Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Katherine Anne Porter. American. 1939. Novel. Old Mortality. Child learns that revered aunt was a totally self-centered woman to whose whims several other people had been sacrificed.
Katherine Anne Porter. American. 1939. Three Short Novels. Pale Horse, Pale Rider. One of them deals with a love affair during the flu epidemic of WWI. Like all of her stories, suggestive of more than it says.
Philip Barry. American. 1939. Play. The Philadelphia Story. Tracy Lord remarries her first husband after she proves to have flaws as well as he.
William Butler Yeats. Irish. 1939. Verse Drama. Purgatory. Purgatory is a spirit obsessed by remorse or other emotions. Constantly relives the crises of its life.