Tuesday, December 8, 2009

1901: Buddenbrooks to The Octopus.

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Thomas Mann. German. 1901. Novel. Buddenbrooks. Material and spiritual decline of prosperous patrician family. Art = decadence.

Winston Churchill. American. 1901. Novel. The Crisis. Inevitability of the Civil War although neither side wanted it.

August Strindberg. Swedish. 1901. Play. The Dance of Death. Love-hate relationship between husband and wife.

Rudyard Kipling. British. 1901. Novel. Kim. Brilliant descriptions of Indian scenes and sympathetic portraits of people.

Frank Norris. American. 1901. Novel. The Octopus. Struggle between the California wheat farmers and the railroad.

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