Tuesday, June 15, 2010

1938: "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" to The Herne's Egg

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 Illinois. Life of Lincoln up the election. Dialogue contains selections from Lincoln’s own writings.

Elizabeth Bowen. British/Irish. 1938. Novel. The Death of the Heart. Idealistic girl learns to accept the world as it is.

William Butler 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.

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