Thursday, March 18, 2010

1925: An American Tragedy to Death in Venice

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Theodore Dreiser. American. 1925. Novel. An American Tragedy. Indicts America’s industrial society for dazzling people like Clyde Griffiths with dreams of unattainable luxury.

Sinclair Lewis. American. 1925. Novel. Arrowsmith. In quest for pure science, Arrowsmith encounters  meanness, corruption and misunderstanding. Medicine.

Feodor Vasilyevich Gladkov. Russian. 1925. Novel. Cement. Reconstruction and industrialization in the Soviet Union after the civil war.

George Kelly. American. 1925. Play. Craig’s Wife. Woman is obsessed by her house. In the end she has lost everything but the house.

Thomas Mann. German. 1925. Novel. Death in Venice. Artist experiences decadence. Succumbs to consuming love for beautiful Polish boy.

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