AD's English Literature : A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Notes 5 (1890 - 1950)

Monday, March 26, 2012

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Notes 5 (1890 - 1950)

A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers
a. Maurice, a novel by E M Forster deals with the theme of Homosexuality.
b. Mrs. Ramsay (a character) appears in Virginia Woolf’s novel To The Light House.
c.  Joseph Conrad was of Polish origin.
d. Virginia Woolf belonged to a group of eminent literary figures, which was known as Bloomsbury group.
e. Thought Hopkins belongs to the Victorian Age, he is modern in matters of Technique.
f. Importance of Being Earnest (1895), a comedy written by Oscar Wilde.
g. Lake poets: belonging to Lake district.
    h.Irish dramatist W B Yeats wrote The countess Cathleen .
    i. W B Yeats was inspired to study of Indian the Indian philosophy  by a Brahmin named Mohim Chatterjee.
     j. W B Yeats was instrumental in developing Irish National Theatre.
     k. W B Yeats was awarded Nobel prize in the year 1923.
     l. W B Yeats wife is  Diana Vernon.
  m. T S Eliot came in close contact of another literary figure who influenced him very much:  Ezra Pound.
    n. The Epigraph on the love song of J Alfred Prufrock from the book – Divine Comedy.
o. Auden was the leading figure of the group New Country poets.
p. W H Auden and Christopher Isherwood produced The Dog Beneath the Skin in collaboration in 1935.
q. George Bernard Shaw as the outstanding figure in the theater 1890-1920. He was the father of the theater of ideas in England seriously preaching his sermons on social vices, yet no gave more to the drama of his time in the way of wit, fun and humour.
r. John Drinkwater and Clifford Box are the two writers of historical drama.
s.The phrase ‘Stream of Consciousness’ was first used by William James in his Principle of Psychology published in 1890.
t. Lawrence’s novels White Peacock, Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love lady Chatterley’s Lover reveal his theory of sex, love and life.
u. Eliot’s The Waste Land ends with the words “om Shantih, Shantih, Shantih”.
v.  Mrs Dallway by Virginia Woolf rarely the personality of a woman on the threshold of middle age.
w.In Man and Superman Bernard Shaw visualizes the ideal man.
x.Hardy’s novels are chiefly set against the background of Wessex district.
y. Maurice by E M Forster deals with the theme of homosexuality.
z. The Terns the theater of the Absurd was first used by Martin Esslin to describe the drama that was written at the II world war.

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