GRE Subject Test: Literature in English : Literary Analysis of American Prose

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Example Question #1 : Literary Analysis Of American Prose

All of the following novels are set during World War II, EXCEPT __________.

Possible Answers:

Joseph Heller's Catch-22

Normal Mailer's The Naked and the Dead

Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five

Ford Maddox Ford's The Good Soldier

Correct answer:

Ford Maddox Ford's The Good Soldier

Explanation:

Ford Maddox Ford (1873–1939) belongs to an earlier generation of writers, and did not live to see the outbreak of World War II. The Good Soldier was written during—and is set against the backdrop of—World War I.

The other titles are all iconic World War II novels that in different ways portray the dehumanizing effects of war.

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