GRE Subject Test: Literature in English : Contexts of World Prose

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Example Question #71 : Contexts Of World Prose

Which title is also by the author of The Gulag Archipelago?

Possible Answers:

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Little Town Where Time Stood Still

The Death of Mr. Baltisberger

Harlequin’s Millions

Too Loud a Solitude

Correct answer:

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Explanation:

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962) is also by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The other titles are all by Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal. Too Loud a Solitude was published in 1976. Harlequin’s Millions was published in 2014. The Death of Mr. Baltisberger was published in 1975. Little Town Where Time Stood Still was published in 1989.

Example Question #72 : Contexts Of World Prose

Who is the author of The Street of Crocodiles?

Possible Answers:

Bruno Schulz

Milorad Pavić

Günter Grass

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

Fernando Pessoa

Correct answer:

Bruno Schulz

Explanation:

This is the title of a short story as well as the collection in which it is found (alternately titled Cinnamon Shops). It is by the Jewish author Bruno Schulz (1892-1942). The Street of Crocodiles was published in 1934.

Günter Grass wrote The Flounder (1977). Ludmilla Petrushevskaya wrote There once lived a girl who seduced her sister's husband, and he hanged himself : love stories (2013). Milorad Pavić wrote Landscape Painted with Tea (1988). Fernando Pessoa wrote The Book of Disquiet (1982).

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