Literary links are labyrinthine when it comes to who knows whom or who influenced whom. The writers and artists listed below have more direct connections: they are all linked by marriage, by blood, or by special friendships. Match the names on the left column with those on the right and explain (i.e. sibling, spouse, in-law, etc.) how they are connected. (1) Diane Arbus (2) Lord Byron (3) Caroline Gordon (4) Mary McCarthy (5) George Meredith (6) John Ruskin (7) George Sand (8) Mary Shelley (9) Jean Stafford (10) Richard Wagner (11) Rebecca West (12) Virginia Woolf (a) Vanessa Bell (b) Friedrich Chopin (c) Lady Caroline Lamb (d) Franz Liszt (e) Robert Lowell (f) Sir John Everett Millais (g) Howard Nemerov (h) Thomas Love Peacock (i) Allan Tate (j) H.G. Wells (k) Edmund Wilson (l) Mary Wollstonecraft
All entries (one per person) must be clearly written on postcards and mailed to: Book Bag, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. 20071, and must include complete return address and competition number. The winning entry will be the first correct answer drawn at random. Employes of The Washington Post Company and their families are not eligible to enter. Entries must be received no later than December 31st. The winner's name and city of residence will be announced in the January 10th issue. A Washington Post Book World book bag will be sent to the winner. Answer to Book Bag #447: These contemporary writers -- (1) Mary McCarthy; (2) Paul Bowles; (3) Arthur C. Clarke; (4) Richard Adams; (5) Colleen McCullough -- live in the following countries repectively: (1) France; (2) Morocco; (3) Sri Lanka; (4) Great Britain (5) Australia (Norfolk Island). Winner: Winston Tabb, Reston, Va.