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Encyclopedia > 1981 in literature

See also: 1980 in literature, other events of 1981, 1982 in literature, list of years in literature. See also: 1979 in literature, other events of 1980, 1981 in literature, list of years in literature. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI in Roman) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1981 in literature, other events of 1982, 1983 in literature, list of years in literature. ... This page indexes the individual year in literature pages. ...

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Events

The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is awarded annually by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation to an American author. ... This article concerns the British author of spy thrillers John Gardner. ... The James Bond 007 gun logo James Bond, also known as 007 (pronounced double-oh seven), is a fictional British spy created by writer Ian Fleming in 1953. ... Ian Fleming Commander Ian Lancaster Fleming, RNVR (May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964) was an English author and journalist, best remembered for writing the James Bond series of novels as well as the childrens story, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. ... Coronet Books British paperback edition. ... See also: 2001 in literature, other events of 2002, 2003 in literature, list of years in literature. ...

New books

Samuel Barclay Beckett (April 13, 1906 – December 22, 1989) was an Irish playwright, novelist and poet. ... Naguib Mahfouz (Arabic: نجيب محفوظ ) (born December 11, 1911) is an Egyptian novelist. ... Régine Deforges (born on August 15, 1935) is a French author, editor, director, and playwright. ... Peter Carey (born February 7, 1943) is an Australian novelist. ... The first two books of The Book of the New Sun, 2000 omnibus printing. ... Gene Wolfe (born May 7, 1931) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. ... Creation is an epic historical fiction novel by Gore Vidal which was published in 1981. ... Gore Vidal, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1948 Eugene Luther Gore Vidal (born October 3, 1925), known better simply as Gore Vidal, is a well-known American writer of novels, plays and essays, and a public figure for over fifty years. ... Cujo is a 1981 novel by Stephen King. ... Stephen King Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author best known for his highly successful horror novels. ... Samuel Ray Chip Delany, Jr. ... Timothy Irving Frederick Findley, OC , O. Ont. ... Pierre Berton Pierre Francis Berton, CC , O.Ont , BA , D.Litt (July 12, 1920 – November 30, 2004) was a noted Canadian author of non-fiction, especially Canadiana and Canadian history, and was a well-known television personality and journalist. ... Joseph Aloysius Wambaugh, Jr. ... Sir Kingsley William Amis (April 16, 1922 – October 22, 1995) was an English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher. ... Harold Robbins (originally Harold Rubin) (May 21, 1916–October 14, 1997) was an American author. ... Gorky Park is a mystery novel written by Martin Cruz Smith set in the Soviet Union, primarily in Moscow. ... Martin Cruz Smith (né Martin William Smith, later changed his middle name to Cruz after his grandmothers surname) was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA in 1942. ... The Hotel New Hampshire book cover The Hotel New Hampshire movie poster The Hotel New Hampshire is a novel by John Irving. ... John Winslow Irving (born March 2, 1942) is an American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter (for The Cider House Rules, based on his novel of the same name). ... Colleen McCullough (born Tuesday, June 1, 1937) is an internationally acclaimed Australian author. ... Coronet Books British paperback edition. ... This article concerns the British author of spy thrillers John Gardner. ... Masquerade is a children’s book, written and painted by Kit Williams, which sparked a worldwide treasure hunt by concealing clues to the location of a jeweled golden hare, created and hidden somewhere in the British Isles by Williams. ... Kit Williams is the author of Masquerade (Jonathan Cape, London, 1979, ISBN 0224016172), a pictorial story book which contained clues to the location of a genuine valuable golden hare buried by Williams, and witnessed by Bamber Gascoigne, somewhere in Britain. Kit Williams said: If I was to spend two years... Midnights Children cover Midnights Children (ISBN 039451470X) is a 1980 novel by Salman Rushdie. ... Salman Rushdie Salman Rushdie (born Ahmed Salman Rushdie, Urdu: أحمد سلمان رشدی, Hindi: अह्मद सलमान रश्डी on June 19, 1947, in Bombay, India) is an Indian-born British essayist and author of fiction, most of which is set on the Indian subcontinent. ... Beatrice Cynthia Freeman (January 10, 1915 - October 22, 1988) was an American novelist. ... Noble House is a novel by James Clavell, published in 1981 and set in Hong Kong in 1963. ... James Clavell in 1986 James Clavell (Charles Edmund DuMaresq de Clavelle) (October 10, 1924 – September 7, 1994) was a novelist and screenwriter, famous for books such as Shogun and films such as The Great Escape and To Sir, with Love. ... Photo of Martin Amis by Robert Birnbaum Martin Amis (born August 25, 1949) is a British novelist. ... The Red Dragon is the national flag of Wales. ... Thomas Harris. ... Strata is a comic science fiction novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Terence David John Pratchett OBE is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England), best known for his Discworld series. ... The first two books of The Book of the New Sun, 2000 omnibus printing. ... Gene Wolfe (born May 7, 1931) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. ... Brer Rabbit is the hero of the Uncle Remus stories derived from African-American folktales of the US South. ... Toni Morrison (born February 18, 1931) is one of the most prominent authors in world literature, having won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. ... Lawrence Sanders (March 15, 1920 – February 7, 1998) was an American novelist. ...

New drama

Larry Shue (23 July 1946 - 23 September 1985) was an American playwright and actor, best known for writing two often-performed farces, The Nerd and The Foreigner. ...

Births

  • Timothy Mark Morrison, writer of the science fiction and fanciful Jack Roberts series. It is about how the orphaned space hero (from Planet Xrg-7) and explorer Jack Roberts seeks to save the universe from the dark and evil will of the Dark Knight. Of importance in the series is the war between Dark Scorpion and King Xanthier, King of Victorialis. Conflicts described as being between morality and immorality, and the villians describe their enemies as being demented dementors, loosers, psychopaths, and sorcerors.

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. ... Romantic music is defined as the period of European classical music that runs roughly from the early 1800s to the first decade of the 20th century, as well as music written according to the norms and styles of that period. ... Sir Galahad, a hero of Arthurian legend From the Greek cognate ηρως, in mythology and folklore, a hero (male) or heroine (female) is an eminent character archetype that quintessentially embodies key traits valued by its originating culture. ... A dementor is an utterly foul fictional being, the worst creature J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter book series has to offer. ...

Deaths

January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... A. J. Cronin is the pen-name of the Scottish novelist Archibald Joseph Cronin (July 19, 1896 - January 9, 1981). ... April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (117th in leap years). ... Robert Garioch Sutherland, (May 9, 1909 – April 26, 1981), was a Scottish poet and translator. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

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Russian literature virtually begins with Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), a writer both revered and loved.
Bibliographies for Alexander Pushkin and Russian literature can be found in the Russian Poetry section of the The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (1993) and the Cambridge History of Russian Literature (1989).
Good introductions include R. Lord's Russian and Soviet Literature: An Introduction (1972), V. Nabokov's Lectures on Russian Literature (1981), V. Terras's A History of Russian Literature (1994), S. Mirsky's A History of Russian Literature: From its Beginnings to 1900 (1999) and C. Kelly's Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction (2001).
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