Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesday Trivia

  1. Which author sports a black eye in the dust jacket photo of his 1967 novel?
  2. Poet named Ernest Dowson wrote “To Cynara,” a work that contains a line which was used as the title of which world famous novel?
  3. Which famous author held the position of Governor General of Canada in 1935?
  4. The epitaph "Blest be the man that spares these stones, and curst be he that moves my bones," was written by whom?
  5. Which English Romantic poet was born with a clubfoot?
Last Week's Answers

The infamous phrase “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” featured in The Shining is also found in which work of Irish literature?

It is featured in Joyce’s The Dubliners, but the phrase actually originated as a proverb first recorded around 2400 B.C. by the Egyptian sage, Ptahhotep.

What do the initials stand for in the following author’s names: A.A. Milne, J.M. Barrie, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, D.H. Lawrence, H.G. Wells, J.D. Salinger

Alan Alexander Milne
James Matthew Barrie Clive Staples Lewis John Ronald Reuel Tolkien David Herbert Lawrence Herbert George Wells Jerome David Salinger

What child movie actress brought a libel suit against British author Graham Greene?

Shirley Temple brought a lawsuit against Greene after he wrote a review of one of her films accusing her of indecency.

From Here To Eternity
author James Jones' wife, Gloria, once worked in Hollywood as a stand-in for what actress?

Marilyn Monroe.

Which author kept a bear in his dorm room at Cambridge?

Lord Byron.

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