Literature by Letter - T

Identify these literary things that start with the letter T .
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Last updated: December 23, 2016
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Opposite of comedy
Tragedy
He created Hobbits, the One Ring, and Gandalf
J.R.R. Tolkien
His works include "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina"
Leo Tolstoy
City that was defeated in the "The Iliad"
Troy
Shakespearean comedy written as entertainment for the last day
of the Christmas season
Twelfth Night
Seven volume Proust novel about memory
In Search of Lost Time
Transcendental essayist and proponent of "Civil Disobedience"
Henry David Thoreau
A set of three connected works, such as "The Hunger Games"
Trilogy
Welsh poet who wrote "Do not go gentle into that good night"
Dylan Thomas
This "gonzo" journalist wrote the "Hells Angels" and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
Hunter S. Thompson
This disabled child said "God bless us every one"
Tiny Tim
Poet who wrote "Charge of the Light Brigade"
Alfred Lord Tennyson
One of America's most prolific authors, he created Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain
" 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)
Titania
HMS Bounty sailors fell in love with this island in the South Pacific
Tahiti
Sport prominently featured in David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest"
Tennis
Long book with a long title from the 1700s:
The Life and Opinions of ________ Shandy, Gentleman
Tristram
John Donne line: "Do not ask for whom the bell ____"
Tolls
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Level 69
Dec 23, 2016
Never even heard of Henry David Thoreau. Looks like i'm in a minority there.
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Level 78
Jul 27, 2017
He wrote "On Walden Pond". He was one of the American transcendentalists.
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Level 73
Dec 24, 2016
The only "sport" I could think of beginning with T was tiddlywinks!
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Level 67
Apr 8, 2019
Tag here haha
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Level 71
Jun 12, 2017
"Send not to ask for whom the bell tolls".
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Level 60
Aug 11, 2017
Nice catch, Anzi.
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Level 81
Jul 16, 2017
Couldn't think of Hunter... only his comic book equivalent Spider Jerusalem.
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Level 71
Jul 16, 2017
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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Level 71
Jul 16, 2017
And let's not forget the greatest Chinese poet, Tu Fu.
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Level 71
Jul 16, 2017
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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Level 52
Oct 20, 2018
and his brother, To Fu
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Level 84
Jul 17, 2017
And nothing is stopping you from creating one. Looks like you're about halfway there.
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Level 71
Jul 17, 2017
My point is that all things that make the implicit claim to be global ought in fact to be.
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Level 69
Jul 17, 2017
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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Level 71
Jul 17, 2017
Congratulations on the last U.S. election. I can see you feel increasingly empowered.
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Level 61
Jan 10, 2018
I'm from Europe and I've never heard of most of these. And in my opinion, your comment is quite contradictory - you critisize "pushing one's ideology everywhere" and "forcing others to treat the things one values as if their value was universally acknowledged." But that's exactly what you're doing by "forcing" American-centred (I'm guessing you're American) answers to everyone on a quiz that could easily be more global...
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Level 67
Apr 8, 2019
Maybe i shouldnt get mixed up in this. But here are some of my thoughts. I am fór diversity, but also it needs to remain (mainly) globally recognisable. There might be gems out there that doesnt make thelist (from whichever country) but this isnt about good books but wellknown ones. Though I agree it never hurts to slip one or two lesser known ones that are awesome works in the mix. Just to get some people to discover them.

but you shouldnt add books just because they are, or are not from a certain country. Either is the wrong mindset. Im from europe, but I dont know these works because im from europe but because im on the internet (and once in a while tv) hardly any of the works i know are through western education. I dont think asian people have heard less about these than me.

thereis is the point ofcourse that i mainly read in my own language and english. So if good asian books are not or hardly translated there isnt going to be much global exposure

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Level 59
Jul 16, 2017
Struggled with the Proust question - when I read a translation years ago it was called "A Remembrance of Things Past"
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Level 71
Jul 16, 2017
I just struggle with Proust.
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Level 61
Jul 16, 2017
:-)
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Level 73
Jul 16, 2017
'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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Level 64
Jul 16, 2017
I'm glad I got the Tristram Shandy answer - I knew it from having driven past Shandy Hall at Coxwold :)
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Level 62
Jul 16, 2017
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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Level 74
Dec 10, 2018
"Ask not..." is at least the normal misquotation, which is therefore more defensible (while still wrong) than the wording given, "Do not ask..."
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Level 75
Jul 29, 2020
What has the HMS Bounty question got to do with literature? I guess there's a famous book or poem that I don't know about...