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S. He has published articles on American Civil War poetry, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Vachel Lindsay, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Gary Snyder, Thom Gunn, and the contemporary slam poetry scene. Lascelles Abercrombie CHARLES ROBERT BAKER. Charles Robert Baker has worked for Bridwell Library at Southern Methodist University for the past twenty-one years. He is the author of dozens of the essays found in British Writers, American Writers, American Writers Classics and the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature.

J. S. Pure Food and Drug Act passed Churchill’s Lord Randolph Churchill William Empson born Galsworthy’s The Man of Property Kipling’s Puck of Pook’s Hill Shaw’s The Doctor’s Dilemma Yeats’s Poems 1899–1905 Exhibition of cubist paintings in Paris Henry Adams’ The Education of Henry Adams Henri Bergson’s Creative Evolution Conrad’s The Secret Agent Births of Barbara Comyns, Daphne du Maurier, and Christopher Fry Forster’s The Longest Journey André Gide’s La Porte étroite Shaw’s John Bull’s Other Island and Major Barbara Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World Trevelyan’s Garibaldi’s Defence of the Roman Republic Christopher Caudwell (Christopher St.

S. secrets to the Soviet Union Cease-fire declared in Korea Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norkay, scale Mt. S. Supreme Court declares racial segregation in schools unconstitutional Nasser becomes president of Egypt Nobel Prize for literature awarded to Ernest Hemingway Kingsley Amis’ Lucky Jim CHRONOLOGY 1955 1956 1957 John Betjeman’s A Few Late Chrysanthemums William Golding’s Lord of the Flies Christopher Isherwood’s The World in the Evening Koestler’s The Invisible Writing Iris Murdoch’s Under the Net C.

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