Chronology of World, British and American Literature
James Joyce. Irish. 1916. Novel. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young
Booth Tarkington American. 1916. Novel. Seventeen. Adolescent in the throes of his first love affair. Billy, Lola and Flopit.
Mariano Azuela. Mexican. 1916. Novel. The Underdogs (Los de abajo). Mexican Revolution. Blind, futile struggle by nameless masses who took up arms for a cause they did not understand. Swept along by turbulence; continued fighting because they did not know how to stop.
Ring Lardner. American. 1916. Stories. You Know Me Al: A Busher’s Letters. Letters from half-literate baseball rookie. Captures vernacular speech, tone, outlook. Combination of humor and misanthropy.