World Literature

Historical Events

Literary Movements

Medieval

500 AD - 1500 AD

Renaissance

1500 - 1670

Enlightenment

1700 - 1800

Romantic

1798 - 1870

Realism

1820 - 1920

Transcendentalist

1830 - 1860

Victorian

1837 - 1901

Existentialism

1850 - 2014

Naturalism

1870 - 1920

Modernism

1910 - 1965

Beat Generation

1945 - 1965

Post-Modernism

1965 - 2014

Texts

Antigone

441 BC

by Sophocles

Dante's "Inferno"

1321

from the "Divine Comedy" trilogy

The Bridge (leopold staff)

1870

A Day Goes By

1930

Luigi Pirandello

The Bucket Rider (Franz Kafka)

1931

House Taken Over

1946

"Fear" (Gabriela Mistral)

1950

"Wedding Dance"

1950

"Through the Tunnel" (Doris Lessing)

1955

The Street (Paz)

1963

My Husband's House (Okot p'Bitek)

1966

"One Word Of Truth Outweighs The World" (Alexandr Solzhenitsyn)

1970

From "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1970"

"Can you?" (Nicolas Guillen)

1973

Are the elements of the world really ours to own?

"Despair" (Obeyskekere)

1976 - 1977

"A Walk to the Jetty" (Kincaid)

1985

from the novel "Annie John"

Kaffir Boy (Mark Mathabane)

1986