Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Hart Crane. American. 1930. Poetry. The Bridge.
is the chief symbol of man’s aspiration and achievement. Brooklyn Bridge
E. M. Delafield. British. 1930. Novel. Diary of a Provincial Lady. Phlegmatic husband; irritating children; annoying servants; dreadful neighbors. Upper class life.
Marc Connelly. American. 1930. Play. The Green Pastures. Humorous version of Old Testament stories as told by an old Southern black preacher.
Dashiell Hammett. American. 1930. Novel. The Maltese Falcon. Hard-boiled fiction. Sam Spade; theft of jewel-encrusted falcon.
Thomas Mann. German. 1930. Story. “Mario and the Magician.” Allegorical condemnation of Fascism, a violation of human dignity.