UGC NET English November 2017 Part-6

The translation of Geeta into English in 1784 called Bhagvit – Geeta marked, in William Jones’s opinion, an “event that made it possible for the first time to have a reliable impression of Indian Literature”. Who was the translator ?

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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is notorious for its many digressions across nine volumes and its failure to deliver a complete autobiography. In which volume does Tristram Shandy nally recount his birth ?

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Frederic Jameson associated postmodern culture with __________ capitalism.

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This Byron work revolves around a wife whose husband is presumed lost at sea and she takes a lover in his absence. Everybody behaves agreeably on the husband’s return. Byron’s technical skills in verse is in display here as the work counterpoints the colloquial and the formal. Identify the work :

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Miguel de Cervantes’s inimitable Don Quixote, foreshadows metactional moorings when the novelist, (a) says that the first chapters of the narrative are recreated from the Archive of La Mancha (b) says that it is a faithful rendering of a Catalan text in Spanish (c) says that part of it has been translated from the Arabic by the Moorish author Cide Hamete Benengeli (d) says that he is rewriting the history of a medieval knight altering the heroic vein with a farcical mode The right combination according to the code is :

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Who is the author of the poem, “Our Casuarina Tree” ?

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In this Jacobean play the Black King and his men, representing Spain and the Jesuits, are checkmated by the White Knight, Prince Charles. This political satire drew crowds to the Globe Theatre until the Spanish ambassador protested and James I suppressed the play. Identify the play :

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Early in Evelyn Waugh’s A Handful of Dust, while Tony and his young son, John Andrew, walk to the church, John tells his father a story he has heard from the stable manager, Ben about a mule “who had drunk his company’s rum ration” in the First World War and subsequently died. What is the mule named ?

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In his theory of Mimesis, Plato says that all art is mimetic by nature; art is an imitation of life. To argue his case he gives the example of a :

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The Oxford English Dictionary was published in twelve volumes with its current title in the year :

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