Monday, March 29, 2010

1926: The Romantic Comedianst to The Sun Also Rises

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Ellen Glasgow. American. 1926. Novel. The Romantic Comedians. Ironical comedy of manners. January/June marriage. Generational differences.

Edna Ferber. American. 1926. Novel. Show Boat. Showboat captain marries New England school marm. Daughter runs away with leading man. Their daughter grows up to be a Broadway star.

Sidney Howard. American. 1926. Play. The Silver Cord. Early psychological study of dominant mother. Two sons struggle to break free.

Ernest Hemingway. American. 1926. Novel. The Sun Also Rises. Lost generation of Americans who had fought in France in WWI and expatriated themselves. No change, no direction, no point toward which to develop.

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