Wednesday, May 19, 2010

1936: Absalom, Absalom to The Black Book

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

William Faulkner. American. 1936. Novel. Absalom, Absalom. Thomas Sutpen’s attempt to be accepted as a Southern aristocrat, founder of a wealthy family.

WH Auden. British. 1936. Poetic Drama. The Ascent of F6. Haunted mountain on which each man is killed because of some obsession or defect of character.

John Dos Passos. American. 1936. Novel. The Big Money. Extravagance and corruption of the 1920s, culminating in the stock-market crash of 1929. Third in the trilogy, U.S.A.

Lawrence Durrell. British. 1936. Novel. The Black Book. Diary of Lawrence Lucifer. London school teacher. Sex, love and the horrible indignities both can bring.

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