Thursday, April 15, 2010

1929: A Farewell to Arms to Les Engants terribles (The Holy Terrors)

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Ernest Hemingway. American. 1929. Novel. A Farewell to Arms. WWI. Description of Italian retreat. Tragedy and destruction of WWI. Catherine dies in childbirth.

JB Priestley. British. 1929. Novel. The Good Companions. Good humored: comic characters; varied scenes from English life.

Richard Hughes. British. 1929. Novel. High Wind in Jamaica. Irrationality and impenetrability of a child’s amoral world; resulting horror.

Jean Cocteau. 1929. Novel. Les Enfants terribles (The Holy Terrors). Fantasy-world rituals and fierce amoral passions of young brother and sister.

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