UGC NET English December 2018 Part-9

In which of his novels does Italo Calvino construct his narrative through a tarot pack of cards and re-interpret the Western canon providing new versions of Oedipus Rex, Faust, Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear?

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During the Raj, the British viewed their rule in terms of a thankless duty to uplift the downtrodden and inculcate order into Oriental minds. The mission to civilize the “ silent, sullen peoples” of the east was a burden imposed upon them by destiny. The last observation is a fairly obvious allusion to

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Early African-American texts like slave narratives were often described as told to narratives as their ‘authors’ dictated their experiences. The persons who noted down these experiences are

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I, Allan Sealy’s the Trotter-Nama traces the history of the Anglo-Indian community in a chronicle of seven generations of the Trotter family, told by the seventh Trotter. This narrator is

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Arnold Wesker is associated with “kitchen-sink drama”, a rather condescending title applied to the then new-wave realistic drama depicting the family lives of working-class characters on stage and in broadcast plays. Two of the following plays begin with one character doing the dishes in a kitchen sink. Identify the pair. (a) the Kitchen (b) chicken soup with barley (c) roots (d) menace The right combination according to the code is:

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Read the passage given below “Full many a lady I have eye’d with best regard: and many a time The harmony of their tongues hath into bondage Brought my too diligent ear; for several virtues Have I liked several women; never any With so full soul, but some defect in her Did quarrel with the noblest grace she ow’d, And put it to the foil. But you, O you, So perfect and so peerless , are created Of every creature’s best.” This passage admiring the perfect matching of inner and outward beauty of a woman is taken from

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which post-war British poet ends a poem with the line , “get stewed : books are aload of crap”?

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As a boy growing up in Squire Allworth’s estate, Tom gets one of the following characters into trouble. Identify the character.

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Which of the following poems is quoted as the epigraph to A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry?

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Herr God, Herr Lucifer Beware Beware Out of the ash I rise with my red hair And I eat men like air. Lines 4 and 5 in the above evoke:

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