Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Henry Handel Richardson. Australian. 1917. Novel. Fortunes of Richard Mahoney. 19th-century misfit.
Paul Valery. French. 1917. Poetry. La Jeune Porque. Dramatic monologue. Female fearful and fascinated by desire awakening in her.
T.S. Eliot. American/British. 1917. Poetry. Portrait of a Lady. Lack of communication between woman, man trapped by conventions of dying social order. Conscious of isolation but can’t escape it. Her life is determined by empty forms devitalized by social rituals. He seeks solace in humdrum habits and conventions.
Joseph Conrad. British. 1917. Novel. The Shadow Line. Captain matures as he takes sailing ship through a difficult calm.
Hamlin Garland. American. 1917. Autobiography. A Son of the Middle Border. Boyhood in the