Tuesday, March 9, 2010

1924: All God's Chillun...to Desire Under the Elms

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Eugene O’Neill. American. 1924. Play. All God’s Chilun Got Wings. White woman marries black struggling to become a lawyer. Tragic results of her mental inferiority.

PC Wren. British. 1924. Novel. Beau Geste. Life in the French Foreign Legion.

Margaret Kennedy. British. 1924. Novel. The Constant Nymph. Sanger’s large family “circus.” 15-year-old nymph has to deal with the adult problems of love and fidelity.

Eugene O’Neill. American. 1924. Play. Desire Under the Elms. Based on the Phaedra-Hippolytus story. Father’s young wife seduces his youngest son.

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