Shoeless Trivia: Female Writers

I probably deserve a scolding from Alison Bechdel for the number of men mentioned in these questions, but it is what it is.

  1. These Three is a 1936 film adaption of what Lillian Hellman play that keeps much of the original dialog while replacing the references to lesbianism with a hetrosexual love triangle?
  2. e e cummings doesn’t have nothing on Gloria Jean Watkins, the author of such books as Ain’t I a Woman?: black women and feminism and We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity. What is her better known pen name?
  3. According to a conceit in a section of Virginia Woolf’s essay A Room of One’s Own, William Shakespeare had a sister named what? To be clear, this sister is entirely fictional, not merely apocryphal.
  4. The still below is from an unusual screen adaption of what 1847 novel?femauth1
  5. Idabel Thompkins, the tomboyish friend of 13-year-old Joel Knox in Truman Capote’s novel Other Voices, Other Rooms, was inspired by Capote’s own childhood friendship with whom?
Answers

  1. The Children’s Hour
  2. bell hooks
  3. Judith
  4. Wuthering Heights
  5. Harper Lee

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