Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Lillian Hellman. American. 1939. Play. The Little Foxes. Depicts unfavorably the rise of industrialism in the South; new breed of Southerners, rapacious, ruthless.
Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. American. 1939. Play. The Man Who Came to Dinner. Burlesque of Alexander Woolcott; Midwest; immobilized, he meddles and insults everyone.
Bertolt Brecht. German. 1939. Play. Mother Courage and Her Children. Utter horror and loss experienced by people who survived the Thirty Years’ War.
SN Behrman. American. 1939. Play. No Time for Comedy. Playwright who wants to be a serious writer, but can only write comedy.