Literary Centennials

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Literary Centennials is a group for celebrating the 100th, 200th, etc. birthdays of major authors by reading their works together. We will also celebrate the anniversaries of major works of literature and even significant historical events.

Some centennial authors in 2015

Herman Wouk, born 17 May 1915
Saul Bellow, born 10 June 1915
Jean Stafford, born 1 July 1915
Margaret Walker, born 7 July 1915
Arthur Miller, born 17 Oct. 1915

And celebrating a bicentennial in 2015

Anthony Trollope, born 24 Apr. 1815

Some notable works first published 100 years ago

The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela
The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan
Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Victory by Joseph Conrad
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

And works first published in 1815

Emma by Jane Austen
The Devil's Elixers by E. T. A. Hoffmann

These are just a few of the authors and works with centennial anniversaries in 2014. For a more complete list, see this message topic. It will point the way to our discussion thread for each author or work. If there is no discussion underway, please start one!

For planning next year's reading, here is a list of 2016 Centennials.

If you wish to continue celebrating some 2014 anniversaries, the list can be found here.

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2019: List of Centennials3 ulæste / 3kac522, januar 2019
Camus - His Non-Fiction - discussion12 ulæste / 12GKopy, maj 2018
1914 Anatole France: The Revolt of the Angels3 ulæste / 3elenchus, oktober 2017
Juan Rulfo centennial1 ulæst / 1defaults, maj 2017
1914 Saki - Beasts and Super-Beasts2 ulæste / 2elenchus, januar 2017
1916: Jackson: The Sundial2 ulæste / 2pamelad, november 2016
1916: Percy – The Moviegoer1 ulæst / 1MissWatson, oktober 2016
1916: Jackson - The Bird's Nest3 ulæste / 3pamelad, oktober 2016
1916: Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the Castle7 ulæste / 7pamelad, september 2016
1916: Jackson: Hangsaman2 ulæste / 2pamelad, september 2016
1916: Jackson - The Road Through the Wall4 ulæste / 4pamelad, september 2016
1914 Sinclair Lewis - Our Mr Wrenn3 ulæste / 3elenchus, september 2016
1815: Anthony Trollope - Chronicles of Barsetshire VI: The Last Chronicle of Barset3 ulæste / 3rebeccanyc, august 2016
2016: LIST OF CENTENNIALS12 ulæste / 12MissWatson, juni 2016
1816: Walter Scott - A Very Good Year6 ulæste / 6elenchus, maj 2016
1815: Anthony Trollope - Chronicles of Barsetshire IV: Framley Parsonage3 ulæste / 3rebeccanyc, maj 2016
1914 Jack London - The Mutiny on the Elsinore1 ulæst / 1baswood, maj 2016
1914 James Oliver Curwood - Kazan1 ulæst / 1baswood, april 2016
1914 Marie Corelli, Innocent: Her fancy and His Fact4 ulæste / 4edwinbcn, april 2016
1815: Anthony Trollope - Chronicles of Barsetshire III: Doctor Thorne3 ulæste / 3rebeccanyc, marts 2016
1914 Paul Scheerbart - The Gray Cloth1 ulæst / 1baswood, marts 2016
1914 Miguel Unamuno - Mist/Niebla2 ulæste / 2baswood, februar 2016
1916: Helene Hanff - Resources and General Discussion12 ulæste / 122wonderY, februar 2016
1916: Penelope Fitzgerald - Resources and General Discussion5 ulæste / 5edwinbcn, februar 2016
1815: Anthony Trollope - Chronicles of Barsetshire V: The Small House at Allington2 ulæste / 2MissWatson, februar 2016
1915: Kay Dick - Resources and General Discussion4 ulæste / 4edwinbcn, februar 2016
1914 G K Chesterton - The Flying Inn2 ulæste / 2edwinbcn, februar 2016
1815: Anthony Trollope - Chronicles of Barsetshire II: Barchester Towers3 ulæste / 3rebeccanyc, februar 2016
MESSAGE BOARD23 ulæste / 23edwinbcn, januar 2016
1916: Jackson: Let Me Tell You1 ulæst / 1rebeccanyc, januar 2016
1916: Jackson: Come Along with Me1 ulæst / 1rebeccanyc, januar 2016
1916: Jackson - The Haunting of Hill House2 ulæste / 2rebeccanyc, januar 2016
1916: Jackson - The Lottery and Other Stories2 ulæste / 2rebeccanyc, januar 2016
1916: Shirley Jackson - Resources and General Discussion7 ulæste / 7rebeccanyc, januar 2016
1815: Anthony Trollope - Resources and General Discussion26 ulæste / 26kac522, januar 2016
1914 Selma Lagerlof - The Emperor of Portugallia1 ulæst / 1baswood, januar 2016
1816: Charlotte Brontë - Resources and General Discussion2 ulæste / 2SassyLassy, januar 2016
Laurence Sterne - Resources and General Discussion7 ulæste / 7edwinbcn, januar 2016
1815: Anthony Trollope - Chronicles of Barsetshire I: The Warden5 ulæste / 5rebeccanyc, januar 2016
1914 Angel Island: Inez Haynes Gillmore1 ulæst / 1baswood, december 2015
1815: Anthony Trollope - He Knew He Was Right2 ulæste / 2rebeccanyc, november 2015
1914 - Minor Authors & Miscellaneous3 ulæste / 3baswood, november 2015
1914: Dreiser - The Titan5 ulæste / 5edwinbcn, november 2015
1815: Anthony Trollope - Palliser series III: The Eustace Diamonds3 ulæste / 3StevenTX, oktober 2015
1815: Anthony Trollope - Palliser series VI: The Duke's Children2 ulæste / 2rebeccanyc, september 2015
1914: Marguerite Duras - Resources and General Discussion7 ulæste / 7edwinbcn, september 2015
1815: Anthony Trollope - Palliser series IV: Phineas Redux3 ulæste / 3kac522, september 2015
1815: Anthony Trollope - Palliser series V: The Prime Minister2 ulæste / 2rebeccanyc, august 2015
1914: Edgar Rice Burroughs - Tarzan of the Apes20 ulæste / 20StevenTX, august 2015
1915: Jean Stafford - Resources and General Discussion4 ulæste / 4rebeccanyc, juli 2015
1914: Robert Tressell - The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists8 ulæste / 8elenchus, juni 2015
1915: John Buchan - The Thirty-Nine Steps7 ulæste / 7MissWatson, juni 2015
1815: Anthony Trollope - Palliser series II: Phineas Finn3 ulæste / 3StevenTX, juni 2015
1915: Saul Bellow - Dangling Man4 ulæste / 4elenchus, april 2015
1915: Charlotte Perkins Gilman - Herland1 ulæst / 1StevenTX, april 2015
1815: Anthony Trollope - Palliser series I: Can You Forgive Her?7 ulæste / 7StevenTX, marts 2015
1915: Edgar Rice Burroughs - Pellucidar1 ulæst / 1StevenTX, marts 2015
1914 Natsume Soseki - Kokoro1 ulæst / 1baswood, februar 2015
1915: Saul Bellow - The Dean's December3 ulæste / 3baswood, februar 2015
1915: Saul Bellow - Resources and General Discussion28 ulæste / 28tomcatMurr, februar 2015
1915: Edgar Rice Burroughs - The Return of Tarzan2 ulæste / 2edwinbcn, februar 2015
1914: Dylan Thomas - Resources and General Discussion11 ulæste / 11tonikat, februar 2015
1814: Mikhail Lermontov - Resources and General Discussion4 ulæste / 4edwinbcn, februar 2015
1815: Anthony Trollope - The Way We Live Now4 ulæste / 4MissWatson, februar 2015
1914: Howard Fast - Resources and General Discussion3 ulæste / 3baswood, februar 2015
1915: Joseph Conrad - Victory2 ulæste / 2baswood, februar 2015
1914: Colin MacInnes - Resources and General Discussion6 ulæste / 6baswood, februar 2015
1915 - Minor Authors & Miscellaneous7 ulæste / 72wonderY, februar 2015
1914: William S. Burroughs - The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead7 ulæste / 7DuncanHill, januar 2015
1914: Roussel - Locus Solus2 ulæste / 2baswood, januar 2015
1914 Poetry published in 191414 ulæste / 14baswood, januar 2015
1915: Saul Bellow - Seize the Day5 ulæste / 5edwinbcn, januar 2015
1913-14 The Golem appears in serial form in Die Weissen Blatter.3 ulæste / 3elenchus, januar 2015
1915: D. H. Lawrence - The Rainbow3 ulæste / 3edwinbcn, december 2014
2015: LIST OF CENTENNIALS7 ulæste / 7edwinbcn, december 2014
1915 Poetry1 ulæst / 1baswood, december 2014
2014: LIST OF CENTENNIALS16 ulæste / 16edwinbcn, december 2014
1914 Edgar Rice Burroughs: At the Earth's Core2 ulæste / 2StevenTX, december 2014
1914; D H Lawrence: [The Prussian Officer and other stories]2 ulæste / 2elenchus, september 2014
1914: Romain Gary - Resources and General Discussion6 ulæste / 6lilisin, september 2014
1914 Hermann Hesse, Rosshalde2 ulæste / 2edwinbcn, september 2014
1914: Juan Ramón Jiménez - Platero and I3 ulæste / 3baswood, august 2014
1914: William S. Burroughs - The Yage Letters3 ulæste / 3elenchus, august 2014
1914: Octavio Paz - Resources and General Discussion3 ulæste / 3baswood, juni 2014
James Joyce: Dubliners1 ulæst / 1baswood, april 2014
1914: H. G. Wells - The World Set Free1 ulæst / 1StevenTX, marts 2014
Laurence Sterne - Tristram Shandy2 ulæste / 2baswood, marts 2014
Ralph Ellison - The Invisible Man4 ulæste / 4rebeccanyc, februar 2014
Camus - Exile and the Kingdom - discussion2 ulæste / 2baswood, februar 2014
1913: Wharton - The Custom of the Country4 ulæste / 4Diane-bpcb, februar 2014
1914 - Saratchchandra Chattopadhyay1 ulæst / 1baswood, januar 2014
Camus - The Fall - discussion4 ulæste / 4baswood, januar 2014
1914: William S. Burroughs - Resources and General Discussion2 ulæste / 2StevenTX, januar 2014
1914: Duras - India Song1 ulæst / 1StevenTX, januar 2014
1914: Duras - The Sailor from Gibraltar1 ulæst / 1StevenTX, januar 2014
1914: Duras - Hiroshima Mon Amour1 ulæst / 1StevenTX, januar 2014
1914: Duras - The Sea Wall3 ulæste / 3StevenTX, januar 2014
1913 - Minor Authors & Miscellaneous12 ulæste / 12baswood, december 2013
Albert Camus - Resources and General Discussion27 ulæste / 27StevenTX, december 2013
Laurence Sterne - A Sentimental Journey3 ulæste / 3baswood, december 2013
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