1932 in literature

1932 in literature

The year 1932 in literature involved some significant events and new books.


*E. V. Knox replaces Sir Owen Seaman as editor of "Punch" magazine.
*Samuel Beckett's first novel, "Dream of Fair to Middling Women", is rejected by several publishers.
*W. B. Yeats rents a house in Dublin.
*The New Poetry (Thơ mới) period began, marked by an article and a poem of Phan Khôi, beginning Modern Literature in Vietnam.

New books

*Laura Adams Armer - "Waterless Mountain"
*Henry Bellamann - "The Richest Woman in Town"
*John Buchan - "The Gap in the Curtain"
*Pearl S. Buck - "Sons"
*Edgar Rice Burroughs - "Tarzan Triumphant"
*Erskine Caldwell - "Tobacco Road"
*Morley Callaghan - "A Broken Journey"
*Louis-Ferdinand Céline - "Journey to the End of the Night"
*Colette - "Le Pur et L'Impur"
*A. J. Cronin - "Three Loves"
*John Dos Passos - "1919"
*William Faulkner - "Light in August"
*Lion Feuchtwanger - "Josephus"
*Rudolph Fisher - "The Conjure Man Dies: A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem"
*Elena Fortún - "Celia en el colegio"
*Lewis Grassic Gibbon - "Sunset Song"
*Stella Gibbons - "Cold Comfort Farm"
*Ellen Glasgow - "The Sheltered Life"
*Herman Hesse - "Journey to the East"
*Aldous Huxley - "Brave New World"
*W. Somerset Maugham - "The Narrow Corner"
*Nancy Mitford - "Christmas Pudding"
*Vladimir Nabokov
**"Laughter in the Dark"
*Charles Nordhoff & James Norman Hall - "Mutiny on the Bounty"
*Anthony Powell - "Venusberg"
*Ellery Queen - "The Greek Coffin Mystery"
*Ellery Queen - "The Egyptian Cross Mystery"
*Damon Runyon - "Guys and Dolls"
*Isaac Bashevis Singer - "Satan in Goray"
*Thorne Smith - "Topper Takes a Trip"
*Wallace Thurman - "Infants Of The Spring"
*Sigrid Undset
**"Burning Bush"
**"The Son Avenger"
*Hugh Walpole - "The Fortress"
*Evelyn Waugh - "Black Mischief"
*Laura Ingalls Wilder - "Little House in the Big Woods"
*Charles Williams - "The Greater Trumps"

New drama

*Elias Canetti - "Die Hochzeit (The Wedding)"
*Noel Coward - "Design for Living"
*George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber - "Dinner at Eight"
*Marcel Pagnol - "Fanny"


*W. H. Auden - "The Orators"
*Cecil Day-Lewis - "From Feathers To Iron"
*"An "Objectivist's" Anthology"
*Boris Pasternak - "The Second Birth"


*Henri Bergson - "Les deux sources de la morale et de la religion (The Two Sources of Morality and Religion)"
*Bernard DeVoto - "Mark Twain's America"
*T. S. Eliot - "Selected Essays, 1917-1932" (1932)
*John Steinbeck - "The Pastures of Heaven"


*January 18 - Robert Anton Wilson, author
*February 7 - Gay Talese, author
*February 16 - Aharon Appelfeld, novelist and poet
*March 18 - John Updike, novelist and poet
*March 31 - John Jakes, novelist
*May 7 - Jenny Joseph, poet
*June 5 - Christy Brown, "My Left Foot" author (d. 1981)
*August 17 - V. S. Naipaul, novelist
*September 7 - Malcolm Bradbury, novelist (d. 2000)
*October 27 - Sylvia Plath, poet
*"unknown date" - Troy Kennedy Martin, scriptwriter


*January 21 - Lytton Strachey, biographer
*February 10 - Edgar Wallace, crime writer
*March 16 - Harold Monro, poet
*April 20 - Giuseppe Peano, philosopher
*April 26 - Hart Crane, poet
*May 22 - Augusta, Lady Gregory, dramatist
*June 17 - Sir John Quick, politician and author
*July 6 - Kenneth Grahame, "Wind in the Willows" author
*July 20 - René Bazin, novelist
*July 22 - J. Meade Falkner, "Moonfleet" author
*November 23 - Henry S. Whitehead, American author


*James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction: Helen de Guerry Simpson, "Boomerang"
*James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: Stephen Gwynn, "The Life of Mary Kingsley"
*Newbery Medal for children's literature: Laura Adams Armer, "Waterless Mountain"
*Nobel Prize for literature: John Galsworthy
*Pulitzer Prize for Drama: George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, Ira Gershwin, "Of Thee I Sing"
*Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: George Dillon: "The Flowering Stone"
*Pulitzer Prize for the Novel: Pearl S. Buck: "The Good Earth"

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