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For questions about the works of John Steinbeck and his life as a writer.
For questions about Les Miserables, a novel by Victor Hugo. Use in conjunction with [victor-hugo].
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, …
For questions about the works of Isaac Asimov and his life as a writer.
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…
For questions about Anna Karenina, the novel by Leo Tolstoy. Use in conjunction with the [leo-tolstoy] and [russian-literature] tags.
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 about works of literature originally written in Sumerian, a language from ancient Mesopotamia.
Questions related to Jane Austen's 1817 novel "Persuasion". Use this tag with the [jane-austen] tag.
Questions about the German writer and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832) and his works. He achieved early fame with his epistolary novel 'Die Leiden des jungen Werthers' ('The Sorrows …
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…
For questions about the life and works of Rumi, the 13th-century Muslim poet.
For questions about the Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia (c. 2100 BC) which is one of the oldest surviving works of literature in the world.
Questions asking for general, open-ended, interpretation of a text. Use this tag if you want answers that address all and any aspects of the text: its meaning, atmosphere, style, images, structure, re…
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…
Questions about biographies, i.e. publications that provide a detailed description of a person's life.
Questions about the American novelist and short-story writer Sinclair Lewis (1885 – 1951) and his works. Lewis wrote novels such as 'Babbitt' (1922), 'Arrowsmith' (1925), 'Elmer Gantry' (1927) and 'It…
For questions about the set of legends about King Arthur. Various sources for this legend include the Mabinogion, Le Morte d'Arthur, the Brut, Historia Regum Britanniae, and others.
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 the Italian poet Dante Alighieri (c. 1265 – 1321) and his works. In addition to the 'Divine Comedy', Dante also wrote 'La Vita Nuova' ("The New Life"), the Latin treatise 'De vulgari e…
Federico García Lorca (1898–1936), Spanish poet and playwright.
Questions about the novel 'Le Comte de Monte-Cristo' (1844, 'The Count of Monte Cristo') by the French author Alexandre Dumas (père). Use this tag with the tags [alexandre-dumas-pere] and [french-lite…
Questions related to race, including both racism and its condemnation.
For questions regarding fictional languages within a book, such as Elvish from The Lord of the Rings.
For questions about the US author Brandon Sanderson or about any of his literary works - most of which fall under the umbrella of his Cosmere universe, although he is perhaps best known for completing…
For questions about Hercule Poirot, a fictional Belgian detective created by Agatha Christie. Use in conjunction with [agatha-christie].
Questions about the works of the American poet, essayist and journalist Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) and his life as a writer. He is best known for this poetry collection 'Leaves of Grass'.
For questions regarding the works of J.D. Salinger, the American author most known for his short stories and his best-selling novel, Catcher in the Rye.
For questions about the works of Lewis Carroll, such as Alice in Wonderland, and his life as a writer.
for questions about possible and confirmed plagiarism in works of literature.
Questions related to the English writer Evelyn Waugh (1903 – 1966) and his work.
For questions about traditional fairy tales and their effects on literary works.
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…
For questions regarding the life and works of the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov.