Thursday, July 15, 2010

1945: Christ Stopped at Eboli to The Roads to Freedom.

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

Carlo Levi. Italian. 1945. Autobiography. Christ Stopped at Eboli. Life the author shared with peasants of two hamlets in southern Italy. Misery, neglected, exploited.

Henry Green. British. 1945. Novel. Loving. Irish castle during WWII. Each character loves a person or idea. Different kinds of love revealed.

Jean Giraudoux. French. 1945. Play. The Madwoman of Chaillot. Eccentric old woman exploits and defeats the exploiters, the financiers of Paris.

Jean-Paul Sartre. French. 1945. Novels. The Roads to Freedom. Trilogy. People involved in and reacting to the fall of France.

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