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A 1957 novel won its author the Nobel Prize for Literature, although he declined to accept at the behest of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Name EITHER the novel OR the author, whose son finally accepted the medal on his father’s behalf in 1988.
George Romero directed five sequels to his 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. Give the first word in the titles of three of those five sequels, all of which end in “of the Dead.”