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2019: List of Centennials

Literary Centennials

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Jan 8, 4:08pm Top

This group seems to have slipped into abeyance, but here are some lists to help us possibly revive it. Obviously there are just a handful here, but enough to give you an idea of what and who is out there. So go ahead, pick an author or book and give it a go. Start a thread on any of them, but please use the date of the year at the beginning to help others. Here is the group page with examples: https://www.librarything.com/groups/literarycentennials

Authors born in 1919:

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Robert Heilbroner
Primo Levi
Iris Murdoch
J D Salinger

Authors born in 1819:

George Eliot
Charles Kingsley
Herman Melville
John Ruskin
Walt Whitman

Authors born in 1619:

Cyrano de Bergerac

Books published in 1919:

The ABC of Communism by Nikolai Bukharin
Demain by Hermann Hesse
In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka
The Moon and Sixpence by W Somerset Maugham
La Symphonie Pastorale by André Gide
Valmouth by Ronald Firbank
The Waning of the Middle Ages by Johan Huizinga
The War Poems of Siefried Sassoon by Siegfried Sassoon
William: An Englishman by Cicely Hamilton
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson

Books published in 1819:

The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott
The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr by E T A Hoffmann
The Vampire by John Polidori
The World as Will and Representation by Arthur Schopenhauer

Books published in 1719:

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Jan 8, 4:39pm Top

>1 SassyLassy: Glad you woke it up.

I just happen to have Winesburg, Ohio right to hand, and thinking I should read it. In fact, determined to dispose of an extra copy. LMK if anyone would like it (free)

Jan 18, 1:14am Top

>1 SassyLassy: Thank you! One of my reading goals this year is to read the 3 remaining novels of George Eliot that I have not yet read, and now I have even more incentive!

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