Monday, February 1, 2010

1914: Dubliners to "The Prussian Officer."

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

James Joyce. Irish. 1914. Stories. Dubliners. Picture of the paralyzing world from which Joyce fled.

Leonid Andreyev. Russian. 1914. Play. He Who Gets Slapped. Disenchanted intellectual seeks refuge as clown in circus. Symbol of the intellect buffeted by the mob.

Andre Gide. French. 1914. Satire/Farce. Lafcadio’s Adventures. Caricatures various types in society.

Robert Frost. American. 1914. Poem. “Mending Wall.” Neighbor repeats uncritically the saying of his father about good fences making good neighbors.

D. H. Lawrence. British. 1914. Story. “The Prussian Officer.” Sadistic Prussian army officer finally is killed by his victim.

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