Thursday, February 25, 2010

1922: Abie's Irish Rose to The Enormous Room

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Anne Nichols. American. 1922. Play. Abie’s Irish Rose. Jewish boy marries Irish Catholic girl. Problems with families.

Eugene O’Neill. American. 1922. Play. Anna Christie. Swedish captain loves/hates the sea; in spite of his efforts, daughter falls in love with the sea.

Sinclair Lewis. American. 1922. Novel. Babbitt. Middle class, small-town booster and joiner who is trapped by his middle class values.

Franz Kafka. German. 1922. Novel. The Castle. Man against bureaucracy. Human quest for understanding of the ways of an incomprehensible God?

ee cummings. American. 1922. Autobiographical novel. The Enormous Room. Imprisonment in a French military concentration camp, incarcerated on a false charge of treason.

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