Wednesday, May 5, 2010

1933: Man's Fate to Joseph and His Brothers

Chronology of World, British and American Literature.

Andre Malraux. French. 1933. Novel. Man’s Fate. Shanghai insurrection, 1927; psychological study of the men involved; Communists vs. Chiang Kai-Shek.

Nathanael West. American. 1933. Novel. Miss Lonelyhearts. Loneliness of the individual in modern society. Man assumes role of columnist Miss Lonelyhears and is killed by someone he tried to help.

Thomas Mann. German. 1933/43. Four Novels. Joseph and His Brothers. Massive bildungsroman. Development of Joseph from isolation to savior of his people.

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