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GRE Literature: World Literature

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1. Dolores Haze






2. Among other artists - he specifically condemns Wagner and Beethoven as examples of overly cerebral artists - who lack real emotion. Furthermore - the Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven) - cannot claim to be able to 'infect' their audienceas it pretendswith






3. Joachim Ziemssen and Clavdia Chauchat






4. The story focuses on a doctor'S wife who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life.






5. 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






6. Vasili'S cold - imperious - and beautiful daughter - who seduces Pierre into marriage - only to take up with another man immediately. She has affairs with many men - including her brother Anatole. Though known in social circles as a witty woman - she






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






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






9. Joad and Abner.






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






11. Heterglossia and dialogism - chronotope - exotopy - utterance and unfinalizability






12. 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.






13. Parnell and Cranly






14. Leading formalist who wrote 'Morphology of the Folktale'






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






16. Hector'S wife






17. 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






18. Tells the tale of Rubashov - an Old Bolshevik and October Revolutionary who is cast out - imprisoned - and tried for treason against the very Soviet Union he once helped to create.






19. Torvald Helmer - Krogstad






20. The novel depicts the inward journey of Mrs. Curren - an old classics professor. She lives in the Cape Town of the Apartheid era - where she is slowly dying of cancer. She has been philosophically opposed to the Apartheid regime her entire life - but






21. Felix and Charles






22. Two married couples - one twenty years older and bitterer than the other - engage in an evening of merciless personal attack - George and Martha - Nick and Honey






23. 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'






24. The Mickey Mouse Club and the MagiPeel Peeler






25. Proposed that when we attribute motives to others - we tend to rely on ratios between 5 elements: act - scene - agent - agency - and purpose. This has become known as the dramatistic pentad. Wrote 'Permanence and Change' and 'A Grammar of Motives' -






26. Wrote 'Anatomy of Criticism' and 'The Well-Tempered Critic' - 'centripetal' and 'centrifugal'






27. Gregers and Hjalmar Ekdal






28. Poet and critic who wrote 'Seven Types of Ambiguity'






29. It tells the story of the Bridau family (Phillipe and Joseph) - trying to regain their lost inheritance after a series of unfortunate mishaps.






30. A beautiful young woman who is courted by both Levin and Vronsky - and who ultimately marries Levin. Modeled on Tolstoy'S real-life wife - she is sensitive and perhaps a bit overprotected - shocked by some of the crude realities of life.






31. 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






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. Emma Clery and Belvedere






34. Valentin Voloshinov and Terry Eagleton -






35. A brilliant student with an incisively analytical mind - and his intelligence is directly to blame for his descent into despair. Unable to reconcile the horror of unjust human sufferingparticularly the suffering of childrenwith the idea of a loving






36. General Kutuzov






37. 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.






38. The Guermantes






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






40. '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'






41. Anna Karenina'S husband. Formal - duty-bound - and cowed by social convention - he constantly presents a flawless facade of a cultivated and capable man.






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






43. The protagonist of 'The School for Wives -' also known as Monsieur de la Souche.






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






45. Wrote 'The Discourse on Language' - Wrote 'Truth and Power' and 'What is an Author?'






46. Mynheer Peeperkorn






47. It describes the rise of a populist politician who calls his movement 'patriotic' and creates his own militia (the Minute Men or 'MM' - paralleling Hitler'S 'SS') and takes unconstitutional power after winning election mirroring what Hitler was doi






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






49. The narrator of 'The Plague -' although he is not revealed to be so until the conclusion.






50. Raskolinikov'S sister - she is decisive and brave - ending her engagement with Luzhin when he insults her family and fending off Svidrigailov with gunfire.