Thursday, April 1, 2010

1927: Envy to Lazarus Laughed

1927: Envy to Lazarus Laughed.
Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Yury Olesha. Russian. 1927. Novel. Envy. Individual vs. encroachments of collectivist society in Soviet Russia.

Virgil Thomson. American. 1927. Opera. Four Saints in Three Acts (Libretto by Gertrude Stein). All-black cast. Dozen saints, some historical, some not. “Pigeons in the grass alas.”

Ernest Hemingway. American. 1927. Story. “The Killers.” Anderson knows he must face his killers; accepts his fate; must decide when. Effect on Nick Adams.

Eugene O’Neill. American. 1927. Play. Lazarus Laughed. Lazarus after his resurrection by Jesus, preaches religion of love, eternal life, and laughter. Seven masked choruses symbolize the varying periods of life. Affirms until last his belief in the triumph of life.

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