Thursday, January 21, 2010

1910: Clayhanger to Notebooks of Malte Laurides Brigge

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Arnold Bennett. British. 1910. Novel. Clayhanger. Conflict between son and dominating, puritanical father. Descriptions of Five Towns life.

E.M. Forster. British. 1910. Novel. Howards End. Country house: brings together three important elements in English society: money, culture and the lower classes.

H.G. Wells. British. 1910. Novel. The History of Mr. Polly. Timid, middle-aged tradesman burns house, declared dead, gains freedom.

Rainer Maria Rilke. German. 1910. Novel. The Notebooks of Malte Laurides Brigge. Collection of diary entries of a Danish poet in Paris. Suffering, squalor. Symbolic repetition of the story of the prodigal son.

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