his first novel after this line from The Unbearable Lightness of Being: “In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.” How many of the following quotation-titles can you identify?

"/> What Sound and Whose Fury? Test Your Book Title Smarts — The Airship
By Mina Le
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No work of art exists in a vacuum. The mature artist, as T.S. Eliot so elegantly put it in his 1920 essay “Tradition and the Individual Talent,” will find “that the past should be altered by the present as much as the present is directed by the past.” This reciprocity plays out when novelists select quotations as the titles of their books, the way that, say, Jonathan Safran Foer named his first novel after this line from The Unbearable Lightness of Being: “In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.” 

With that in mind, and with more allusive titles coming our way in 2013 (see: Elizabeth Gilbert's The Signature of All Things, referencing a German mystic, James Joyce, and/or Kenneth Rexroth), we put together this quiz. How many of the following quotation titles can you identify? We've listed the book—now choose the correct source.

The Sound and the Fury
by William Faulkner
Of Mice and Men
by John Steinbeck
Far From the Madding Crowd
by Thomas Hardy
Gone With the Wind
by Margaret Mitchell
The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck
Tender Is the Night
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pale Fire
by Vladimir Nabokov
Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley
Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe
Look Homeward, Angel
by Thomas Wolfe