Tuesday, January 26, 2010

1913: The Custom of the Country to O Pioneers

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Edith Wharton. American. 1913. Novel. The Custom of the Country. Ruthless social climber.

Vachel Lindsay. American. 1913. Poetry. “General William Booth Enters into Heaven.” Rhythmic drumbeats of Salvation Army band.

Alain-fournier. French. 1913. Novel. Le Grand Meaulnes. Actuality and dream world intermingle; old house in middle of the woods. Girl and her brother.

George Bernard Shaw. British. 1913. Play. Heartbreak House. Indicts apathy, confusion, and lack of purpose as causes of the world’s problems. Characters are symbolic.

Willa Cather. American. 1913. Novel. O Pioneers. Strong woman with weak family builds prosperous farm. Deep devotion to the land.

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