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Questions tagged [author-identification]

Requests to find the name of an author, based on biographical and/or literary data.

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What was the name of the African lady who Wayne Dyer brought to stage? Lady who had found god/compassion in prison

Wayne Dyer on his program asked an African lady to come up to stage. She was a prisoner by the rebels in one of She had a compelling story. She had found God while she was been captive by the rebels ...
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19th-century French “flash fiction” writer/journalist

I'm trying to find the name of a fin-de-siècle writer/feuilletoniste/journalist who wrote very short fiction pieces based on crime stories in the Paris newspapers. A collection of these was published ...
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Who is the 'Immortal Hale' in William Cowper's The Task?

I was reading Book III of William Cowper's The Task today. Lines 252-260: Such was thy wisdom, Newton, childlike sage, Sagacious reader of the works of God, And in his word sagacious. ...
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Who is the author of this contradictory poem starting “The night was dark and stormy”?

Does anyone know the name of or the author of the poem below? My grandfather used to say it all of the time and I would like to read it at his funeral. It's very silly and goes something like this: ...
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What is this children's short story about an expat English girl who wants to pick primroses on her birthday?

I remember reading as a child a fictional short story about the difficulties that an English girl had fitting in after moving to America. The children at her school make fun of her using words like "...
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Identification of an American short story about a horse that can't carry two train robbers

I apologize in advance if the details I'm about to provide are too poor or distorted by my memory. My father told me once of a short story which (if memory serves) is made up of the following plot: ...
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Academic who abandoned literary criticism and started writing novels?

A number of years ago, I read about an American academic who had been publishing about literary criticism and theory but then at some point (in the 1990s or the early 2000s) decided to move away from ...
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Allusion by Albert Camus to another author

In Camus's essay The Sea Close By there's a sentence: This life rebellious to forgetfulness, rebellious to memory, of which Stevenson speaks. (page 5 of Penguin Classics 2013). Can anyone tell ...
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Was Eleanor H. Porter related to Gene Stratton-Porter?

I am currently reading Gene Stratton-Porter's "A Girl of the Limberlost." It's the first time I've ever read anything by her. I have not read anything by Eleanor H. Porter, but have seen a "...
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Who are the authors in this facade?

Can someone tell me the authors on the Oscar Wilde restaurant in NYC?
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Who was the poet who said something like “Now only God knows (what I meant to say in that poem)”

I remember having an amazing teacher of literature who used to tell us about a symbolist poet (most probably British) who once said something like: "When I wrote this poem, only God and I knew what it ...
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Looking for an English-language poet whose name rhymes with Stowe and who lived in the time of Stevenson or earlier

My friend is composing a poem, and for a rhyme's sake she needs the name of an English-language poet whose name rhymes with Stowe and who lived in the times of R.L. Stevenson or earlier. I came up ...