Tuesday, May 11, 2010

1934: Pitcairn's Island to Tropic of Cancer

Chronology of World, British and American Literature.

Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. American. 1934. Novel. Pitcairn’s Island. Mutineers’ life on the tiny Pacific island for twenty years.

F. Scott Fitzgerald. American. 1934. Novel. Tender Is the Night. Patient marries her psychiatrist, then leaves him to alcoholism and dissolution.

Henry Miller. American. 1935. Autobiography. Tropic of Cancer. History of Miller’s life in Paris during the early 1930s. Penniless, starving. After complete  physical and spiritual degradation, he comes back to joy in life.

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