Tuesday, July 20, 2010

1947: The Age of Anxiety to The Pearl

Chronology of World, British and American Literature

WH Auden. British. 1947. Poetry. The Age of Anxiety. Man: guilt, isolated, rootless. In common dream, quest through barren wasteland. Christianity is the solution to man’s problems.

Thomas Mann. German. 1947. Novel. Doktor Faustus. Intense, tragic career of the hero, a composer, made to parallel the collapse of Germany in WWII.

John Steinbeck. American. 1947. Novel. The Pearl. Large pearl brings Kino only tragedy.

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