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The Lit List

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  2. 2. 2* • W. B. Yeats wrote the introduction to this famous literary work. Yeats often described this as his personal best. Which work? 23
  3. 3. 3 • Whose quote – Outside a dog, books are man’s best friend. Inside a dog it is too dark 4
  4. 4. 4 • the wind of Mt. Fuji Ive brought on my fan! a gift from Edo - Basho 5
  5. 5. 5 • *X was also known as the convenor of "Monday Club”, a weekly gathering of likeminded people at the residence, where the members were free to express their irreverent opinions about the world at large. 6
  6. 6. 6 • At the height of his fame and success, while his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), was still on stage in London, Wilde sued the Marquess of Queensberry the father of, Lord Alfred Douglas, for libel. The trial unearthed evidence that caused Wilde to drop his charges and led to his own arrest. What was the charge against Oscar Wilde? 7
  7. 7. 7* • In England, we can still see glasses marked at ½ pint with a crown over it. This is because ½ pint was the unit of taxation . You may expect to find the next measure at ¼ pint. Which nursery rhyme celebrates these pints and their rise and falls as the taxation rules changes in England? 8
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  9. 9. 9 • The term was coined by Ludwig August von Rochau, a German writer and politician in the 19th century, following Klemens Metternichs lead in finding ways to balance the power of European empires. refers to politics or diplomacy based primarily on practical considerations, rather than ideological notions. The term is often used pejoratively to imply politics that are coercive, amoral, or Machiavellian 10
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  11. 11. 11 • *The life in the 1780s of Edinburgh city councillor Deacon William Brodie, master craftsman by day, burglar by night. Hanged till death on the gallows that he had commissioned. 12
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  13. 13. 13 • This famous author recently was involved in a tussle with Facebook over reclaiming his first name. Who? 14
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  15. 15. 15 • The singer and her mother have penned a book “A mother’s gift” that was made into a melodramatic TV series sharing the same name as one of her songs. Who is she? 16
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  17. 17. 17 • The semi-autobiographical novel describing the author’s escape from prison in Australia, living his life among the slum- dwellers and the mafia of Bombay. The book was slated to be adapted into a movie starring Johny Depp as the protagonist. Identify. 18
  18. 18. 18 • *Connect 19
  19. 19. 19 • *Her first cookbook Easy Exotic was awarded Best First Book at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards at Versailles. She also hosted two one-hour specials on South India and Spain for the British culinary tourism show Planet Food, broadcast on the Food Network in the U.S. and internationally on the Discovery Channels.Her second cookbook, Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet, was released October 2, 2007 • 20
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  21. 21. 21 • Which city lists Scrooge McDuck in the list of its famous citizens? 22
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  24. 24. 24. Which Hindi movie is an adaptation of the Russian short story- White Nights 25
  25. 25. 25. The best-selling author of memoir of Geisha. Holds a degree in Japanese art from Harvard and a M.A. in Japanese history from Columbia. He has worked extensively in Tokyo and spent a summer in Peking University, China 26
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