Monday, May 10, 2010

1934: Call It Sleep to Men Against the Sea

Chronology of World, British and American Literature.

Henry Roth. American. 1934. Novel. Call It Sleep. Six years in the life of a Jewish immigrant boy in a New York ghetto prior to WWI. Nightmarish fears.

James Hilton. British. 1934. Novel. Goodbye, Mr. Chips. Sentimental life of an English school master.

Jean Cocteau. French. 1934. Play. The Infernal Machine. Oedipus: Cosmic joke is the perfect machine constructed by the gods for the mathematical annihilation of  a mortal.

Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. American. 1934. Historical Novel. Men Against the Sea. Bligh and his men in the open boat.

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