Wednesday, June 9, 2010

1936: Gone with the Wind to You Can't Take It with You

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Margaret Mitchell. American. 1936. Novel. Gone with the Wind. From the Southern point of view; the tumult and suffering of the years of the Civil War and reconstruction.

John Steinbeck. American. 1936. Novel. In Dubious Battle. Labor organization among the migrant fruit-pickers in California.

George Santayana. American. 1936. Novel. The Last Puritan: A Memoir in the Form of a Novel. Oliver Alden, descendant of an old, wealthy New England family, out of place in the 20th century.

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. American. 1936. Play. You Can’t Take It With You. Bizarre but happy family’s behavior embarrasses its one conventional member. Make fireworks in the cellar, write plays, practice ballet.

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