1921 in literature

1921 in literature

The year 1921 in literature involved some significant events and new books.


*Jorge Luis Borges returns to Buenos Aires after a period living in Europe.

New books

*Edgar Rice Burroughs - "Tarzan the Terrible"
*James Branch Cabell - "Figures of Earth"
*Hall Caine - "The Master of Man"
*Willa Cather - "Alexander's Bridge"
*Arthur Chapman - "Mystery Ranch"
*Marie Corelli - "The Secret Power"
*F. Scott Fitzgerald - "Flappers and Philosophers"
*H. Rider Haggard - "She and Allan"
*Georgette Heyer - "The Black Moth"
*Aldous Huxley - "Crome Yellow"
*Sheila Kaye-Smith - "Joanna Godden"
*Denis Mackail - "Romance to the Rescue"
*Lucy Maud Montgomery - "Rilla of Ingleside"
*George Moore - "Heloise and Abelard"
*Shiga Naoya - "A Dark Night's Passing"
*Baroness Orczy
**"The First Sir Percy"
**"Castles in the Air"
*Gene Stratton Porter - "Her Father's Daughter"
*Rafael Sabatini - "Scaramouche"
*Booth Tarkington - "Alice Adams"
*Sigrid Undset - "The Mistress of Husaby"
*Eugene Walter - "The Byzantine riddle and other stories"
*Elinor Wylie - "Nets to Catch the Wind"

New drama

*Hjalmar Bergman - "Farmor och vår Herre (Thy Rod and Thy Staff)"
*Susan Glaspell - "Inheritors"
*Karel Čapek "R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)"


*Charlotte Mew - "Saturday Market"
*William Carlos Williams - "Sour Grapes"
*William Butler Yeats - "Michael Robartes and the Dancer"


*Sarah Bernhardt - "The Idol of Paris"
*D. H. Lawrence - "Sea and Sardinia"
*Hendrik Willem van Loon - "The Story of Mankind"
*Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk - "Further Essays on Capital and Interest"


*January 5 - Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss writer (d. 1990)
*January 19 - Patricia Highsmith, American author (d. 1995)
*January 20 - Bernt Engelmann, author (d. 1994)
*February 4 - Betty Friedan, feminist author, "The Feminine Mystique" (d. 2006)
*February 15 - Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (d. 1985)
*March 1 - Richard Wilbur, American poet
*March 24 - Wilson Harris, Guyanese writer
*May 23 - James Blish, American science fiction author (d. 1975)
*August 11 - Alex Haley, American writer (d. 1992)
*September 26 - Cyprian Ekwensi, Nigerian writer (d. 2007)
*October 17 - George Mackay Brown, Scottish poet (d. 1996)
*November 22 - Brian Cleeve, Irish author (d. 2003)
*"date unknown"
**Israil Bercovici, dramatist and historian (d. 1988)


*March 22 - Ernest William Hornung, English author (b. 1866)
*May 5 - Alfred Hermann Fried, publicist (b. 1864)
*May 12 - Emilia Pardo Bazán, Spanish novelist (b. 1851)
*May 13 - Jean Aicard, French writer (b. 1848)
*June 5 - Georges Feydeau, French playwright (b. 1862)
*June 26 - Alfred Percy Sinnett, Theosophist author (b. 1840)
*July 4 - Antoni Grabowski, promoter of Esperanto (b. 1857)
*August 7 - Alexander Blok, Russian poet (b. 1880)
*August 20 - Ernest Daudet, novelist, historian and biographer
*October 10 - Otto von Gierke, German historian (b. 1841)
*"date unknown"
**Maximilian Berlitz, founder of Berlitz language schools (b. 1852)
**John Habberton, critic (b. 1842)


* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction: Walter de la Mare, "Memoirs of a Midget"
* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: Lytton Strachey, "Queen Victoria"
* Nobel Prize for Literature: Anatole France
* Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Zona Gale, "Miss Lulu Bett"
* Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: "no award given"
* Pulitzer Prize for the Novel : Edith Wharton - "The Age of Innocence"

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