The Craft of Fiction

by Michaela Bronstein Percy Lubbock’s 1921 volume was one of the first major works of literary criticism to focus on the novel as a form. Literary criticism itself was in its infancy, but more importantly the novel seemed a less notable subject for criticism at the time than poetry and drama. Lubbock’s book is not… Continue Reading The Craft of Fiction

Six Characters in Search of an Author

by Pericles Lewis When the lights come up on Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921), the first thing the audience sees is a bare stage, with no scenery and only a few folding tables and chairs scattered about. A stage-hand is starting to build a set, but the stage manager interrupts… Continue Reading Six Characters in Search of an Author

Monday or Tuesday

By Lauren Holmes Monday or Tuesday, published in 1921, is the only collection of Virginia Woolf’s short stories that appeared during her lifetime, though she wrote stories and sketches throughout her life. It contains eight short stories: A Haunted House A Society Monday or Tuesday An Unwritten Novel (first published in 1920) The String Quartet… Continue Reading Monday or Tuesday