Modernism. 1901-1950 Kelsi Norus Grace Pretre Erica Park. Events in British Literature. 1902-Joseph Conrad’s novella, Heart of Darkness, published 1914-James Joyce begins writing controversial novel novel Ulysses (to 1920)
1902-Joseph Conrad’s novella, Heart of Darkness, published
1914-James Joyce begins writing controversial novel novelUlysses (to 1920)
1921-T.S. Eliot writes groundbreaking long poem The Wasteland.
1922-Katherine Mansfield’s The Ground Party and Other Stories published; Virginia Woolf’s experimental Jacob’s Room published.
1932-Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World published
1934-Dylan Thomas publishes Eighteen Poems.
1940-W.H. Auden publishes poem “Music des Beaux Arts”
1941-Depression and despair drive Woolf to suicide.
1945-George Orwell publishes classic anti-utopian fable, Animal Farm; Elizabeth Bowen publishes short-story collection The Demon Lover
1949-Orwell publishes 1984, nightmarish version of future totalitarian England
1901-1909 Teddy Roosevelt is elected President of the US
1905 Russian Revolution
1908 Henry Ford Invents Model T Car
1936-1939 Civil War in Spain