Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Christopher Isherwood. British. 1935. Novel. Mr. Norris Changes Trains.
during Hitler’s rise to power; Mr. Norris symbol of corrupt, disintegrating society. Berlin
TS Eliot. American/British. 1935. Play. Murder in the Cathedral. Deals with the assassination of Thomas A’Becket. Attempt to revive poetic drama. Language ritualistic and liturgical; monologues; formal exchanges. Villains express modern attitudes in colloquial language.
Enid Bagnold. British. 1935. Novel. National Velvet. Young girl called Velvet is jockey on the winning horse in the Grand National, the famous English steeplechase.
Thomas Wolfe. American. 1935. Novel. Of Time and the River: A Legend of Man’s Hunger in His Youth. Graduate school, returns home for the death of his father; teaches literature, tours
, returns home emotionally, financially exhausted. France
Robert E. Sherwood. American. 1935. Play. The