CLEP Humanities : Analyzing the Content of Twentieth-Century Nonfiction and Philosophy

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Example Question #1 : Nonfiction And Philosophy

The author of the series of stories about the siblings of the Glass family was __________.

Possible Answers:

William Faulkner

John Updike

Philip Roth

J.D. Salinger

Ernest Hemingway

Correct answer:

J.D. Salinger


The first Glass family story was "A Perfect Day for Bananafish," originally published in The New Yorker in 1948, which detailed the eldest sibling Seymour's suicide. J.D. Salinger subsequently wrote many more stories about the entire group of siblings in the Glass family. The stories appear in his collections Nine Stories, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction, and Franny and Zooey.

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