Tuesday, April 27, 2010

1931: Sanctuary to The Waves

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

William Faulkner. American. 1931. Novel. Sanctuary. Raped by Popeye, Temple defends him by allowing Benbow to be accused and lynched.

William Faulkner. American. 1931. Stories. These Thirteen. Contains “A Rose for Emily.” Aging, aristocratic, eccentric Southern spinster. Kept skeleton of her Yankee suitor. Also stories of Indians before white settlers.

Virginia Woolf. British. 1931. Novel. The Waves. Six characters, interior monologues; lives and relationships; also character types. Natural cycles of the seasons symbolize progress of time. Two reunions. Bernard as elderly man reviews their lives, feels their consciousnesses intermingling like waves. Thinks the six characters together make up one complete personality.

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