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THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS
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1 The Ghost Writer, Zuckerman Unbound, then what?

2 What painting "... shows the master-surgeon surrounded by eager-eyed disciples, in the act of dissecting the left arm of a corpse. The apparent rendering of a real moment involved a good deal of artistic licence since dissection, at that time, started at the stomach, not the arm"? 3 As distinct from: "In this, the doctor's assistant holds the top of the skull inverted in his hand like a small basin while the doctor unravels the cadaver's brain. It hangs down on either side of the face like an old pullover. The viewer stares at the underside of the dead man's pale feet."

4 In what film does lawyer James Stewart get Ben Gazzara off on the grounds that he was "seized by an irresistible impulse"?

5 What celebrated pseudo-medical treatise, published under the pseudonym "Democritus Junior", ends with the admonition to the reader to "Be not solitary, be not idle"?

6 " 'Tis all in pieces, all coherence gone; / All just supply and all relation." Who is setting out what? ANSWERS

1 The Anatomy Lesson, in Philip Roth's sequence of novels featuring the writer Nathan Zuckerman. 2 Rembrandt's The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicholas Tulp. 3 The other one - Rembrandt's The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Johan Deyman (descriptions taken from Adam Hopkins's Holland, Its History, Paintings and People (Faber). 4 Anatomy of a Murder (directed by Otto Preminger, 1959). 5 Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy. 6 John Donne is setting out "An Anatomy of the World".

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