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Questions about the works of the German writer and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) or his life as a writer. Questions about his works should be tagged with [german-language].
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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…
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Questions about the works of the Ukrainian poet, novelist, essayist and translator Serhiy Zhadan (born 1974) or his life as a writer. Use with the tag [ukrainian-literature].
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For questions regarding the works of Ray Bradbury, the American science-fiction author of Fahrenheit 451, Dandelion Wine, The Martian Chronicles, and Something Wicked This Way Comes.
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For questions about the novel "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Not to be used for questions about any non-literary (e.g. screen) adaptations except as they relate to literature. Use in con…
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Questions about the Anglo-Irish author Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) and his literary works.
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For questions about the novel Moby Dick, by Herman Melville. Use this tag with the [herman-melville] tag.
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For questions about Herman Melville and his works, most notably Moby Dick.
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For questions regarding The Canterbury Tales, a collection of 24 stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer. Use with the [geoffrey-chaucer] tag. If asking about a section written in verse,…
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Questions about works of literature that were originally written in Hindi. Hindi is one of the official languages of India.
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Questions about the works of Edgar Wallace (1875–1932), British writer of thrillers and adventure stories, best known for his film script for "King Kong" (1933).
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Questions about 'The Just Men of Cordova' (1917), a novel by Edgar Wallace. Use this tag with the [edgar-wallace] tag.
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The "Dr. Thorndyke" series of detective stories and novels by R. Austin Freeman, from "The Red Thumb-Mark" (1907) to "The Jacob Street Mystery" (1942). Use this tag with the [r-austin-freeman] tag.
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For questions about the 1964 Soviet science fiction novel, set in the Noon universe, as well as its adaptations. Use with the [strugatsky-brothers] tag and the [russian-literature] tag.
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Questions about the works of the English romantic poet and literary critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834) and his life as a writer. He is best known for the poems 'The Rime of the Ancient Marin…
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For questions about Catch 22, the novel by Joseph Heller. Use in conjunction with [joseph-heller].
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For questions about the works of Joseph Heller (1923-1999) or his life as a writer. He is best known for the satire 'Catch-22', the origin of the term for a contradictory choice.
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for questions about the series of 22 novels by the late Brian Jacques set in the world of Redwall. Note that this tag does NOT refer specifically either to the location Redwall or to the …
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Questions about the works of Brian Jacques (1939-2011), the author of the Redwall series, or his life as a writer.
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Questions about works of literature originally written in Akkadian, an extinct Semitic language from ancient Mesopotamia.
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Questions pertaining to the various definitions of literature.
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Questions about the novel 'Voroshilovgrad' (2011) by the Ukrainian author Serhiy Zhadan. The novel's title is the Soviet name for Luhansk. Use with the tags [serhiy-zhadan] and [ukrainian-literature].
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For questions about the novel Jude The Obscure (1895) by Thomas Hardy. Use together with the [thomas-hardy] tag.
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Questions related to the American author Ursula K. Le Guin (1929 – 2018) and her work. Her work includes the science fiction novels 'The Left Hand of Darkness' (1969) and 'The Dispossessed' (1974), an…
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Questions about a motif, i.e. a recurring element, such as a specific phrase or formulation, a character type, a type of incident or a device, which, through repetition, may contribute to a specific l…
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For questions about The Neverending Story (Die unendliche Geschichte), a 1979 fantasy novel by Michael Ende originally written in German. Use with the [michael-ende] and [german-language] tags.
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For questions about the play 'The Winter's Tale' by William Shakespeare. Use this tag with the [william-shakespeare] tag.
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For questions regarding Romeo and Juliet, a play written by William Shakespeare. Use together with the [william-shakespeare] tag.
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Questions about the collection of short stories 'Reginald' by Saki, published in 1904. Use this tag with the tag [saki].
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Questions about the life or works of Rumi (1207-1273), a Persian Muslim poet. Questions about his short poems should be tagged with [poetry]. Questions about his works should be also tagged with [pers…
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For questions about nursery rhymes, traditional poems or songs for children.
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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, …
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Questions about the author George R. R. Martin and his works, the most famous of which are the novels in the fantasy series 'A Song of Ice and Fire'.
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Questions about the works of John Steinbeck (1902 – 1968) or his life as a writer. Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962.
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For questions about the chronology of the events in a story.
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For trope in the movie sense and their origins: universally defined images with deeper implications than their linguistic meanings. Not for the rhetoric figure.
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