Monday, January 4, 2010

1902: Peter "Youth."

Chronology of World, British and American Literature.

JM Barrie. British. 1902. Fantasy. Peter Pan …Or, the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up.

Euclides da Cunha. Brazilian. 1902. Novel? Rebellion in the Badlands. Chief classic of Brazilian literature. “Bible” of Brazilian nationality. Defies classification: treatise and novel. Rebels against central government. Description of hinterland: drought-ridden, backward, poverty-stricken inhabitants.

Owen Wister. American. 1902. Novel. The Virginian. Cowboy life in Wyoming, prototype of the modern western. “When you call me that, smile!” First walkdown in American literature.

Henry James. American/British. 1902. Novel. The Wings of the Dove. Woman urges her lover to become interested in a dying female friend who falls in love with him. Her goal in encouraging this friendship with her dying friend was to inherit her money. She leaves him the money. He refuses to accept it and the relationship of the original lovers ends.

Joseph Conrad. British. 1902. Story. “Youth.” From mature memory, looks back on first dangerous voyage; on youthful emotion and illusion.

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