Literary Trivia, Part Four


Part Four

16. Which of the following is set primarily in Paris?
The Way I Found Her
The Way of a Pilgrim
The Way of All Flesh

The Way of the World
The Way We Live Now

17. The Way is a title often given to
the Kama Sutra
the Bhagavad Gita
the Tao Te Ching
the sayings of Confucius
the essays of Montaigne

18. Who is the author of Let’s Take the Long Way Home?
Erskine Caldwell
Gail Caldwell
Laura Caldwell
Taylor Caldwell
Amelia Earhart

19. The central characters in A Long Way Down meet when they
witness a traffic accident
attend a funeral
sit on a jury together
are arrested during a demonstration
are about to commit suicide

20. What is The Artist’s Way?
A biography of Vincent Van Gogh
A commonplace book
A study of Japanese wood block prints
A short story collection
A self-help manual

Answers appear at the bottom of the following page.

Answers to Part Three

11. Mary Ann knocks back three Irish coffees, consults her mood ring, and calls her mother in Cleveland to say she won’t be returning to her job at the fertilizer company.
12. We’re never told what it is. All we know for certain is that Spenser doesn’t like his first name, which is why no one calls him by it. Parker borrowed the spelling Spenser (as opposed to the more common Spencer) from the 16th-century author of The Faerie Queene.
13. Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Mrs. Malaprop graces Sheridan’s play The Rivals, uttering such gems as “He is the very pineapple of politeness.”
14. “To the tiger in the zoo, Madeline just said ‘Pooh-pooh.’ ”
15. Harper Lee. In a marvelous piece of literary symmetry, Lee appears as the tomboy Idabel in Capote’s Other Voices, Other Rooms. Capote in turn is immortalized as the odd neighbor child Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee’s only published book until Go Set a Watchman was released in 2015.

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