Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Christopher Fry. British. 1949. Verse Drama. The Lady's Not for Burning. Set in the middle ages.
Shirley Jackson. American. 1949.Story. "The Lottery." Describes an annual lottery held since time immemorial in a small American town. The "winner" is stoned to death.
Nelson Algren. American. 1949. Novel. The Man with the Golden Arm. Slums of Chicago. Pure touch with a pool cue, dice, drums and the heroin needle. Prisoner of the slum environment. Suicide.