Tuesday, February 2, 2010

1914: "The Santa Fe Trail...." to The Titan.

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Vachel Lindsay. American. 1914. Poetry. “The Santa Fe Trail: A Humoresque.” Contrasts industrial civilization with natural bird song: radical sound effects.

Amy Lowell. American. 1914. Poetry. Sword Blades and Poppy Seed. Use of free verse and polyphonic prose—all devices of verse except strict meter.

Theodore Dreiser. American. 1914. Novel. The Titan. Second in trilogy. Almost succeeds in Chicago in establishing monopoly of all public utilities. Series of affairs. Frustrated in economic plans. Goes to Europe. Driven by need for power, women and social prestige. Discovers that giants are pygmies and that balance is needed.

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