Monday, May 3, 2010

1932: Mutiny on the Bounty to Tobacco Road

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Charles Nordhoff and James Hall. American. 1932. Historical Novel. Mutiny on the Bounty. Mutiny by Fletcher Christian against Captain Bligh.

Maxwell Anderson. American. 1932. Play. Night Over Taos. Clash between American frontiersmen and Mexico in 1847.

Robinson Jeffers. American. 1932. Poetry. Thruso’s Landing. Wife’s ambivalent feelings toward her husband whom she alternately loves and hates, towards her crippled brother-in-law who loves her and toward death which fascinates and repels her.

Erskine Caldwell. American. 1932. Novel. Tobacco Road. Hapless family. One daughter runs away from her husband; her sister goes to live with him. Son wrecks car and kills grandmother. Father and wife die when their shack burns down.

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