Monday, March 22, 2010

1925: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes to The Informer

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Anita Loos. American. 1925. Novel. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. “Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady.” Useful handbook on how to get rich?

F. Scott Fitzgerald. American. 1925. Novel. The Great Gatsby. Exposes wealthy society in the “Jazz Age”: false glamour, boredom, cultural barrenness and moral emptiness.

T.S. Eliot. American/British. 1925. Poetry. The Hollow Men. Eliot’s view of the spiritual emptiness and doom of the 20the century.

William Carlos Williams. American. 1925. Essays. In the American Grain. Historical figures speak for themselves; history is the outcome of individual confrontations with the continent.

Liam O’Flaherty. Irish. 1925. Novel. The Informer. Last day of an Irish revolutionary who turned his comrade into the police for 20 pounds.

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