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Is there a name for books in which the narrator isn't the protagonist but someone who know them well?

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What was the intended audience of "Absent, Or Not Absent" by Tsering Woeser?

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What are the satellites in R. S. Thomas's poem "Here"?

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Children's book with pictures of paper cutouts

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Meaning of a stanza in Byron's Don Juan

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What’s that book reimagining the whole Helen of Troy story?

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Who is the "Sir Oracle" being referenced in "Dracula"?

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Book (maybe first in series) about a teenage assassin who's seeking revenge for his parents

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What does 'bean honey' refer to, in Dorothy L. Sayers' 1928 story

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What are the "old euphemisms" in The Great Gatsby?

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In "Romeo and Juliet", why is Juliet the "sun"?

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Emily Jane Pfeiffer’s “To the Blind Architect of the City of Life”

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Meaning of "A phantasy which sometimes seizes warriors, unless they are game as bull-dogs and fox-terriers" in Byron's "Don Juan"

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In R. S. Thomas' poem "Careers", why is the word "memory" hyphenated across lines?

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Trying to find African American lit story

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Looking for children's book with gimmicky pages from the '70s

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English translation of a quatrain from the "Rubaiyat" of Omar Khayyam

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In Elizabeth Hand's novel "Waking the Moon", how does this character get resurrected from death?

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What was the clue that let Carla find the missing papers in The Poet's House?

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Why is Antonio the changeling?

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The Netherlands vs Belgium in Elsschot's Cheese

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Why is Laarmans so specific about the address of his representative in Bruges?

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What's the distinction between a narrative and an essay?

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Which saying or proverb is Stendhal referring to in this passage from "Le rouge et le noir"?

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What does "crammle aboon the grees" mean?

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Benvenuto Cellini and Pantasilea

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Goosebumps-esque story about a group of kids visiting an alternate black and white world

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Why doesn't Brunetti eat pasta?

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Looking for an Aliens novel (not graphic) in which Newt and Hicks (an android) are dating

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What is the poetic technique used in "I know why the caged bird sings"?

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Where in "À la recherche du temps perdu" does the main character indicate that he would be named after the author?

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Looking for a book where a young girl finds and hides a baby dragon, and the girl's guardian is possessed by a henchman

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Is the hook of Marethyu meant to evoke a scythe?

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Why does Eric claim his visit to the Sierra Madre Occidental is personal?

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Why does Eric's talking to Em about his grandfather lead to a tense situation?

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Quote identification: Schindler war ein kleiner Rabe

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Which version of William Blake's "Jerusalem" did John Reith recite to celebrate the end of the General Strike?

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Quote identification: Alles, was man lernen kann, lohnt sich nicht, gelernt zu werden

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How to understand Doña Vera's decision to flee Austria for Mexico?

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Did James Joyce's writing style influence Ernest Hemingway?

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Meaning of Hesiod's line "reproaching the sons whom he himself begot..."

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Symbolism of locks and keys in blues

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What does Smash Mouth mean when he writes "fed to the rules" in All-Star?

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Can infantry be the same as marines in 1809?

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How is it possible for the Guardians to reach Meov?

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What does "I struggled with some demons, they were middle class and tame" have to do with the rest of the verse?

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Why did Everworld end so abruptly?

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Are keteks based on some form of real-life poetry?


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