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Why would one of Germany's leading publishers publish a novel by Jewish writer Stefan Zweig in 1939?

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What is a Daniel?

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Did T.S. Eliot really plagiarize in "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"?

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Why is Dante's Magnum Opus Called a 'Divine Comedy'?

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What does "Bool-var" mean in "In the Midst of Alarms"?

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Would "most unkindest" have been considered poor grammar in Shakespeare's time?

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Searching for a sci-fi short story: three robots sent as ambassadors to prevent an interplanetary war

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Why is a "cucumber sandwich" specifically used as what English faith has "only just enough teeth to get through"?

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Why does the murderer call Macduff's son "egg"?

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Why was Fontane's copy of Thackeray's Vanity Fair confiscated by English customs?

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Why does "it always turn out to be the King of Sweden"

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Does the Epic of Gilgamesh have a continuous cultural history?

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Why are there three different versions of the "solid/sullied/sallied flesh" line in Hamlet?

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Do the Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh really contain the same rare proverb about the strength of a triple-stranded rope?

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What are the "torch dance" and "garter dance", in 19th-century Germany?

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What is an epic and why is there “only one epic in English Language so far”?

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Is the original manuscript of Don Quixote extant?

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"There are three sorts of people: those who are alive, those who are dead, and those who are at sea." Did Aristotle really say this?

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What is the "a-" prefix in "a-flying" and "a-getting" in Herrick's "To the Virgins"?

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How to read "truths in Nietzsche’s sense of the word"

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Why is London 'the town which Brutus sought by dreams'?

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Is there really a bawdy pun at the conclusion of Romeo and Juliet?

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Is there an equivalent to Orientalism in Eastern scholarship of the West?

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Why is "close reading" necessary?

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If I find a book by Nietzsche, how do I know if it's Friedrich's original work, and not work that was edited by his nazi sister, Elisabeth?

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Are there earlier incidences than Merchant of Venice of an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other?

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How many of Shakespeare's words in his plays were new?

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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

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What does "Printed for..." mean?

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Why do the witches in Macbeth rarely speak in iambic pentameter?

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