20th C. British List

TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITISH LIST

Poetry:
• Thomas Hardy, Wessex Poems & Other Verses (1898): “Hap,” “Neutral Tones,” “I Look Into My Glass,” Poems of the Past and Present (1901): “The Darkling Thrush,” “A Broken Appointment,” “The Self-Unseeing,” Satires of Circumstance (1914): “Channel Firing,” “The Convergence of the Twain,” “The Workbox”
• Rupert Brooke (1914): “The Dead,” “The Soldier”
• Siegfried Sassoon (1917-18): “A Working Party,” “The Rear Guard,” “Glory of Women,”“Repression of War Experience” (1917-1918)
• Wilfred Owen (1917-18): “Anthem for Doomed Youth,” “Exposure,” “The Dead-Beat,” “Dulce et Decorum Est,” “Strange Meeting” (1917-18)
• W. B. Yeats, The Rose (1893): “The Lake Isle of Innisfree,” In the Seven Woods (1904): “Adam’s Curse,” Responsibilities (1914): “A Coat,” The Wild Swans at Coole (1919): “The Wild Swans at Coole,” Michael Robartes & the Dancer (1921): “Easter, 1916,” “The Second Coming,” “A Prayer for My Daughter,” The Tower (1928): “Sailing to Byzantium,” “Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen,” “Leda and the Swan,” “Among School Children,” The Winding Stair (1933): “Byzantium,” “Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop,” New Poems (1938): “Lapis Lazuli,” Last Poems (1939): “The Circus Animals’ Desertion”
• T. S. Eliot, Prufrock & Other Observations (1917): “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” “Hysteria,” “La Figlia Che Piange”; Poems (1920): “Gerontion”; The Waste Land (1922); “The Hollow Men” (1925); “Journey of the Magi (1927); Four Quartets” (1943)
• W. H. Auden, “The Secret Agent” (1928), “A Bride in the 30’s” (1934), “As I Walked Out One Evening” (1937) “Musee des Beaux-Arts” (1938), “Twelve Songs” (1935-8), “In Memory of W.B. Yeats” (1939), “Their Lonely Betters” (1950), “Et in Arcadia Ego” (1964), “I Am Not A Camera” (1969)
• Dylan Thomas, (1933-1952): “A Process in the Weather of the Heart,” “The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower,” “And Death Shall Have No Dominion,” “A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London,” ““Vision & Prayer,” “Fern Hill,” “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night”
• Philip Larkin, “Church Going” (1955), “Talking in Bed” (1964), “Ambulances” (1964), “High Windows” (1974), “This Be the Verse” (1974), “Aubade” (1977)
• Ted Hughes, The Hawk in the Rain (1957): “Wind,” “The Thought-Fox,” Lupercal (1960): “Relic,” “Pike,” Crow (1970): “Crow’s Last Stand,” Birthday Letters (1998): “Daffodils”
• Seamus Heaney, “Digging” (1966), “The Grauballe Man” (1969), “Punishment” (1975), “The Skunk” (1979)
• Derek Walcott, “A Far Cry from Africa” (1962), “The Schooner Flight (1979)
• Linton Kwesi Johnson, “Inglan is a Bitch,” “Mi Revalueshanary Fren” 1980s
 
Nonfiction & Essays:
• Joseph Conrad, Preface to The Nigger of the ‘Narcissus,’ 1897
• T.E. Hulme, “Romanticism and Classicism,” 1911
• Virginia Woolf, “Modern Fiction,” 1919 and “Mr. Bennet and Mrs. Brown,” 1924
• T. S. Eliot, “Tradition & the Individual Talent,” “Hamlet & His Problems,” 1921
• E. M. Forster, Aspects of the Novel, 1927
• James Wood, “Hysterical Realism,” 2000 and “Tell Me How Does It Feel,” 2001
• Zadie Smith, “This is How it Feels,” 2001

Short Stories:
• Henry James, “The Jolly Corner,” “In the Cage” (1898), ”Beast in the Jungle” (1903)
• James Joyce, Dubliners, 1914
• Katherine Mansfield, “Garden Party,” “Prelude,” “Bliss,” “At the Bay,” 1912-1923

Drama:
• Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot, 1952
• John Osborne, Look Back In Anger, 1956
• Samuel Beckett, Endgame, 1957
• Harold Pinter, The Birthday Party, 1957
• Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, 1974

Novels:
• Henry James, What Maisie Knew, 1897
• Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim, 1900
• Henry James, The Turn of the Screw, 1901
• Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, 1902
• Henry James, The Ambassadors, 1903
• E. M. Forster, Howards End, 1910
• James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 1915
• D.H. Lawrence, Women in Love, 1920
• James Joyce, Ulysses, 1922
• Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway, 1925
• Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse, 1927
• D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, 1928
• Virginia Woolf, The Waves, 1931
• Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited, 1945
• Christopher Isherwood, Prater Violet 1945
• Samuel Beckett, Molloy, 1941/53
• Graham Greene, The End of the Affair, 1951
• Iris Murdoch, The Bell, 1958
• V. S. Naipaul, A House for Mr. Biswas, 1961
• Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, 1961
• Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart, 1962
• Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook, 1962
• Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea, 1966
• J.G. Ballard, Crash, 1973
• Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children, 1988
• Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day, 1989
• A.S. Byatt, Possession, 1990
• J. M. Coetzee, Disgrace, 1999
• Zadie Smith, White Teeth, 2000
• Ian McEwan, Atonement, 2001
• David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas, 2004
• Ian McEwan, Saturday, 2005
• Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go, 2005

 

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