Monday, July 12, 2010

1944: Caligula to I Remember Mama..

Chronology of World, British and American Literature.

Albert Camus. French. 1944. Play. Caligula. Emperor is horrified by the absurd condition of human life. Severs all ties with humanity. Asserts freedom.

Tennessee Williams. American. 1944. Play. The Glass Menagerie. Mother absorbed in the past. Crippled sister a absorbed with her glass animals. She briefly experiences, then retreats from reality.

Joyce Cary. British/Irish. 1944. Novel. The Horse’s Mouth. Story of a passionate artist, an exuberant, rascally, comic old man whose hero is William Blake. Gully Jimson.

John Van Druten. American. 1944. Play. I Remember Mama. Norwegian mother and father raising children in America in the early days of the twentieth century.

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