Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Eugene O’Neill. American. 1928. Play. Strange Interlude. Nine acts. Nina subconsciously hates her father who prevents her from sleeping with her fiancé before he is killed in
in WWI. Series of loves and marriages and eventually marries a man who reminds her of her father. Stream of consciousness. Characters speak in asides to reveal their true thoughts. France
Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill (the music). German. 1928. Play. The Threepenny Opera. Adaptation of Gay’s Beggar’s Opera. Biting attack on the bourgeoisie. Set in
200 years after the time depicted in Gay’s opera. Decadent capitalist society responsible for creating the criminal underworld. London
DH Lawrence. British. 1928. Story. “The Woman Who Rode Away.” Lonely, bored American woman in
. Rides off alone into the mountains. Encounters strange Indian tribe who sacrifice her to their god. Mexico
Wyndham Lewis. British. 1928/55. Satire. The Human Age. Surrealistic journey to nightmare heaven. Macabre; obscure allusions, wordplay, parody.