Thursday, March 25, 2010

1926: Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years to The Great God Brown

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Carl Sandburg. American. 1926. Biography. Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years. For Sandburg, Lincoln was the archetypal American.

Andre Gide. French. 1926. Novel. The Counterfeiters. Counterfeit personalities with which people disguise themselves to conform to convention and to deceive themselves.

Mikhail Bulgakov. Russian. 1926. Play. Days of the Turbins. Czarist White Guard vs. the forces of the Red Army during the Russian Revolution. Balanced account.

Ricardo Guiraldes. Argentina. 1926. Novel. Don Segunda Sombra (Shadows in the Pampas). First gaucho fiction. Boy learns to live with courage and honor by the gaucho code. Outstanding example of gaucho literature.

Eugene O’Neill. American. 1926. Play. The Great God Brown. Masks symbolize varying personalities of characters as they are and as they appear to others.

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