Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tuesday Trivia

  1. Which of these authors was sentenced to ridicule in the town’s public stocks as a punishment for libel?

  2. The epitaph "Under the wide and starry sky, dig the grave and let me lie" belongs to whom?

  3. What is Stephen King’s middle name?

  4. What is a “Lake Poet”?

  5. Who said that Robert Browning, “has plenty of music in him, but he cannot get it out”?

Which author stood trial in Mexico in 1951 for shooting his wife?

William S. Burroughs stood trial in Mexico in the early 1950's for shooting his wife during a drunken party game. He spent 13 days and was charged with culpable homicide.

Which author was constantly in trouble at school — for an atheistic pamphlet at Oxford and for stabbing a fellow student at Eton.


Which author was reprimanded for killing an actor in a bar brawl with a branding on his thumb?

Ben Jonson was released after pleading 'benefit of clergy' and excused for his crime. As a minor punishment he was made to forfeit of all his possessions and was branded on his thumb.

The epitaph “And alien tears will fill for him pity's long, unbroken urn” belongs to whom?

Oscar Wilde

James Ellroy, the author of 'L.A. Confidential,''American Tabloid,' etc., had a father who worked as an accountant for what Hollywood celebrity?

Rita Hayworth.

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