Chronology of World, British and American Literature
Samuel Beckett. Irish/French. 1951. Novel. Malone Dies. Malone, dying bum and murderer, senile, lonely, is image for the condition of all men.
Samuel Beckett. Irish/French. 1951. Novel. Molloy. Cripple's search for his mother before he dies. Petty officials' search for him. Bitter, comic rendition of man's despairing condition and quest for better things.
Wallace Stevens. American. 1951. Essay. "The Necessary Angel." Relation of imagination to reality: invests reality with meaning.
Albert Camus. French. 1951. Essay. "The Rebel." Philosophical rebellion vs. political rebellion which promises salvation, but consists merely of murder and a new tyranny.