Wednesday, July 7, 2010

1942: The Screwtape Letters to The Stranger.

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

C.S. Lewis. British. 1942. Novel. The Screwtape Letters. Letters in which Screwtape, a devil, advises his nephew on how to deal with human beings.

Thornton Wilder. American. 1942. Play. The Skin of Our Teeth. Panoramic ;picture of man through the centuries; unconventional structure.

Albert Camus. French. 1942. Novel. The Stranger. Feels himself a stranger in the world; refuses to abide by social convention. Unemotional style of narrative; complete absence of motive or emotions like grief or love or regret for killing. Can’t explain or justify his existence. In prison awaiting execution, develops passion for the simple fact of life itself.

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