Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Richard Llewellyn. Welsh. 1939. Novel. How Green Was My Valley. Story of a Welsh mining family. Lyrical.
Eugene O’Neill. American. 1939. Play. The Iceman Cometh. Existence derives meaning from fantasies and pipe dreams we use to conceal realities.
Dalton Trumbo. American. 1939. Novel. Johnny Got His gun. Antiwar novel. Armless, legless, faceless, deaf veteran of WWI.
William Faulkner. American. 1939. Stories. Knight’s Gambit. Detective stories. Monk: idiot imprisoned for murder he did not commit, but incited to kill warden.