Monday, June 14, 2010

1937: The Late George Apley.... to To Have and Have Not

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

John P. Marquand. American. 1937. Novel. The Late George Apley: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir. Narrator satirizes himself as he recounts the life of the deceased George Apley, conventional Bostonian.

Katherine Anne Porter. American. 1937. Novel. Noon Wine. Ineffectual farmer kills disagreeable stranger; acquitted; commits suicide anyhow.

John Steinbeck. American. 1937. Novel. Of Mice and Men. Friendship of two migrant workers in California who have a dream.

Ernest Hemingway. American. 1937. Novel. To Have and Have Not. Tries to make a living by operating a boat for fishing parties. In the Depression, smuggles Chinese immigrants and illegal liquor. Shot assisting bank robbers to escape. “One man alone ain’t got…no chance.”

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