Friday, January 29, 2010

1914: "The Sisters" to "The Death of the Hired Man."

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

James Joyce. Irish. 1914. Story. “The Sisters.” Boy confronted with death the first time; learns the truth about the dead priest and the Catholic religion.

James Joyce. Irish. 1914. Story. “Clay.” Ineffectual spinster tricked into putting fingers into wet clay, symbol of her own and the Irish character.

Vachel Lindsay. American. 1914. Poetry. “The Congo: A Study of the Negro Race.” Black ragtime rhythms. High spirits. Hope of religion.

James Joyce. Irish. 1914. Story. “The Dead.” Thinks of aunts who will soon be dead, his own spiritual death, and his wife’s dead lover.

Robert Frost. American. 1914. Poetry. “The Death of the Hired Man. Argument between farmer and his wife over whether to keep defeated old hired hand. He dies.

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