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1903 in literature

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1903 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1903.

Contents

Events

  • January–December – Henry James's novel The Ambassadors is serialized in the monthly North American Review.
  • May 22 – Japanese philosophy student Misao Fujimura (藤村操, born 1886) carves a poem into a tree at Kegon Falls before committing suicide over unrequited love.
  • June 20 – Jack London's novel The Call of the Wild begins serialization in the Saturday Evening Post.
  • October 24 – Mark Twain moves to Florence (Italy).
  • December – The Prix Goncourt for French literature is awarded for the first time, to John Antoine Nau for his novel Force ennemie.
  • December 16 – The London County Council erects a plaque to novelist Charles Dickens (d. 1870) on his former home in Doughty Street.
  • William Foyle and his brother Gilbert establish the London bookselling business of Foyles.
  • Fiction

  • Pío Baroja – El Mayorazgo de Labra (Lord of Labraz, second of La Tierra Vasca – The Basque Country trilogy, 1900–1909)
  • Ioan A. Bassarabescu – Nuvele
  • Thio Tjin Boen – Tjerita Oeij Se
  • René Boylesve – Enfant à la Balustrade
  • Samuel Butler (died 1902) – The Way of All Flesh
  • Robert Erskine Childers – The Riddle of the Sands
  • Joseph Conrad – Typhoon and Other Stories (U.K. book publication)
  • Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Hueffer – Romance
  • Isabelle Eberhardt – Trimardeur (serialization begins)
  • John Fox, Jr. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come
  • Mary E. Wilkins Freeman – The Wind in the Rose Bush
  • George Gissing – The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft
  • Henry James – The Ambassadors
  • Jack London – The Call of the Wild
  • John Antoine Nau – Force ennemie
  • Frank Norris (posthumously) – The Pit
  • Marmaduke Pickthall – Said the Fisherman
  • Bram Stoker – The Jewel of Seven Stars
  • Jules Verne – Travel Scholarships (Bourses de voyage)
  • Mary Augusta Ward – Lady Rose's Daughter
  • Émile Zola – Vérité
  • Jerzy Żuławski – Na Srebrnym Globie (On the Silver Globe, first in the Trylogia Księżycowa – Lunar Trilogy)
  • Children and young people

  • L. Frank Baum – The Enchanted Island of Yew
  • Beatrix Potter – The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
  • Kate Douglas Wiggin – Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
  • Drama

  • Dusé Mohamed Ali – The Jew's Revenge
  • Jacinto Benavente – La noche del sábado (Saturday Night)
  • Haralamb Lecca – Cancer la inimă
  • W. Somerset Maugham – A Man of Honour
  • Ștefan Petică – Frații
  • George Bernard Shaw – Man and Superman (published)
  • J. M. Synge – In the Shadow of the Glen
  • Stanisław Wyspiański – Wyzwolenie ("Liberation")
  • Poetry

  • Giovanni Pascoli – Canti di Castelvecchio
  • Thomas Traherne (died 1674) – Poetical Works
  • W. B. Yeats – In the Seven Woods, being poems of the Irish heroic age
  • Non-fiction

  • Ada Cambridge – Thirty Years in Australia
  • E. K. Chambers – The Mediaeval Stage
  • W. E. B. Du Bois – The Souls of Black Folk
  • Helena Rutherfurd Ely – A Woman's Hardy Garden
  • Auguste Escoffier – Le Guide culinaire
  • G. E. Moore – Principia Ethica
  • John Morley – The Life of Gladstone
  • Alois Riegl – Der moderne Denkmalkultus, sein Wesen, seine Entstehung (The Modern Cult of Monuments: Its Character and Origin)
  • W. B. Yeats – Ideas of Good and Evil (essays)
  • Births

  • January 10 – E. Arnot Robertson, English novelist and broadcaster (died 1961)
  • February 11 – Alan Paton, South African novelist and activist (died 1988)
  • February 13 – Georges Simenon, Belgian crime writer (died 1989)
  • February 21 – Raymond Queneau, French poet (died 1976)
  • February 22 – Morley Callaghan, Canadian writer (died 1990)
  • February 24
  • Vladimir Bartol, Slovene author (died 1967)
  • Irène Némirovsky, Russian-born French novelist (died 1942)
  • June 8 – Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian novelist (died 1987)
  • June 18 – Raymond Radiguet, French author (died 1923)
  • June 25 – George Orwell, English novelist and journalist (died 1950)
  • July 10 – John Wyndham, English science fiction writer (died 1969)
  • September 5 – János Kemény, American-born Transylvanian Hungarian writer (died 1971)
  • September 9 – Edward Upward, English novelist and short story writer (died 2009)
  • September 10 – Cyril Connolly, English critic and writer (died 1974)
  • September 14 – Mart Raud, Estonian poet, playwright and writer (died 1980)
  • October 17 – Nathanael West, American novelist and screenwriter (died 1940)
  • October 28 – Evelyn Waugh, English novelist and critic (died 1966)
  • December 6 (November 23 OS) – Gaito Gazdanov, Russian-born novelist (died 1971)
  • December 10
  • Mary Norton, English children's writer (died 1992)
  • William Plomer (Robert Pagan), South African novelist, poet and literary editor (died 1973)
  • December 13 – Todhunter Ballard, American novelist (died 1980)
  • December 29 – Sergiu Dan, Romanian novelist and journalist (died 1976)
  • Unknown date – Dora Birtles, Australian poet and novelist (died 1992)
  • Deaths

  • January 22 – Augustus Hare, English biographer and travel writer (born 1834)
  • February 8 – Ada Ellen Bayly, English novelist (born 1857)
  • March 6 – Gaston Paris, French literary critic and scholar (born 1839)
  • March 8 – Josefina Wettergrund, Swedish writer (born 1830)
  • March 14 – Ernest Legouvé, French dramatist (born 1807)
  • April 29 – Paul Du Chaillu, French American travel writer (born c. 1831)
  • May 12 – Richard Henry Stoddard, American critic and poet (born 1825)
  • May 24 – Max O'Rell (Léon Paul Blouet), French journalist (born 1847)
  • June 12 – Claymoor, Romanian fashion and entertainment critic (born c. 1842)
  • July 11 – W. E. Henley, English poet (tuberculosis, born 1847)
  • August 31 – William Hastie, Scottish theologian (born 1842)
  • September 1 – Charles Bernard Renouvier, French philosopher (born 1815)
  • October 4 – Otto Weininger, Austrian philosopher (suicide, born 1880)
  • November 1 – Theodor Mommsen, German classical scholar and historian (born 1817)
  • November 19 – Hugh Stowell Scott (Henry Seton Merriman), English novelist (born 1862)
  • December 28 – George Gissing, English novelist (emphysema, born 1857)
  • Awards

  • Prix Goncourt: John Antoine Nau for Force ennemie
  • Nobel Prize for Literature: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
  • References

    1903 in literature Wikipedia


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