1947 in literature


1947 in literature

The year 1947 in literature involved some significant events and new books.

Events

*"The Diary of Anne Frank" is published for the first time.
*Jack Kerouac makes the journey which he will later chronicle in his book "On the Road".
*Dorothy Parker divorces Alan Campbell for the first time.
*Dalton Trumbo refuses to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Ring Lardner, Jr., attends, but refuses to answer any questions.
*Kenneth Arnold witnesses nine Flying saucers, starting a huge amount of enthuisiasm in science fiction writers and scientists.

New books

*Cynthia Asquith - "This Mortal Coil"
*Carolyn Sherwin Bailey - "Miss Hickory"
*François Boyer - "Les Jeux Inconnus"
*Ray Bradbury - "Dark Carnival"
*Margaret Wise Brown - "Goodnight Moon"
*Edgar Rice Burroughs - "Tarzan and the Foreign Legion"
*Italo Calvino - "The Path to the Nest of Spiders"
*Albert Camus - "The Plague" ("La Peste")
*Thomas B. Costain - "The Moneyman"
*Jean Genet - "Querelle de Brest"
*Robert A. Heinlein - "Rocket Ship Galileo"
*William Hope Hodgson - "Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder"
*Carl Jacobi - "Revelations in Black"
*Yasunari Kawabata - "Snow Country"
*Fritz Leiber, Jr. - "Night's Black Agents"
*Malcolm Lowry - "Under the Volcano"
*Thomas Mann - "Doctor Faustus"
*Gabriel García Márquez - "Eyes of a Blue Dog"
*W. Somerset Maugham
**"Creatures of Circumstance"
**"Theatre"
*Oscar Micheaux - "Masquerade, a Historical Novel"
*James A. Michener - "Tales of the South Pacific"
*W.O. Mitchell - "Who Has Seen the Wind?"
*Alberto Moravia - "The Woman of Rome" ("La Romana")
*Willard Motley - "Knock On Any Door"
*Vladimir Nabokov - "Bend Sinister"
*Cesare Pavese - "Il compagno"
*Arthur Ransome - "Great Northern?"
*Samuel Shellabarger - "Prince of Foxes"
*Mickey Spillane - "I, the Jury"
*John Steinbeck - "The Pearl"
*Rex Stout - "Too Many Women"
*Philip Toynbee - "Tea with Mrs Goodman"
*Boris Vian - "Froth on the Daydream"
*Evelyn Waugh - "The Loved One"
*Jack Williamson - "With Folded Hands"

New drama

*Jean Anouilh - "L'Invitation au Chateau (Ring Round the Moon)"
*Jean Genet - "Les bonnes (The Maids)"
*Arthur Miller - "All My Sons"
*Tennessee Williams - "A Streetcar Named Desire"

Poetry

*Kingsley Amis - "Bright November"
*August Derleth editor - ""
*Abba Kovner - "Ad Lo-Or ("Until No-Light")"

Non-fiction

*Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer - "Dialectic of Enlightenment".
*Emil Brunner - "The Divine Imperative".
*L. Sprague de Camp - "The Evolution of Naval Weapons".
*Bernard DeVoto - "Across the Wide Missouri".
*Walter Lippmann - "The Cold War".
*George Orwell - "Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool".
*Samuel Putnam - "".

Births

* February 3 - Paul Auster, novelist
* April 12 - Tom Clancy, novelist
* June 19 - Salman Rushdie, author
* September 21 - Stephen King, author
* October 19 - Giorgio Cavazzano, comics artist and illustrator

Deaths

*February 1 - J. D. Beresford, short story writer
*February 15 - Margaret Marshall Saunders, Canadian author
*April 24 - Willa Cather
*November 12 - Baroness Orczy, "Scarlet Pimpernel" author
*December 7 - Tristan Bernard - French writer and lawyer
*December 15 - Arthur Machen, journalist, novelist and short story writer
*"date unknown" - Anna Wickham, poet

Awards

* Frost Medal: Gustav Davidson
* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction: L. P. Hartley, "Eustace and Hilda"
* James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: Rev. C. C. E. Raven, "English Naturalists from Neckham to Ray"
* Newbery Medal for children's literature: Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, "Miss Hickory"
* Nobel Prize for literature: André Gide
* Premio Nadal: Miguel Delibes, "La sombra del ciprés es alargada"
* Pulitzer Prize for Drama: "no award given"
* Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Robert Lowell: "Lord Weary's Castle"
* Pulitzer Prize for the Novel: Robert Penn Warren - "All the King's Men"


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 1947 in New Zealand — Population * Estimated Population as of 31 December: 1,817,500 http://www.stats.govt.nz/NR/rdonlyres/24107FC8 E7B5 4CF2 B17C 15E31CCA7D05/0/HistoricalPop.xls] * Increase since 31/12/1946: 36,300 (2.04%) * Males per 100 Females: 100.3 Incumbents… …   Wikipedia

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

  • Literature of the Kingdom of Mysore — The Kingdom of Mysore (Kannada: ಮೈಸೂರು ಸಾಮ್ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ, 1399 1947) was founded by Yaduraya in 1399 as a feudatory of the Vijayanagara Empire and became an independent kingdom in the early 17th century after the decline of the Empire. Though… …   Wikipedia

  • 1947 — This article is about the year 1947. Millennium: 2nd millennium Centuries: 19th century – 20th century – 21st century Decades: 1910s  1920s  1930s  – 1940s –  1950s   …   Wikipedia

  • literature in Taiwan — The 1980s, a decade which lingered between the aftermath of the Nativist Literature debate of 1977 and the lifting of martial law in 1987, saw the emergence of the ‘trilogy’ (daho xiaoshuo) in Taiwanese literature. Li Qiao’s Cold Night: A Trilogy …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • Literature( and theater) —    While the literature of the 1920s is mostly remembered for the “lost generation” of writers who were disaffected, alienated, and often out of the country, the 1930s in particular are remembered for the novels of social protest and social… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • Literature, Burmese /Modern —    Because of Western influences, Burmese literature had undergone great changes by the beginning of the 20th century. One was the appearance of the novel. In the Burmese (Myanmar) language, novel is translated as ka la paw wut htu, the day s… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • literature, Indian —    The somewhat reluctant granting of independence to India and Pakistan in 1947, and similar measures legally according national recognition and sovereignty to British Asian, Caribbean, and East African communities approximately a decade later,… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • Literature and The Holocaust —    The literature of the Holocaust consists of all the literary responses to the destruction of European Jewry, including survivor testimony, diaries of victims, memoirs of survivors, and documents collected by the Jewish community in the form of …   Historical dictionary of the Holocaust

  • 1947 in Australia — Infobox Australian year monarch = George VI governor general = Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, then William McKell pm =Ben Chifley population = 7,579,358 australian = elections =VIC, NSW, QLD, WA, SA See also: 1946 in Australia, other events of …   Wikipedia