Friday, July 3, 2009

Weekly Geeks: Trivia answers

1) How many books did P G Wodehouse write? How many of those are Jeeves books?

96 books. Jeeves canon consists of 35 short stories and 11 novels

2) What is Ayn Rand's philosophy known as?


3) What does Bel Canto mean?

Beautiful singing

4) What is Manga? Do you recommend any to me?

"Manga" as a term used outside Japan refers specifically to comics originally published in Japan

5) Who wrote the Hardy Boy Series?

The Hardy Boys, Frank and Joe Hardy, are fictional teenage brothers and amateur detectives who appear in various mystery series for children and teens. The characters were created by Edward Stratemeyer, the founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book-packaging firm, and the books have been written by many different ghostwriters over the years. The books are published under the collective pseudonym Franklin W. Dixon

6) Who is best known for Stream of Consciousness works?

There are many but we best know James Joyce and Virginia Woolf

7) Pearl S Buck is best known for The Good Earth. Name any other novel by her.


8) Who first used blank verses in his poetry?

The first known use of blank verse in the English language was by Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey in his interpretation of the ├ćneid (c. 1554). Christopher Marlowe was the first English author to make full use of the potential of blank verse, and also established it as the dominant verse form for English drama in the age of Elizabeth I and James I. The major achievements in English blank verse were made by William Shakespeare, who wrote much of the content of his plays in unrhymed iambic pentameter, and Milton, whose Paradise Lost is written in blank verse.

9) What is magical Realism?

Magic realism, or magical realism, is an artistic genre in which magical elements or illogical scenarios appear in an otherwise realistic or even "normal" setting. It has been widely used in relation to literature, art, and film.

10) Tell me two lesser known facts about your favourite author.

Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1892) was an English Poet.
1) He eloped with Elizabeth Barret, who was five years senior to him and secretly married her 2) He was a playwright too.

How many of those you got right?


Nikki in Niagara said...

But don't forget Leslie McFarlane for #5

We Canadians are very proud of our Hardy Boys connection!

Jenny Girl said...

I love Nemirovsky's writing. Truly beautiful. Haven't read this one yet though.

The Reading Momster said...

Wow! maybe the last answer HAHA!