Milton - pastoral elegy for Edward King - his colleague at Cambridge that drowned






32. T.E. Lawrence






33. Virginia Woolf






34. William Congreve






35. John Lyle






36. Ralph Waldo Emerson






37. E.e. cummings






38. Anonymous author of Cleanness and Patience - Pearl






39. Samuel Pepys






40. Lord Byron






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






42. Robert Browning






43. Kate Chopin






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






45. Elizabeth Gaskell






46. First line of The Iliad






47. Charles Dickens






48. William Blake






49. Flannery O'Connor






50. Ann Radcliffe