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Literature

Literature: c. 2500 BCE - 2000  

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...Literature 1 1970s 20th century American literature Literature in English Fiction North America United States 1973 1973 US author Stephen King publishes Carrie , the first of his many best-selling horror novels King, Stephen (1947) The Oxford Companion to American Literature 6 1970s 20th century American literature Literature in English Fiction North America United States 1973 1973 US author Erica Jong publishes her first novel, Fear of Flying Jong, Erica (1942) The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature 1 1970s 20th century American literature...

American literature

American literature: 1616 - 1995  

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...Literature 1 1900s 20th century Literature Literature in English Philosophy North America United States 1908 1908 Jack London's novel Iron Heel foresees a future repressive capitalist regime in the USA Iron Heel, The The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature 1 1900s 20th century Literature Literature in English Fiction North America United States 1908 1908 Ezra Pound's first book of poems, A Lume Spento , is published in Italy Pound, Ezra (1885–1972) The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 1900s 20th century Literature Literature in...

English literature

English literature: 731 - 2000  

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...Literature Literature in English Philosophy British Isles Europe Britain 1702 1702 The Augustan Age begins in English literature, claiming comparison with the equivalent flowering under Augustus Caesar Augustan age The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 18th century Literature Literature in English British Isles Europe Britain 1709 1709 The Tatler launches a new style of journalism in Britain's coffee houses, followed two years later by the Spectator Tatler The Oxford Companion to English Literature 7 18th century Literature Literature in...

Italian literature

Italian literature: c. 1260 - 1980  

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...century Literature Fiction Europe Italy c. 1942 1942 US poet Ezra Pound, in Italy during the war, broadcasts Fascist propaganda aimed at the United States Pound, Ezra (1885–1972) A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art 2 1940s 20th century Literature American literature Literature in English Poetry Europe Italy North America United States 1948 1948 Ezra Pound publishes Pisan Cantos , about his postwar imprisonment in an American detention centre near Pisa Cantos, The The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature 1 1940s 20th century Literature Poetry...

French literature

French literature: c. 1102 - 1994  

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...American Literature 1 1930s 20th century Literature American literature Literature in English Fiction Europe France North America United States 1938 1938 French writer Jean-Paul Sartre succeeds with his first novel, La Nausée ('Nausea') Sartre, Jean‐Paul (1905–80) The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 1930s 20th century Literature Fiction Europe France 1939 1939 US author Henry Miller publishes in Paris Tropic of Capricorn , about his adolescence in New York Miller, Henry (1891–1980) The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 1930s...

German literature

German literature: c. 750 - 1977  

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...Literature 3 1950s 20th century Literature Fiction Europe Germany 1958 1958 Nigerian dramatist Wole Soyinka's play The Swamp Dwellers is produced in London Soyinka, Wole (1934– ) The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 1950s 20th century Performing arts Theatre Literature American literature Literature in English Drama Africa West Africa Germany 1959 1959 German novelist Günter Grass has an immediate success with his first novel, The Tin Drum Grass, Günter Wilhelm (1927– ) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1950s 20th century Literature...

Latin literature

Latin literature: c. 185 BCE - c. 525  

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...bc ) The Oxford Companion to English Literature 7 2nd century BCE Greek literature Performing arts Theatre Literature Drama Europe Greece Italy c. 160 BCE 160 BCE The Roman statesman Cato the Elder writes Origines ('Origins'), a history of Rome which survives only in fragments 2nd century BCE Literature Rome Europe Italy 81 BCE 81 BCE Cicero, whose speeches become models of oratory, makes his first appearance in a Roman court Cicero, Marcus Tullius The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology 2 1st century BCE Literature Europe Greece Italy 37 BCE 37 BCE...

Greek literature

Greek literature: c. 750 BCE - 529  

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...Literature 7 5th century BCE Peloponnesian Wars Literature War Europe Greece Wars and Revolutions c. 425 BCE 425 BCE Aristophanes wins first prize in Athens for his comedy The Acharnians Aristophanes ( c. 448– c. 380 bc ) World Encyclopedia 1 5th century BCE Ancient Athens Performing arts Theatre Literature Drama Poetry Europe Greece 401 BCE 401 BCE Greek mercenaries, on the losing side at Cunaxa, begin a long journey home - described by Xenophon in the Anabasis Ana'băsis (‘Cyrus' expedition inland’) The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature 3 5th...

Literature in English

Literature in English: 731 - 2000  

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...American Literature 1 1970s 20th century Literature American literature Fiction North America United States 1973 1973 US author Stephen King publishes Carrie , the first of his many best-selling horror novels King, Stephen (1947) The Oxford Companion to American Literature 6 1970s 20th century Literature American literature Fiction North America United States 1973 1973 US author Erica Jong publishes her first novel, Fear of Flying Jong, Erica (1942) The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature 1 1970s 20th century Literature American literature Fiction...

Poetry

Poetry: c. 1500 BCE - 1999  

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...English Literature 3 12th century Literature French literature Europe France c. 1120 1120 The troubadours of Provence develop a new form of love poetry in French, introducing courtly love courtly love The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 12th century Literature French literature Europe France c. 1130 1130 A popular French poem, the Chanson de Roland , turns a minor disaster in one of Charlemagne's campaigns into a tale of epic heroism Roland The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 12th century Literature French literature Europe...

Fiction

Fiction: 1001 - 2000  

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...Literature American literature Literature in English North America United States 1973 1973 US author Erica Jong publishes her first novel, Fear of Flying Jong, Erica (1942) The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature 1 1970s 20th century Literature American literature Literature in English North America United States 1973 1973 Martin Amis, son of Kingsley Amis, publishes his first novel, The Rachel Papers Amis, Martin (1949– ) The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 1970s 20th century Literature English literature Literature in...

Philosophy

Philosophy: c. 550 BCE - 1945  

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...English Literature 3 18th century Literature French literature Fiction Europe France 1781 1781 German philosopher Immanuel Kant publishes the first of his three 'critiques', The Critique of Pure Reason Kant, Immanuel (1724–1804) World Encyclopedia 1 18th century Literature German literature Germany 1789 1789 In his Principles Jeremy Bentham defines 'utility' as that which enhances pleasure and reduces pain Bentham, Jeremy (1748–1832) The Oxford Companion to English Literature 7 18th century Britain 1750-1900 Literature English literature Literature in...

Drama

Drama: 484 BCE - 1998  

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...5 13th century Performing arts Theatre Literature German literature Germany 1564 1564 Marlowe and Shakespeare are born in the same year, with Marlowe the older by two months Marlowe, Christopher Oxford Dictionary of English 3 16th century Literature English literature Literature in English British Isles Europe Britain 1582 1582 The 18-year-old William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway in Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare, William (1564–1616) World Encyclopedia 1 16th century Literature English literature Literature in English British Isles Europe Britain...

Theatre

Theatre: 534 BCE - 1998  

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...arts Literature English literature Literature in English Drama British Isles Europe Britain 1604 1604 William Shakespeare's name appears among the actors in a list of the King's Men Shakespeare, William (1564–1616) World Encyclopedia 1 17th century Britain 1500-1750 Literature English literature Drama British Isles Europe Britain 1605 1605 Ben Jonson writes The Masque of Blackness , the first of his many masques for the court of James I masque The Oxford Dictionary of Dance 2 17th century Performing arts Literature English literature Literature in...

1920s

1920s: 1922 - 1929  

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...American Literature 1 20th century Literature American literature Literature in English North America United States 1925 1925 The first volume of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf is published Mein Kampf The Oxford Companion to German Literature 3 20th century Politics Germany 1925 1925 Scott FitzGerald publishes his novel The Great Gatsby , set in a contemporary world of lavish indulgence underpinned by crime Fitzgerald, F[rancis] Scott (1896–1940) The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature 1 20th century Literature American literature Literature in...

Britain 1750-1900

Britain 1750-1900: 1750 - c. 1900  

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...‘Kubla Khan: a Vision in a Dream’ The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 18th century Literature English literature Literature in English Poetry Great Britain - from 1707 British Isles Europe Britain 1798 1798 English poets Wordsworth and Coleridge jointly publish Lyrical Ballads , a milestone in the Romantic movement Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 18th century Literature English literature Literature in English Poetry Great Britain - from 1707 British Isles Europe Britain 1798...

Great Britain - from 1707

Great Britain - from 1707: 1707 - 2011  

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...T. S. (1888–1965) The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 1910s 20th century Literature American literature English literature Literature in English United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Britain North America United States 1914 1914 The Times Literary Supplement is published in London as an independent paper, separate from The Times Times Literary Supplement (1902– ) The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 1910s 20th century Literature English literature Literature in English Social and domestic United Kingdom - from 1801...

North America

North America: c. 30,000 years ago - 2011  

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...(1904–86) The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 1930s 20th century Literature American literature English literature Literature in English Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Britain United States 1939 1939 US author Henry Miller publishes in Paris Tropic of Capricorn , about his adolescence in New York Miller, Henry (1891–1980) The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 1930s 20th century Literature American literature French literature Literature in English Fiction Europe France United States...

Edwardian era

Edwardian era: 1901 - 1910  

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...Dove, The The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature 1 1900s 20th century Literature English literature Literature in English Fiction War Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Britain 1902 1902 Joseph Conrad publishes a collection of stories including Heart of Darkness , a sinister tale based partly on his own journey up the Congo ‘Heart of Darkness’ The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 1900s 20th century Literature English literature Literature in English Fiction War Great Britain - from 1707...

United States

United States: c. 30,000 years ago - 2011  

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...Literature 1 1960s 20th century Literature American literature Literature in English Fiction North America 1963 1963 US poet Sylvia Plath publishes under a pseudonym her only novel, The Bell Jar Bell Jar, The The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature 1 1960s 20th century Literature American literature Literature in English Fiction North America 1963 1963 US poet Sylvia Plath commits suicide in London Plath, Sylvia (1932–1963) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1960s 20th century Literature American literature English literature Literature in...

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