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1923 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1923. For works published in the United States, this year is also significant because from January 1, 2019, these were the first in 20 years to enter the public domain. They w ...

                                               

1924 in literature

Writer Miguel de Unamuno is dismissed for the first time from his university posts by the Spanish dictator General Miguel Primo de Rivera and goes into exile on Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. January Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln "Max" Sc ...

                                               

1926 in literature

December 3 – The English detective story writer Agatha Christie disappears from her home in Surrey. On December 14 she is found staying at a Harrogate hotel, under her husbands mistresss surname, by the journalist Ritchie Calder. October 10 – Mik ...

                                               

1927 in literature

August – T. S. Eliots poem Journey of the Magi appears in Faber and Gwyers Ariel poems series in London, illustrated by E. McKnight Kauffer. January – The Books Kinokuniya 紀伊國屋書店 bookstore business is established in Tokyo. October – Victor ...

                                               

1932 in literature

March – Captain W. E. Johns English character Biggles James Bigglesworth is introduced as a World War I pilot in the short story "The White Fokker", in the first, April issue of Popular Flying magazine, edited by Johns. The first Biggles collecti ...

                                               

1946 in literature

December 18 October 1 – The English premiere of J. B. Priestleys drama An Inspector Calls set in 1912 shows at the New Theatre, London. It stars Ralph Richardson. November 8 – Christopher Isherwood becomes a U.S. citizen. January 5 – The Estonian ...

                                               

1949 in literature

January 11 – Bertolt Brechts play Mother Courage and Her Children Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder, 1939, is first performed in Germany, at the Deutsches Theater in East Berlin, with his wife Helene Weigel in the title role and staged with his Verf ...

                                               

1950 in literature

January 26 – For the film noir Gun Crazy, released on this day in the United States, co-writer Dalton Trumbo is billed as Millard Kaufman, due to the formers inclusion on the Hollywood blacklist. This year Trumbo serves 11 months in prison for Co ...

                                               

1951 in literature

May – Joe Orton enters the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where he meets his lover and ultimate murderer Kenneth Halliwell. July 16 – J. D. Salingers coming-of-age story The Catcher in the Rye is published by Little, Brown and Company i ...

                                               

1956 in literature

August 14 – Iris Murdoch marries John Bayley at Oxford register office. December April 23 – The British author C. S. Lewis and American poet Joy Gresham have a civil marriage at Oxford register office. May 8 – The first performance of John Osborn ...

                                               

1958 in literature

January 13 – In One, Inc. v. Olesen, the Supreme Court of the United States affirms that homosexual writing is not as such obscene. May 19 – The London debut of the production of Pinters The Birthday Party takes place at the Lyric Opera House Ham ...

                                               

1961 in literature

September 14 – Novelist William Golding, having resigned a teaching post at Bishop Wordsworths School in Salisbury, sets off for the academic year 1961/1962 to teach at Hollins College, Virginia, United States. Richard Booth opens a second-hand s ...

                                               

1965 in literature

June 30 – The English novelists Kingsley Amis and Elizabeth Jane Howard marry at Marylebone register office in London, as his second marriage and her third. May 26 – The world premiere of A High Wind in Jamaica, a film from Richard Hughess 1929 n ...

                                               

1966 in literature

February 14 – Dissident writers Yuli Daniel and Andrei Sinyavsky are sentenced to hard labour for "anti-Soviet activity". June 23 – Publication of Octopussy and The Living Daylights, the final collection of James Bond short stories by the charact ...

                                               

1967 in literature

The first publication of Mikhail Bulgakovs novel The Master and Margarita "Мастер и Маргари́та", in the form left at the authors death in 1940 concludes in the magazine Moskva, although censored portions circulate only in samizdat in the Soviet U ...

                                               

1968 in literature

October – Colin Spencers comedy Spitting Image, one of the first plays with openly gay male leads, premieres in London The Arvon Foundation is established by young poets John Fairfax and John Moat in the UK to promote creative writing. July 28 – ...

                                               

1969 in literature

March 23 – German-born writer Assia Wevill, a mistress of the English poet Ted Hughes and ex-wife of the Canadian poet David Wevill, gasses herself and their daughter at her London home. February 8 – After 147 years, the last issue of The Saturda ...

                                               

1970 in literature

August 27 – The Royal Shakespeare Company introduces a revolutionary production of Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream directed by Peter Brook, at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England. July 7 – The English publisher Sir A ...

                                               

1979 in literature

October 25 – The London Review of Books is first issued, its founding editors being Karl Miller, Mary-Kay Wilmers and Susannah Clapp. For its first six months it appears as an insert to The New York Review of Books. August Wilsons Jitney is first ...

                                               

1987 in literature

Tom Wolfe is paid US $5 million for the film rights to his novel The Bonfire of the Vanities published in book format in October, a record fee to an author at this time. January 2 – Golliwogs in Enid Blyton childrens books are replaced by the Bri ...

                                               

1989 in literature

Archeological remains of the English Renaissance Rose and Globe theaters are discovered in London. February 14 – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Supreme Leader of Iran died 3 June 1989, issues a fatwa calling for the death of Indian-born British aut ...

                                               

1990 in literature

October – Nicci Gerrard marries Sean French in the London Borough of Hackney, to make up a writing team known as Nicci French. Austrian writer Ernest Bornemann is awarded the first Magnus Hirschfeld Medal for sexual research. March – Anton Chekho ...

                                               

2011 in literature

June 7 – Ransom Riggs publishes his young-adult novel Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, which pins its narrative around a series of earlier private photographs he had collected. It remains top of The New York Times Childrens Chapter Boo ...

                                               

1774 in literature

September 29 – Johann Wolfgang von Goethes semi-autobiographical epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther Die Leiden des jungen Werthers written January – March is published anonymously in Leipzig, Germany; it is influential in the Sturm und ...

                                               

1790 in literature

The Royal Literary Fund is founded in Britain by David Williams. Xavier de Maistre writes Voyage autour de ma chambre Voyage Around my Room, published 1794 while under arrest in Turin in the Kingdom of Sardinia, as the result of a duel. May 21 – ...

                                               

1838 in literature

November 8 – French novelist George Sand begins an uncomfortable winter living with her lover, the ailing Polish-born composer and pianist Frederic Chopin, on the Mediterranean island of Majorca in the abandoned Carthusian monastery of Valldemoss ...

                                               

1873 in literature

The first performance of W. S. Gilbert and Gilbert Arthur à Becketts play The Happy Land at the Royal Court Theatre, London, parodies William Ewart Gladstone, Robert Lowe, and Acton Smee Ayrton, respectively the Prime Minister, Chancellor of the ...

                                               

1823 in literature

December – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, suffering from opium addiction, moves to No. 3, The Grove, Highgate, a house owned by Dr James Gillman. May 23 – Russian writer Alexander Pushkin begins work on his verse novel Eugene Onegin. December 23 – Clem ...

                                               

1519 in literature

Apokopos by Bergadis, the first book in Modern Greek, is printed in Venice. The chivalric romance Libro del muy esforzado e invencible caballero Don Claribalte Book of the most vigorous and invincible knight Don Claribalte, the first literary wor ...

                                               

1520 in literature

Ulrich von Huttens satirical poem Aufwecker der teutschen Nation Awakener of the German Nation is published – his earliest work in German. Scholars at Complutense University, Alcala de Henares, under the direction of Diego Lopez de Zuñiga, comple ...

                                               

1580 in literature

March – Thomas Legges Latin play about Richard III of England, Richardus Tertius, the first known history play performed in England, is acted by students at St Johns College, Cambridge. July 12 – The Ostrog Bible, the first complete printed Bible ...

                                               

1650 in literature

Robert Baron publishes his plagiarized work Pocula Castalia, stealing mainly from the minor poems of John Milton issued in 1645. Under this years Blasphemy Act, English radical Jacob Bauthumley is arrested, convicted and has his tongue pierced on ...

                                               

1651 in literature

Manuel de Salinas y Lizana – La casta Susana, parafrasis poetica de su sagrada historia Henry Vaughan – Olor Iscanus Swan of Usk Francisco de Trillo y Figueroa – Neapolisea William Davenant – Gondibert second impression Francisco de Borja y Arago ...

                                               

1659 in literature

January 27 – The poet Andrew Marvell is elected a member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull in Englands Third Protectorate Parliament. August – William Davenant is briefly imprisoned for his part in George Booths Cheshire uprising. Uncertain da ...

                                               

1714 in literature

Esther Vanhomrigh pursues Jonathan Swift to Ireland. Samuel Garth, poet and royal physician, is knighted by George I. August 1 – George, Elector of Hanover, becomes King George I of Great Britain after the death of Queen Anne. This leads many wri ...

                                               

1715 in literature

The first record of the actress and writer Eliza Haywood tells of her performing in Thomas Shadwells Shakespeare adaptation, Timon of Athens; or, The Man-Hater at the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. c. August – Nicholas Rowe becomes the Poet Laureat ...

                                               

1716 in literature

Poet John Byrom returns to England to teach his own system of shorthand. Dramatist Philippe Nericault Destouches comes to London as an attache to the French embassy. June 21 – Work begins on construction of the Codrington Library at All Souls Col ...

                                               

1722 in literature

March – Defoes A Journal of the Plague Year is published under the initials H. F., purporting to be an eyewitness account of the Great Plague of London in 1665. September–October – Voltaire and Jean-Baptiste Rousseau meet and quarrel at Brussels. ...

                                               

1723 in literature

A new edition of Bernard Mandevilles The Fable of the Bees is presented as a nuisance by the Grand Jury of Middlesex in England. Voltaire contracts smallpox. The book collection of Samuel Pepys died 1703, including his Diary, is transferred to th ...

                                               

1724 in literature

August – Thomas Longman establishes the Longman publishing house in London. January – Andrew Michael Ramsay goes to Rome to tutor the two sons of James Francis Edward Stuart, Jacobite pretender to the British throne.

                                               

1731 in literature

October 23 – Fire at Ashburnham House in London damages the nationally-owned Cotton library, housed there at the time. The librarian, Dr Bentley, leaps from a window with the priceless Codex Alexandrinus under one arm. The original manuscripts of ...

                                               

1735 in literature

The Sublime Society of Beef Steaks is established by John Rich at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, London, as a dining club mainly for literary men. Jesuit scholar Jean-Baptiste Du Halde publishes Description Geographique, Historique, Chronologi ...

                                               

1772 in literature

September 12 – The Gottinger Hainbund of German poets is formed at a midnight ritual in an oaken grove. Thomas Paine produces his first published work, a political article entitled Case of the Officers of Excise. Gottfried August Burger obtains a ...

                                               

1782 in literature

August 18 – William Blake marries Catherine Boucher at St Marys Church, Battersea. In the same year, he meets his future patron, John Flaxman. October 10 – Sarah Siddons makes a triumphant return to the Drury Lane Theatre in London, in the title ...

                                               

1785 in literature

The Paris theater company Theatre des Varietes-Amusantes moves to a temporary new theater in the gardens of the Palais-Royal. January 1 The Daily Universal Register later The Times is first published, in London. May 22 – Robert Burns first child, ...

                                               

1788 in literature

May 10 – Swedens Royal Dramatic Theatre Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern is founded. May – Joseph Johnson and Thomas Christie found the radical Analytical Review in London.

                                               

1791 in literature

The Scottish poet and exciseman Robert Burns moves to Dumfries. The English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge begins his course at Jesus College, Cambridge. He marks his transfer from Christs Hospital school by composing the poem "On Quitting School". ...

                                               

1792 in literature

September 29 – The Theatre Royal, Dumfries opens as The Theatre. By the 21st century this will be the oldest working theatre in Scotland. July – Molieres body is exhumed for reburial in the Museum of French Monuments in Paris, having been origina ...

                                               

1793 in literature

June 1 – In the Reign of Terror in Paris, the Girondist Madame Roland is arrested for treason. She writes Appel à limpartiale posterite in prison before being guillotined on November 8. December 9 – New York Citys first daily newspaper, the Ameri ...

                                               

1794 in literature

May 12 – William Godwins novel Things as They Are; or, The Adventures of Caleb Williams is published in London as an attack on tyrannical government, although its controversial original preface and ending are suppressed. The work also contains el ...

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