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Literature by Letter - B

Identify these literary things that start with the letter B.
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This tale of Grendel may be the oldest English poem
A non-fictional account of a person's life
Best-selling author of "The DaVinci Code" and "Inferno"
Harry Potter villain, Ms. Lestrange
Where you might find Sherlock Holmes
Baker Street
Family name of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne
Literary movement of Ginsburg, Kerouac, and Burroughs
Beat Generation
Aldous Huxley novel featuring the "World Controllers"
Classic youth novel about a lovely dark-colored horse
Some quaint landmarks of Madison County, IA
Scottish village that appears for only one day every 100 years
Sexually adventurous poet who wrote "She Walks in Beauty"
"Auld Lang Syne" poet. His birthday is a holiday in Scotland
Last name of married poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett
Protagonist of "The Hobbit"
Absurdist Irish playwright who wrote "Waiting for Godot"
Sci-fi author of "Fahrenheit 451"
W. Somerset Maugham's most well-known novel
Of Human Bondage
He ages in reverse in an F. Scott Fitzgerald story
German term for a "coming-of-age" story
Bildungsroman
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(70)
You may want to place the Dan Brown question before the Browning question; answering in the present order gives you a freebie.
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Dec 16, 2016
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Good point, thanks.
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Dec 16, 2016
(65)
These alphabetical literature quizzes are great, Kestrana! Thank you so much for doing them!
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Dec 17, 2016
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Thanks very much, and to QM for editing.
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Jan 13, 2017
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A minor typo in Fahrenheit (you are missing the h).
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Dec 17, 2016
Fixed
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Dec 17, 2016
(66)
Cruised cheerfully through these until the last question... however, I have learned a new word today.
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Feb 13, 2017
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I learned two new things today - Beckett and the last one.
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Feb 13, 2017
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I wish some non-Europeans would write something one day!
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Feb 13, 2017
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Do you have a suggestion for a B related answer that would not be considered obscure by a majority American/European audience?
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Feb 15, 2017
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I appreciate the practical aspects of your concern, but really, if anyone isn't familiar with Borges and Basho (for example), that's their problem. The works of Mariama Ba and Mongo Beti are surely more important to world literature than the Bridges of Madison County. The Latin American Boom features, I think most would say, a more impressive list of accomplishments than the Beat Generation. There's Toni Morrison's Beloved (while American, she'd be the only non-White person on the current list); Farid ud-din Attar's The Conference of the Birds; Keri Hulme's The Bone People; Pramoedya Ananta Toer's Buru Quartet...
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Feb 15, 2017
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Stan and Jan Berenstain! :-D
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Feb 16, 2017
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The only non-European answers for this quiz that wouldn't be very obscure for the majority of the quiz-takers are, in my opinion, Ibn Battuta (medieval Arab traveller, author of the "Travels") and "Bhagavad Gita" (part of the Hindu epic "Mahabharata")
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Feb 21, 2017
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Great quiz, but the Lord Byron prompt is tricky. "Sexually Adventurous" is not the first thing I think of. Dying in Greece as a freedom fighter at the age of 36? Yeah, I remember that!
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Feb 14, 2017
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True, but the poem title is clue enough.
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Apr 13, 2017
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Is there some controversy over the Grendel poem or am I just misinterpreting the wording of the question?
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Apr 13, 2017
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Should't it be Mrs. Lestrange? Bellatrix is married.
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May 27, 2017
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