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Chicago World's Fair ; first gasoline-powered automobile
1893
The Red Bage of Courage ; motion-picture developed
1895
Gold discovered in the Klondike
1896
Spanish-American War
1898
Wright brothers make first airplane flight
1903
WWI begins
1914
US enters WWI
1917
WWI ends
1918
Modern Chivalry
Brackenridge
Wieland
Brown
The Rise of Silas Lapham
Howells
Daisy Miller
James
Washington Square
James
The American
James
The Wings of the Dove
James
The Ambassadors
James
The Golden Bowl
James
The Octopus
Norris
McTeague
Norris
Sister Carrie
Dreiser
An American Tragedy
Dreiser
The Awakening
Chopin
The Age of Innocence
Wharton
Ethan Frome
Wharton
Main Street
Lewis
Babbitt
Lewis
Manhattan Transfer
Passos
U.S.A.
Passos
Studs Lonigan
Farrell
The Sun Also Rises
Hemingway
The Sound and the Fury
Faulkner
The Grapes of Wrath
Steinbeck
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Baldwin
black
Invisible Man
Ellison
black
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Hurston
black
Song of Solomon
Morrison
black
The Color of Purple
Walker
black
House Made of Dawn
Momaday
black
Love Medicine
Erdich
black
The Promised Land
Antin
immigrant
The Jungle
Sinclair
immigrant
Giants in the Earth
Robinson
immigrant
The Barrio Boy
Gallarza
immigrant
Nobel Prizes first awarded in...
1901
Nobel Prize for economics first awarded in...
1969
American Winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature
Lewis
O'Neill
Buck
Faulkner
Hemingway
Steinbeck
Bellow
Singer
Milosz
Brodsky
Morrison
Frontier "closed" to new people moving there
1890
invented the x-rays
Adams
How the Other Half Lives
took pictures of the poor
Riis
those whose unpleasant task it was to rake over the corruption in American society and so expose it to light
muckrakers
The Shame of Cities
Steffens
Looking Backward: 2000-1887
predicted life would be in 2000
Bellamy
notihng more and nothing less than the truthful treatment of material
realism
Father of Naturalism
Zola
two forces at work on a man in naturalism
heredity
environment
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
Crane
first American Naturalistic novel
Four Leading Naturalists
Norris
London
Crane
Dreiser
Swedish chemist who created dynamite
Nobel
Nobel
set up $9 million fun
(Nobel Prizes)
Nobel Prize
each prize a little over $1 million
must have done something to promote peace
international
Nobel Peace Prizes are given at...
Oslo, Norway
all other Nobel Prizes are given at...
Stockholm, Sweden
Nobel Prizes are given on...
December 10
the anniversary of Nobel's death
Pulitzer
his will is overseen by Columbia University
only given to Americans
first given in 1917
given to title
Crane
youngest of 14 children
child of Methodist minister
grew up in NJ
wanted to be a baseball player
shipwrecked in Cuba
died of TB
The Red Badge of Courage
Crane
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
Crane
wrote under a pseudynom
The Open Boat
Crane
about the sea
injured/rude captain
captain lives
Billie - kind
Billie dies
small 10 ft boat
the oiler
"War is Kind"
Crane
realistic/romantic views of war
the killed will go to heaven
war is good/war is tragic
Northeaster
Homer
The Scream of Shrapnelat at San Juan Hil, Cuba
Remington
Cather
born in VA
grew up in NE
U of NE
high school englsih teacher
managing editor of McClure's Magazine
The Troll Garden
Cather
short story collection
icludes "the Sculptor's Funeral"
O Pioneers!
Cather
The Song of the Lark
Cather
My Antonia
Cather
"The Sculptor's Funeral"
Cather
little kansas town
Jim (pupil)
some vernacular
about life in the wast
Mr. Merrick
Philip Phelps
Thompson
Steavens
Mrs. Merrick
Harvey Merrick
Annie
Martin
talking about funeral
Reuben
Sayer
said bad things about dead Merrick
"A Wagner Matinee"
Cather
"thousands of farm women suffering alone in their kitchens, living in a strange world amidst familiar lives out with endless chores and fears"
describes Cather
A Lost Lady
Cather
The Professor's House
Cather
London
born in San Francisco
father was an astrologer
mother was a medium
illegal "oyster pirate"
jailed in Japan
read up to 19 hours a day
went to U of Cali but didnt like it
went to the Yukon, but only came back with inspiration
The Call of the Wind
London
The Sea-Wolf
London
Martin Eden
London
autobiographical
Robinson
Maine- used experiences to form Tilbury Twon in his stories
lived in Greenwich Village
won three Pulitzers in Lit
"new poetry"
The Torrent and the Night Before
Robinson
paid for the printing
The Children of the Night
Robinson
paid for the printing
Captain Craig
Robinson
friends published
The Town Down the River
Robinson
Rooselvelt influenced the publication of
master of dramatic monologue
Robinson
wrote long narratives about King Arthur's Court
Robinson
Merlin
Robinson
Lancelot
Robinson
Tristram
Robinson
"outer seriousness" and "inner humor"
Robinson
"Richard Cory"
Robinson
handsome lonely man killed himself
"Miniver Cheevy"
Robinson
wished for medevial times
"Mr. Flood's Party"
Robinson
Flood is alone
looking down on Tilbury Town
talks to himself
drunk
"auld lang syne"
Masters
born in Kansas
lived in Illinois
lawyer in Chicago
Spoon River- imaginary town in his stories
Spoon River Anthology
Masters
tradgedies of small middle western towns
Across Spoon River
Masters
autobiographical
"George Gray"
Masters
from Spoon River Anthology
was afraid to do anything
"Lucinda Matlock"
Masters
from Spoon River Anthology
had happy/bad times
Davis-husband
had 12 children 8 died
enjoyed life
died at 96
"Fiddler Jones
Masters
from Spoon River Anthology
"To Build a Fire"
London
about the Yukon
freezing cold temps
husky dog
3ft of ice and 3 ft of snow
lunch freezes
broke through ice
fleash burns
thinks about killding dog for warmth
runs around for warmth
man sits down and dies