Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Ernest Hemingway. American. 1938. Story. “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.” Writer on safari hopes to rejuvenate himself; suffers gangrene, reviews his life and dies. Just before dying, sees the legendary gigantic frozen leopard on the summit of
. Mt. Kilimanjaro
Robert E. Sherwood. American. 1938. Play. Abe Lincoln in
. Life of Illinois up the election. Dialogue contains selections from Lincoln ’s own writings. Lincoln
Elizabeth Bowen. British/Irish. 1938. Novel. The Death of the Heart. Idealistic girl learns to accept the world as it is.
Yeats. Irish. 1938. Verse Drama. The Herne’s Egg. Symbolism of Yeats’s occult system. Two warring Irish kings, theft of eggs, curse, and death. Butler