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Encyclopedia > 1934 in literature

See also: 1933 in literature, other events of 1934, 1935 in literature, list of years in literature. See also: 1932 in literature, other events of 1933, 1934 in literature, list of years in literature. ... 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... See also: 1934 in literature, other events of 1935, 1936 in literature, list of years in literature. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ...

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Flash Gordon is a science fiction comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond, first published on January 7, 1934. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... A Handful of Dust is a novel by Evelyn Waugh published in 1934. ... Evelyn Waugh, as photographed in 1940 by Carl Van Vechten Evelyn Arthur St. ... Tender is the Night book cover Tender is the Night is a 1934 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. ... F.Scott Fitzgerald, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896–December 21, 1940) was an Irish-American Jazz Age novelist and short story writer. ... The cover of a recent edition of Tropic of Cancer. ... Henry Miller (December 26, 1891, New York City–June 7, 1980, Pacific Palisades, California), was an American writer, whose autobiographical novel Tropic of Cancer led to a series of controversial obscenity trials in the United States, testing the pornography laws of the time. ...

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Appointment in Samarra, published in 1934, is the first novel by John OHara. ... John Henry OHara (31 January 1905 – 11 April 1970) was an American writer who was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. ... Henry Roth (February 8, 1906 - October 13, 1995) was a Jewish-American novelist and short story writer. ... Nathanael West (October 17, 1903 - December 22, 1940) was the pen name of Nathan Wallenstein Weinstein. ... Enigmatic B. Traven, the author of the Death Ship, also wrote the novel the Treasure of the Sierra Madre, later made into the award winning film of the same name. ... B. Traven (d. ... H. G. Wells at the door of his house at Sandgate Herbert George Wells (September 21, 1866 – August 13, 1946) was a British writer best known for his science fiction novels such as The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine. ... A Handful of Dust is a novel by Evelyn Waugh published in 1934. ... Evelyn Waugh, as photographed in 1940 by Carl Van Vechten Evelyn Arthur St. ... I, Claudius is a novel by Robert Graves, (ISBN 067972477X) first published in 1934, dealing sympathetically with the life of the Roman Emperor Claudius and the history of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty and Roman Empire, from Julius Caesars assassination in 44 BC to Caligulas assassination in 41 AD... Portrait of Robert Graves (circa 1974) by Rab Shiell Robert von Ranke Graves (July 24, 1895–December 7, 1985) was an English scholar, best remembered for his work as a poet and novelist. ... Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891–January 28, 1960) was an African-American folklorist and author. ... Lust For Life is a celebrated biographical novel written by Irving Stone and is based on the life of the famous dutch painter, Vincent Van Gogh. ... Irving Stone (July 14, 1903 - August 26, 1989) is an American writer known for his biographical novels of famous historical personalities. ... Samuel Beckett Samuel Barclay Beckett (April 13, 1906 – December 22, 1989) was an Irish playwright, novelist and poet. ... Murder on the Orient Express (Collins, London, 1934) also called Murder on the Calais Coach (Dodd Mead, New York, 1934) is a 1934 novel by Agatha Christie, made into a 1974 movie entitled The book was first published in Saturday Evening Post, from July 1 to September 30, 1933. ... Agatha Christie Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE (September 15, 1890 – January 12, 1976), was a British crime fiction writer. ... The Postman Always Rings Twice is a 1934 novel by James M. Cain that was made into three movies. ... James Mallahan Cain (July 1, 1892 - October 27, 1977) was an American journalist and crime writer. ... Leo (Leopold) Hamilton Myers (1881 – 1944) was a British novelist. ... Max Ernst Max Ernst (April 2, 1891 – April 1, 1976) was a German artist. ... Blixen in Kenya, 1918 Isak Dinesen (April 17, 1885-September 7, 1962) was a pen name for the Danish author Karen Blixen. ... 2003 Canada Post stamp Morley Edward Callaghan (February 22, 1903 – August 25, 1990) was a Canadian novelist, short story writer, playwright, TV and radio personality. ... Tender is the Night book cover Tender is the Night is a 1934 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. ... F.Scott Fitzgerald, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896–December 21, 1940) was an Irish-American Jazz Age novelist and short story writer. ... The Tropic of Cancer (cancer (♋) is Latin for crab), one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth, is the parallel of latitude that runs 23° 26 22 north of the Equator. ... Henry Miller (December 26, 1891, New York City–June 7, 1980, Pacific Palisades, California), was an American writer, whose autobiographical novel Tropic of Cancer led to a series of controversial obscenity trials in the United States, testing the pornography laws of the time. ... The 12. ... Freeman Wills Crofts (1879-1957) was born in Dublin, Ireland. ...

Births

February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Fleur Adcock (born February 10, 1934) is a New Zealand born poet and editor of Irish ancestry who has lived much of her life in England. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in Leap years). ... Jean Louvet (born March 28, 1934) is a Belgian playwright. ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... Harlan Ellison, c. ... ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... Dr Jonathan Wolfe Miller (born 21 July 1934) is a British physician, theater and opera director and television presenter. ... August 6 is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (219th in leap years), with 147 days remaining. ... Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob (born August 6, 1934 in Oxford, England) is a writer in the science fiction and fantasy genres, publishing under the name Piers Anthony. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... For other definitions of fantasy, see fantasy (psychology). ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... Ronald Harwood (born November 9, 1934 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a playwright and writer. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Dame Beryl Bainbridge (born November 21, 1934), is an English novelist. ... Jayakanthan (born 1934) is a Tamil writer, essayist, journalist, pamphleteer, film-maker and critic. ... Tamil girls in Tiruvannamalai The Tamil people are an ethnic group from South Asia with a recorded history going back almost two millennia. ... Jnanpith Award (pronounced Gyanpeeth Award) is the highest literary honour presented by the Government of India. ...

Deaths

January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Frank Nelson Doubleday (1862-1934) was a famous U.S. publisher. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in Leap years). ... Thomas Anstey Guthrie (8 August 1856 - 1934) was an English novelist and journalist, who wrote his comic novels under the pseudonym F. Anstey. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... Mary Hunter Austin (September 9, 1868–August 13, 1934) was an American writer of fiction and non-fiction. ... September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... Roger Eliot Fry (14 December 1866 - 9 September 1934) was an English artist and critic, and a member of the Bloomsbury group. ... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... Arthur Wing Pinero (24 May 1855- 23 November 1934) was an English dramatist. ...

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