Here's the latest installment in the regular best-of-quarter collections, intended to gather some links to particularly good Literature Q&A for showcasing our site.

One use for this post could be to gather links for promotion on Literature's community-run Twitter account. But it's also useful for any kind of site promotion - if we want to show off the site to literary friends, it'll be much easier if we have a list of particularly great posts to point to.

Please nominate some exemplary Q&A from the third quarter (Jul/Aug/Sep) of 2022.

(Also, if you find anything from previous months, feel free to go and post answers on any of the older posts linked above. Some of them still have no answers, and late entries are always welcome, as long as the nominated main-site post is within the required period.)

  • When choosing nominations, please remember the primary purpose: to showcase our site to people elsewhere in the hope of maybe tempting them to come here. Let's try to focus mainly on great questions with great answers, and perhaps also great unanswered questions (which we can advertise as "hey, why not come and answer this") - not anything with subpar answers, which will tend to give a bad impression and defeat the purpose.
  • Remember that votes don't necessarily reflect quality, and the purpose of this is to promote quality over score. Highly-voted posts are easy to find, underappreciated gems less so.
  • Getting a wide range of different stories represented in our list here would also be nice, but not strictly necessary - feel free to nominate a bunch of Q&A about the same book, if you think they're all outstanding. But don't nominate questions just because they're about your favourite book.
  • Multiple nominated posts per answer here is fine.
  • Feel free to nominate either some of your own posts which you're particularly proud of, or posts from other people which really impressed you.
  • Ideally, some explanation of why the nominated questions and answers are so good would be useful - constructive feedback might give people ideas about what to aim for in the future.

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Charo contributed a few answers about medieval Italian literature, e.g.

I failed to answer the question Was Whitman the first poet to write in sentence fragments? but Peter Shor found an earlier example.


I found quite interesting Quassnoi's answer about Eugène Sue's text used as a source of inspiration in a M. Joly book. This fact is indeed mentioned in Umberto Eco's book Six Walks in the Fictional Woods, but it's not clear at all which Sue's work has been used by M. Joly and this isn't easy to find. So I think Quassnoi did a good job researching.

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