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1936 in literature

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1936 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1936.

Contents

Events

  • August 18 – The 38-year-old Spanish dramatist, Federico García Lorca, is arrested by Francoist militia during the White Terror and is never seen alive again. His brother-in-law, Manuel Fernández-Montesinos, the leftist mayor of Granada, is shot the same day. Lorca's play The House of Bernarda Alba (La casa de Bernarda Alba), completed on June 19, will not be performed until 1945.
  • November 6 – Following its United States publication in 1934, the United Kingdom authorities decide they will not prosecute or seize copies of James Joyce's 1922 novel Ulysses.
  • November 23 – Life magazine begins publication as a weekly news magazine in the United States under the management of Henry Luce.
  • Scottish-born university teacher of English literature J. I. M. Stewart writing as Michael Innes publishes his first (lighthearted) crime novel Death at the President's Lodging, set in Oxford and introducing his long-running character Detective Inspector John Appleby of Scotland Yard.
  • The Carnegie Medal for excellence in children's literature is established by the Library Association in the United Kingdom. The first winner is Arthur Ransome for Pigeon Post.
  • Fiction

  • Felipe Alfau – Locos: A Comedy of Gestures
  • Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana – Layar Terkembang (With Sails Unfurled)
  • Jorge Amado – Sea of Death (Mar Morto)
  • Eric Ambler – The Dark Frontier
  • Arturo Ambrogi – El Jetón
  • Henry Bellamann – The Gray Man Walks
  • Stephen Vincent Benét – "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (short story, published in The Saturday Evening Post)
  • Georges Bernanos – The Diary of a Country Priest
  • Arna Bontemps – Black Thunder
  • Carol Ryrie Brink – Caddie Woodlawn
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs – Tarzan's Quest
  • James M. Cain – Double Indemnity
  • Morley Callaghan – Now that April's Here and Other Stories
  • Karel Čapek – War with the Newts (Válka s mloky)
  • John Dickson Carr
  • The Arabian Nights Murder
  • The Punch and Judy Murders (as by Carter Dickson)
  • Willa Cather – Not Under Forty
  • Louis-Ferdinand Céline – Death on the Installment Plan (Mort à crédit)
  • Peter Cheyney – This Man is Dangerous
  • Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot novels
  • The A.B.C. Murders
  • Cards on the Table
  • Murder in Mesopotamia
  • Robert P. Tristram Coffin – John Dawn
  • Carmen de Icaza - Cristina Guzmán
  • John Dos Passos – The Big Money
  • William Pène du Bois – Otto at Sea
  • Daphne du Maurier – Jamaica Inn
  • Walter D. Edmonds – Drums Along the Mohawk
  • Mircea Eliade – Miss Christina (Domnișoara Christina)
  • William Faulkner – Absalom, Absalom!
  • Margaret Flint – The Old Ashburn Place
  • Konstantine Gamsakhurdia – Stealing the Moon (Georgian: მთვარის მოტაცება)
  • Jean Giono – Joy of Man's Desiring (Que ma joie demeure)
  • Graham Greene – A Gun for Sale
  • Winifred Holtby – South Riding
  • Aldous Huxley – Eyeless in Gaza
  • Michael Innes – Death at the President’s Lodging
  • C. L. R. James – Minty Alley
  • Mikheil Javakhishvili – A Woman's Burden (Georgian: ქალის ტვირთი, Qalis tvirti)
  • Storm Jameson
  • None Turn Back (The Mirror in Darkness III)
  • In the Second Year
  • Arthur Joseph – Dark Metropolis
  • Leo Kiacheli – Gvadi Bigva
  • Jonathan Latimer – The Lady in the Morgue
  • Jean de La Varende – Leather-Nose (Nez-de-Cuir)
  • Haniel Long – Interlinear to Cabeza de Vaca
  • Clare Boothe Luce – The Women
  • Andrew Lytle – The Long Night
  • A. E. W. Mason – Fire Over England
  • Margaret Mitchell – Gone with the Wind
  • Naomi Mitchison – The Fourth Pig
  • John A. Moroso – Nobody's Buddy
  • George Orwell – Keep the Aspidistra Flying
  • John Cowper Powys – Maiden Castle
  • Premchand – Godaan (Hindi: गोदान, Gōdān, "The Gift of a Cow")
  • Ellery Queen – Halfway House
  • Ayn Rand – We the Living
  • Erich Maria Remarque – Three Comrades (Drei Kameraden)
  • Kate Roberts – Traed mewn cyffion (Feet in the stocks)
  • Sim Hun – Sangnoksu (Hangul: 상록수; Hanja: 常綠樹; "Evergreen (Tree)"; serialization concludes & book publication)
  • Israel Joshua Singer – The Brothers Ashkenazi (Di brider Ashkenazy, in book format)
  • John Steinbeck – In Dubious Battle
  • Rex Stout – The Rubber Band
  • Phoebe Atwood Taylor
  • The Crimson Patch
  • Out of Order
  • Frank Thiess – Tsushima
  • Aleksey Tolstoy – «Золотой ключик, или Приключения Буратино» (The Golden Key, or The Adventures of Buratino)
  • S. S. Van Dine – The Kidnap Murder Case
  • Vũ Trọng Phụng – Số đỏ (Dumb Luck)
  • Ethel Lina White – The Wheel Spins (later The Lady Vanishes)
  • Children and young people

  • Edward Ardizzone – Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain (Journal d'un curé de campagne)
  • M. E. Atkinson – August Adventure
  • Carol Ryrie Brink – Caddie Woodlawn
  • Noel Langley – The Tale of the Land of Green Ginger
  • Munro Leaf – The Story of Ferdinand
  • John A. Moroso – Nobody's Buddy
  • Carola Oman – Ferry the Fearless
  • Arthur Ransome – Pigeon Post
  • Lester Basil Sinclair (as John Mystery) – Why Cows Moo
  • Noel Streatfeild – Ballet Shoes (illustrated by Ruth Gervis)
  • Barbara Euphan Todd – Worzel Gummidge (first in the Worzel Gummidge series of eleven books)
  • Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy – The Golden Key, or the Adventures of Buratino
  • Drama

  • W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood – The Ascent of F6
  • S. N. Behrman – End of Summer
  • Bertolt Brecht – Round Heads and Pointed Heads (Die Rundköpfe und die Spitzköpfe)
  • Noël Coward – Tonight at 8:30 and Present Laughter
  • Mazo de la Roche and Nancy Price – Whiteoaks
  • Harley Granville-Barker – Waste (first public performance, 1927 version; originally written 1906)
  • George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart – You Can't Take It with You
  • Sinclair Lewis and John C. Moffitt – It Can't Happen Here (dramatisation)
  • Federico García Lorca – The House of Bernarda Alba (La casa de Bernarda Alba; written)
  • Clare Boothe Luce – The Women
  • Terence Rattigan – French Without Tears
  • Irwin Shaw – Bury the Dead
  • Ödön von Horváth
  • Don Juan kommt aus dem Krieg ("Don Juan Comes Back From the War")
  • Figaro läßt sich scheiden ("Figaro Gets a Divorce")
  • Poetry

  • W. H. Auden – Look, Stranger!
  • Gottfried Benn – Ausgewählte Gedichte (Selected Poems)
  • T. S. Eliot – Collected Poems 1909–35 including "Burnt Norton", first of the Four Quartets
  • Patrick Kavanagh – Ploughman, and Other Poems
  • Michael Roberts (ed.) – The Faber Book of Modern Verse
  • Dylan Thomas – Twenty-five Poems
  • W. B. Yeats (ed.) – The Oxford Book of Modern Verse 1892–1935
  • Non-fiction

  • A. J. Ayer – Language, Truth, and Logic
  • John Dickson Carr – The Murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey
  • Graham Greene – Journey Without Maps
  • Carl Gustav Jung – The Idea of Redemption in Alchemy (Die Erlösungsvorstellungen in der Alchemie)
  • John Maynard Keynes – The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money
  • Osbert Lancaster – Progress at Pelvis Bay
  • F. R. Leavis – Revaluation: Tradition and Development in English Poetry
  • C. S. Lewis – The Allegory of Love
  • Edwin Muir – Scott and Scotland
  • George Orwell – "Bookshop Memories"
  • Olavi Paavolainen – Kolmannen valtakunnan vieraana (Guest of the Third Reich)
  • J. R. R. Tolkien – "Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics" (version of a lecture)
  • Births

  • January 10 – Stephen E. Ambrose, American historian (died 2002)
  • February 18 – Jean M. Auel, American historical novelist
  • March 1 – Jean-René Huguenin, French novelist and literary critic (died in 1962)
  • March 7 – Georges Perec, French novelist, filmmaker and essayist (died 1982)
  • April 30 – Viktor Likhonosov, Soviet Russian writer and editor
  • May 23 – Ian Kennedy Martin, English scriptwriter and novelist
  • May 27 – Ivo Brešan, Croatian playwright, novelist, screenwriter and satirist (died 2016)
  • June 3
  • Duff Hart-Davis, English biographer and journalist
  • Larry McMurtry, American novelist, essayist and screenwriter
  • June 23 – Richard Bach, American novelist and non-fiction writer
  • June 24 – J. H. Prynne, English poet
  • June 29 – David Rudkin, English playwright
  • July 22 – Tom Robbins, American novelist
  • August 24 – A. S. Byatt, English novelist
  • September 20 – Andrew Davies, Welsh novelist and screenwriter
  • October 5 – Václav Havel, Czech dramatist and first president of Czech Republic (died 2011)
  • November 17 – John Wells, English satirical writer and actor (died 1998)
  • November 20 – Don DeLillo, American novelist
  • November 25 – William McIlvanney, Scottish novelist, short story writer and poet (died 2015)
  • November 27 – Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (died 2005)
  • December 1 – Ma Văn Kháng, Vietnamese writer
  • December 5 – Lewis Nkosi, Zulu writer (died 2010)
  • December 11 – Ingvar Moe, Norwegian poet, novelist and children's writer (died 1993)
  • December 17 – Frank Martinus Arion, Curaçaoan novelist and poet (died 2015)
  • Unknown date – Victor Watson, English children's writer and academic
  • Deaths

  • January 5 – Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Spanish dramatist and novelist (born 1866)
  • January 17 – Mateiu Caragiale, Romanian novelist and poet (stroke, born 1885)
  • January 18 – Rudyard Kipling, English writer and Nobel laureate (born 1865)
  • February 8 – Rahel Sanzara, German dancer, actress and novelist (cancer, born 1894)
  • February 23 – Lidia Veselitskaya (V. Mikulich), Russian novelist, memoirist and translator (born 1857)
  • March 1 – Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian poet, musician and novelist (born 1872)
  • March 16 – Marguerite Durand, French actress and journalist (born 1864)
  • April 30 – A. E. Housman, English poet (born 1859)
  • June 11 – Robert E. Howard, American fantasy writer (suicide, born 1906)
  • June 12 – M. R. James, English ghost story writer and scholar (born 1862)
  • June 14
  • G. K. Chesterton, English novelist, poet and Catholic apologist (born 1874)
  • Maxim Gorky, Russian dramatist (born 1868)
  • July 25 – Donald Maxwell, English travel writer and illustrator (born 1877)
  • August 8 – Mourning Dove, Native American writer (born 1884)
  • August 15 – Grazia Deledda, Sardinian writer and Nobel laureate (born 1871)
  • August 19 – Federico García Lorca, Spanish dramatist and poet (shot, born 1898)
  • October 5 – J. Slauerhoff, Dutch poet and novelist (born 1898)
  • November 12 – Stefan Grabiński, Polish horror writer (born 1887)
  • December 10 – Luigi Pirandello, Italian dramatist and novelist (born 1867)
  • December 24 – Frances Garnet Wolseley, 2nd Viscountess Wolseley, English horticulturist and garden writer (born 1872)
  • December 27 – Kristína Royová, Slovak novelist, religious writer and poet (born 1860)
  • December 28 – John Cornford, English poet (killed in action, born 1915)
  • December 31 – Miguel de Unamuno, Spanish novelist, poet and scholar (born 1864)
  • Awards

  • Carnegie Medal for children's literature: Arthur Ransome, Pigeon Post
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction: Winifred Holtby, South Riding
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: Edward Sackville West, A Flame in Sunlight: The Life and Work of Thomas de Quincey
  • Newbery Medal for children's literature: Carol Ryrie Brink, Caddie Woodlawn
  • Nobel Prize for literature: Eugene Gladstone O'Neill
  • Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Robert E. Sherwood, Idiot's Delight
  • Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Robert P. Tristram Coffin: Strange Holiness
  • Pulitzer Prize for the Novel: Harold L. Davis – Honey in the Horn
  • In fiction

  • William Boyd – The Blue Afternoon (1993)
  • Sebastian Faulks – The Girl at the Lion d'Or (1989)
  • Brian Friel – Dancing at Lughnasa (play, 1990)
  • Philip Kerr – March Violets (1989)
  • Anthony Powell – Casanova's Chinese Restaurant (1960)
  • References

    1936 in literature Wikipedia


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