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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

May 21, 2010

>Children’s: What popular title character did E.B. White dream up while doing a little snoozing on a train?

Classics: What war story did Ernest Hemingway refer to as his “Romeo and Juliet novel”?

Non-Fiction: Whose doomed relationship to poet Ted Hughes does Diane Middlebrook delve into, in a book titled Her Husband?

Book Club: What Ian McEwan tale features four orphaned kids who hide their mum’s corpse in the cellar?

Authors: What Bellevue intern, forced to leave medicine when stricken with tuberculosis, wrote the award-winning novel The Moviegoer?

Book Bag: What Cimmerian warrior first appeared in print during the 1930s, on the pages of Weird Tale magazine?

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  1. May 21, 2010 3:59 pm

    >Sylvia Plath and Walker Percy. As for the book club one….EW? I'm not sure I want to know.

  2. May 21, 2010 4:28 pm

    >Children's: Stuart LittleClassics: A Farewell to ArmsNon-Fiction: Sylvia PlathBook Club: I can't think of the name of this one, but it's an old one — maybe from the 70s? And it was made into a movie, which I saw part of. Something about cement…Okay, I'm going to look it up now because it's driving me crazyAuthors: Walker Percy — but you probably already knew I'd get that one!Book Bag: ??

  3. May 21, 2010 4:59 pm

    >These are both guesses:Childrens: Charlotte (probably wrong)Classics: In Love and WarAnd that Book Club question is crazy! I'm going to have to check that story out.

  4. May 21, 2010 5:06 pm

    >Stuart LittleIt's not _The Sun Also Rises_…c'mon….probably _A Farewell to Arms_Sylvia Plath???

  5. May 21, 2010 6:19 pm

    >Children's: Stuart LittleClassics: For Whom the Bell Tolls (guessing here)Non-Fiction: Sylvia PlathBook Club: The Cement GardenI did pretty good on this one!

  6. May 21, 2010 8:19 pm

    >I couldn't even get the children's one on this one. I do love E.B. White, though!!!

  7. May 22, 2010 4:09 am

    >The last is Conan the Barbarian, whose stories were chronicled by Robert E. Howard. Howard also killed himself at age 30, though he does not seem to have become a Tragic Figure like Sylvia Plath.

  8. May 24, 2010 1:50 pm

    >Children's: Stuart LittleClassics: A Farewell to ArmsNon-Fiction: Sylvia PlathBook Club: The Cement GardenAuthors: Walker PercyBook Bag: Conan the BarbarianCollectively, again, we got them all. I thought "Cimmerian" was a good clue for the Conan question. And yes Harriet, I did expect you to get the Walker Percy one!

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