Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Erich Maria Remarque. German. 1929. Novel. All Quiet on the Western Front. Best known of anti-war literature, 1920-1939. Horror and futility of war.
Rafael Alberti. Spanish. 1929. Poetry. Concerning the Angels. Expresses sense of loss and danger, conflict with unknown adversaries; cosmic anguish. Perspective is patient and psychiatrist.
Robinson Jeffers. American. 1929. Poetry. Dear Judas and Other Poems. Attempts to rehabilitate the reputation of Judas. Finds Christ too fond of power. Reason for betrayal.
. 1929. Novel. Doña Barbara. Symbolizes barbarism. Venezuela . Bends men to her will. Resemblance to real ruler? Author was exiled. Venezuela