Thursday, April 22, 2010

1930: The Bridge to "Mario and the Magician."

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Hart Crane. American. 1930. Poetry. The Bridge. Brooklyn Bridge is the chief symbol of man’s aspiration and achievement.

W. Somerset Maugham. British. 1930. Novel. Cakes and Ale. Satire of English literary life. based on Thomas Hardy and his wife?

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.

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