Thursday, June 17, 2010

1938: "The Short Happy Life of Frances Macomber" to The Yearling.

Chronology of World, British and American Literature.

Ernest Hemingway. American. 1938. Story. “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.” Coward tries to prove his courage to his contemptuous wife who shoots him accidentally.

John Dos Passos. American. 1938. Novels. U.S.A. Panoramic picture of life in the U.S. from just before WWI through the first five years of the Great Depression. Tone is bitter. Victors are unscrupulous opportunists; heroes: few among radicals who preserve their integrity.

William Faulkner. American. 1938. Stories. The Unvanquished. Interlocking stories. Sartoris family. Adventures of Bayard Sartoris and his black companion, Ringo.

Marjoire Kinnon Rawlings. American. 1938. Novel. The Yearling. Set in the scrub country of northern Florida. One year in the lives of a backwoods family. Boy adopts orphaned deer, finds love and companionship he craves. Fawn begins to eat the family corn. Father orders his son to shoot it. Boy achieves more mature relationship with his parents.

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