Wednesday, March 17, 2010

1924: We to Parade's End

Chronology of World, British and American Literature.

Yevgeny Azmyatin. Russian. 1924. Novel. We. Describes the regimented totalitarian society in the 26th century. Ancestor of Brave New World, et.

Maxwell Anderson and Laurence Stallings. American. 1924. Play. What Price Glory? WWI. Profanity and brutality of professional soldiers and the wearying ugliness of war.

Herman Melville. American. 1924 (published). Novel. Billy Budd, Foretopman. Collision of innocence and evil. Captain upholds military law, although Billy is justified in killing the cruel officer.

Ole Rolvaag. Norwegian. 1924/25. Novel. Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the Prairie. Mental and physical hardships of Norwegian family in 1873 Dakota Territory.

Ford Maddox Ford. British. 1924/28. Four Novels. Parade’s End. Social changes brought about by WWI. Gentleman throws off his social standards and traditions.

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