Thursday, March 4, 2010

1923: "Stopping by Woods...." to Kangaroo.

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Robert Frost. American. 1923. Poetry. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Stops horse to contemplate beauty of the scene, but then must move on. Frost has said he could have added forty pages of footnotes.

Aldous Huxley. British. 1923. Novel. Antic Hay. Long, futile conversations of London intellectuals; everything seems valueless. Despair.

Rainer Maria Rilke. German. 1923. Poetry. Duino Elegies. Personal solutions to existential problems and to those posed by the industrial age.

Edna St. Vincent Millay. American. 1923. Poetry. The Harp-Weaver and Other Poems.39 sonnets. “Euclid alone has looked on Beauty Bare.”

DH Lawrence. British. 1923. Novel. Kangaroo. Vivid account of Australia. Husband keeps trying to assert his will over his wife, unsuccessfully.

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