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Questions about the works of the Algerian-born French philosopher and author Albert Camus (1913 – 1960) or his life as a writer. He is best known for his works 'The Stranger', 'The Rebel' and others. …
For questions about nursery rhymes, traditional poems or songs for children.
For questions about Gulliver's Travels, the satirical novel by Jonathon Swift. Use this tag with the [Jonathan-Swift] tag.
Questions about the Anglo-Irish author Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) and his literary works.
For questions about the concept of authorial intent. Please do not use this tag for questions about authors' intentions as they relate to a specific passage of text.
Questions about James Joyce's final novel Finnegans Wake (1939). Use with the [james-joyce] tag.
A play by William Shakespeare, focusing on the Jew Shylock. Use this tag with the [william-shakespeare] tag.
For questions regarding Romeo and Juliet, a play written by William Shakespeare. Use together with the [william-shakespeare] tag.
Questions related to the 1895 play The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. Use this tag with the [oscar-wilde] tag.
For general questions about plays and theatrical performances as works of literature. If your question is about a specific play, use the title and author tags instead.
Natsume Sōseki (1867-1916) was a Japanese author, who wrote novels such as "I Am a Cat", "Botchan", and "Kokoro". Use this tag for questions about him and his works, along with the work tag when appli…
From questions about "I Am a Cat" (吾輩は猫である), a collection of episodes from the life of a cat in early 20th century Japan, written by Natsume Sōseki. Use with the [natsume-soseki] and [japanese-literat…
For questions regarding the life and works of the playwright George Bernard Shaw.
For questions regarding the life and works of Canadian singer, songwriter, and author Leonard Cohen. Use with [lyrics] or [poetry] tags when necessary.
For questions about the novel, or the way it relates to its adaptations. Use with the [neil-gaiman] tag.
For questions regarding the "Wheel of Time" book series, mostly written by Robert Jordan and finished by Brandon Sanderson after Jordan's death. It consists of 14 books and a prequel, along with extra…
Questions related to Elif Şafak's novel The Forty Rules of Love. Use this tag with the [elif-shafak] tag.
Questions about the extent to which works of literature accurately depict historical events, figures, customs, ideas, etcetera.
Questions about the American novelist and academic Toni Morrison (born 1931) and her works. Morrison's novels include The Bluest Eye (1970), Song of Solomon (1977) and Beloved (1987).
For questions about the works of Isaac Asimov and his life as a writer.
Questions about themes of one or more works of literature, i.e. central ideas that unify a literary work.
For questions either about the author William Faulkner or about any of his literary works.
Questions related to the English writer Aldous Huxley (1894 – 1963) and his work, which includes novels such as Brave New World and Eyeless in Gaza, non-fiction works such as The Doors of Perception, …
Questions about the works of French poet, novelist and dramatist Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885) and his life as a writer. Use this tag with [french-literature].
For trope in the movie sense and their origins: universally defined images with deeper implications than their linguistic meanings. Not for the rhetoric figure.
Questions about the works of Dan Brown (e.g. Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code and Inferno) or his life as a writer.
Questions about the English Romantic poet William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) and his works. In addition to his own work, e.g. Poems, in Two Volumes (1807) and The Prelude (1850), he wrote the influentia…
Questions about the relation between works of literature and a specific cultural context. Cultural context does not necessarily refer to the context in which the work originated; it can also refer to …
Questions about the works of the French author Alexandre Dumas (1802 – 1870) and his life as a writer. The author is often referred to as "Alexandre Dumas père" ("père" meaning "father") in order to d…
Questions related to Jane Austen's 1817 novel "Persuasion". Use this tag with the [jane-austen] tag.
Questions related to race, including both racism and its condemnation.
Questions about the cycle of novels and short stories by Ursula K. Le Guin that are set in the "Earthsea" universe. These include the novels 'A Wizard of Earthsea' (1968), 'The Tombs of Atuan' (1971),…
Questions about Shakespeare's play 'The Tempest', probably written in 1610–1611. In addition to being the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone, the play is also notable for being the only Shakespear…
Questions related to the English writer, poet, philosopher and dramatist Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 – 1936) and his work. His works include The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904), The Man Who Was Thu…