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Literature by Letter - T

Identify these literary things that start with the letter T .
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Opposite of comedy
He created Hobbits, the One Ring, and Gandalf
His works include "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina"
City that was defeated in the "The Iliad"
Shakespearean comedy written as entertainment for the last day of the Christmas season
Seven volume Proust novel about memory
In Search of Lost Time
Transcendental essayist and proponent of "Civil Disobedience"
A set of three connected works, such as "The Hunger Games"
Welsh poet who wrote "Do not go gentle into that good night"
This "gonzo" journalist wrote the "Hells Angels" and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
This disabled child said "God bless us every one"
Poet who wrote "Charge of the Light Brigade"
One of America's most prolific authors, he created Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
" A Streetcar Named Desire" playwright
Tennessee Williams
John le Carré novel about a mole in British intelligence
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Queen of the Fairies in "A Midsummer Night's Dream". (Also the largest moon of Uranus)
HMS Bounty sailors fell in love with this island in the South Pacific
Sport prominently featured in David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest"
Long book with a long title from the 1700s:
The Life and Opinions of ________ Shandy, Gentleman
John Donne line: "Do not ask for whom the bell ____"
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(60)
Never even heard of Henry David Thoreau. Looks like i'm in a minority there.
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Dec 23, 2016
(58)
The only "sport" I could think of beginning with T was tiddlywinks!
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Dec 24, 2016
(59)
"Send not to ask for whom the bell tolls".
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Jun 12, 2017
(69)
Couldn't think of Hunter... only his comic book equivalent Spider Jerusalem.
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Jul 16, 2017
(59)
While I appreciate this series of quizzes, I always wish non-European/North American literature was represented. This one could have Tanizaki Junichiro; Rabindranath Tagore; Amos Tutuola; Things Fall Apart; Luo Guanzhong's Romance of the Three Kingdoms; The Thousand and One Nights; The Temple of the Golden Pavilion; Noli Me Tangere... If White people don't know these, well, they might learn something. Quizzes on this site teach things and pique people's interest all the time.
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Jul 16, 2017
(65)
And let's not forget the greatest Chinese poet, Tu Fu.
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Jul 16, 2017
(59)
The only problem with him (for this quiz) is if you use pinyin: then he's Du Fu. But yeah, he'd work too.
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Jul 16, 2017
(66)
And nothing is stopping you from creating one. Looks like you're about halfway there.
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Jul 17, 2017
(59)
My point is that all things that make the implicit claim to be global ought in fact to be.
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Jul 17, 2017
(57)
The point is to quiz people on matters that are fairly well-known among the target audience. Most of this site's visitors are from North America and Europe, so most of the literature they know is, too. But you know all that--your point isn't about how to make this more fun for the rest of us, but how to push your ideology everywhere you go.You want to force "white people" to "learn something," to make them treat the things you value as if their value was universally-acknowledged, and to tear down the Dead White Men. This propagandizing is unsubtle, unappealing, and ineffective, so please stop, here and elsewhere.
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Jul 17, 2017
(59)
Congratulations on the last U.S. election. I can see you feel increasingly empowered.
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Jul 17, 2017
(43)
Struggled with the Proust question - when I read a translation years ago it was called "A Remembrance of Things Past"
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Jul 16, 2017
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I just struggle with Proust.
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Jul 16, 2017
(57)
:-)
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Jul 16, 2017
(47)
'Remembrance of things past' is a phrase from sonnet 30. In search of lost time is a more literal translation. There's a decent quiz to be written about works of literature with Shakespeare quotes as titles.
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Jul 16, 2017
(57)
I'm glad I got the Tristram Shandy answer - I knew it from having driven past Shandy Hall at Coxwold :)
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Jul 16, 2017
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Nice quiz, but why the question about HMS Bounty? This should be in a history quiz, no?
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Jul 16, 2017
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I was wondering the same thing.
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Jul 17, 2017
(66)
I reckon it's about the book, Mutiny on the Bounty.
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Jul 17, 2017
(28)
John Donne never said "Ask not for whom the bell tolls" The line is "and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls"
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Jul 16, 2017
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