Death in Literature Representative Works - Essay

Representative Works

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

Sherwood Anderson

Winesburg, Ohio (short stories) 1919

John Barth

The Floating Opera (novel) 1956

Samuel Beckett

Happy Days (drama) 1961

Saul Bellow

Mr. Sammler's Planet (novel) 1970

John Berryman

77 Dream Songs (poetry) 1964

Richard Brautigan

The Abortion (novel) 1971

Hermann Broch

Der Tod des Vergil [The Death of Vergil] (novel) 1945

Albert Camus

La peste [The Plague] (novel) 1947

Willa Cather

Death Comes for the Archbishop (novel) 1927

E. E. Cummings

Santa Claus—A Morality (drama) 1946

J. P. Donleavy

The Ginger Man (novel) 1955

Ernest Dowson

"The Dying of Francis Donne" (short story) 1896

Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Der Meteor [The Meteor] (drama) 1966

William Faulkner

As 1 Lay Dying (novel) 1930

John Hawkes

Second Skin (novel) 1964

Joseph Heller

Catch-22 (novel) 1961

Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell to Arms (novel) 1929

Henrik Ibsen

Når vi dýde vågner [When We Dead Awaken] (drama) 1906

Eugène Ionesco

Tueur sans gages [The Killer] (drama) 1959

Le roi se meurt [Exit the King] (drama) 1963

Henry James

"The Turn of the Screw" (novella) 1898

The Wings of the Dove (novel) 1902

James Joyce

Dubliners (short stories) 1914

Franz Kafka

Der Prozess [The Trial] (novel) 1925

D. H. Lawrence

The Man Who Died (novel) 1931

Robert Lowell

Life Studies (poetry) 1959

Thomas Mann

Der Tod in Venedig [Death in Venice] (novel) 1913

Der Zauberberg [The Magic Mountain] (novel) 1924

Vladimir Nabokov

Pale Fire (novel) 1962

Eugene O'Neill

Mourning Becomes Electra (drama) 1931

Walker Percy

The Last Gentleman (novel) 1966

Harold Pinter

No Man's Land (drama) 1975

Sylvia Plath

The Collected Poems (poetry) 1981

Thomas Pynchon

Gravity's Rainbow (novel) 1973

Rainer Maria Rilke

Duineser Elegien [Duino Elegies] (poetry) 1923

Anne Sexton

Live or Die (poetry) 1966

Wallace Stevens

The Auroras of Autumn (poetry) 1950

Italo Svevo

Confessions of Zeno (novel) 1923

Leo Tolstoy

Smert Ivana Ilyicha [The Death of Ivan Ilych] (novel) 1886

Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (novel) 1885

John Updike

The Centaur (novel) 1963

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Slaughterhouse-Five (novel) 1969

Tennessee Williams

Suddenly Last Summer (drama) 1958

The Night of the Iguana (drama) 1961