Monday, April 12, 2010

1928: Nadja to The Satin Slipper

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Andre Breton. French. 1928. Poetic Novel. Nadja. Love affair with woman of psychic tendencies.

Virginia Woolf. British. 1928. Novel. Orlando. In 300 years, male poet becomes intense and able woman poet.

Aldous Huxley. British. 1928. Novel. Point Counter Point. Satiric picture of London intellectuals, English upper class in the 1920s. Structure supposedly based on Bach’s Suite #2 in B Minor. Allusions to literature, painting, music, British politics with much scientific information. Novelist plans a novel which echoes events around him.

Paul Claudel. French. 1928. Verse Drama. The Satin Slipper. Unconsummated passion is translated into energy to accomplish other goals.

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