1913 in literature
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The year 1913 in literature involved some significant literary events and new works.
- January 1 — German National Library established in Leipzig.
- April 5 — Serialization of the adventures of Gaston Leroux's character Chéri-Bibi begins in Le Matin (France).
- c. April — Humphrey S. Milford becomes publisher to the University of Oxford and head of the London operations of Oxford University Press following the retirement of Henry Frowde.
- September — F. Scott Fitzgerald enters Princeton University where he meets Edmund Wilson and John Peale Bishop.
- November 8 — Georg Büchner's play Woyzeck, left unfinished at the writer's death in 1837, receives its first performance, at the Residenztheater, Munich.
- December 13 — Ambrose Bierce, accompanying Pancho Villa's army in the Mexican Revolution as an observer, is last heard from.
- December 21 — Arthur Wynne's "word-cross", the first crossword puzzle, is published in the New York World.
- Husayn Haykal publishes the first modern Egyptian novel, Zaynab.
- Norbert von Hellingrath begins publishing Friedrich Hölderlin's complete works (Sämtliche Werke: historisch-kritische Ausgabe, the "Berliner Ausgabe"), restoring his work to literary prominence.
- Alain-Fournier — Le Grand Meaulnes
- Maurice Barrès — The Sacred Hill
- L. Frank Baum
- Arnold Bennett — The Regent
- E.F. Benson
- Dodo's Daughter
- Thorley Weir
- The Weaker Vessel
- Algernon Blackwood — A Prisoner in Fairyland
- Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić — Čudnovate zgode šegrta Hlapića
- Mary Grant Bruce — Norah of Billabong
- John Buchan — The Power-House (serialization)
- Edgar Rice Burroughs — The Return of Tarzan
- Hall Caine — The Woman Thou Gavest Me
- Willa Cather — O Pioneers!
- Joseph Conrad — Chance (book publication)
- Miguel de Unamuno — El espejo de la muerte ("The Mirror of Death", stories)
- Arthur Conan Doyle — The Poison Belt
- Edna Ferber — Roast Beef, Medium
- Ellen Glasgow — Virginia
- Elinor Glyn
- The Sequence
- The Contrast and Other Stories
- Knut Hamsun — Børn av Tiden
- Husayn Haykal — Zaynab
- Franz Hessel — Der Kramladen des Glücks
- Henry James — A Small Boy and Others
- Annie Fellows Johnston — Miss Santa Clause of the Pullman
- Mary Johnston — Hagar
- Bernhard Kellermann — Der Tunnel
- D. H. Lawrence — Sons and Lovers
- Jack London
- The Valley of the Moon
- The Abysmal Brute
- Compton Mackenzie — Sinister Street, vol. 1
- Patricio Mariano — Ang Tala sa Panghulo
- Flora Mayor — Third Miss Symons
- Oscar Micheaux — Conquest: The Story of a Negro Pioneer
- Octave Mirbeau — Dingo
- Lucy Maud Montgomery — The Golden Road
- E. Nesbit — Wet Magic
- Baroness Orczy — Eldorado
- Beatrix Potter — The Tale of Pigling Bland
- Eleanor H. Porter — Pollyanna
- Marcel Proust — Swann's Way (Du côté de chez Swann, vol. 1 of À la recherche du temps perdu)
- Sax Rohmer - The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu
- Saki - When William Came
- Ewald Gerhard Seeliger — Peter Voss, Thief of Millions
- Gene Stratton-Porter — Laddie
- Booth Tarkington — The Flirt
- Vincent Cartwright Vickers — The Google Book
- Mary Augusta Ward — The Mating of Lydia, The Coryston Family
- Hugh Walpole — Fortitude
- Edith Wharton — The Custom of the Country
- P. G. Wodehouse — The Little Nugget
- Oskar Luts — Kapsapea ("The Cabbage")
- Hans Müller-Schlösser — Schneider Wibbel ("Wibbel the Tailor")
- Carl Sternheim — Bürger Schippel
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- Delmira Agustini — Los Cálices Vacíos ("Empty Chalices")
- Guillaume Apollinaire — Alcools
- Robert Frost — A Boy's Will
- Siegfried Sassoon — The Daffodil Murderer
- Guillaume Apollinaire — "Les peintres cubistes" ("The Cubist Painters", essay)
- Miguel de Unamuno — Del sentimiento trágico de la vida ("The Tragic Sense of Life")
- Sigmund Freud — Totem und Tabu
- Walter Lippmann — A Preface to Politics
- Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell — Principia Mathematica (completed)
- January 29 - Peter von Zahn, German journalist and writer (died 2001)
- February 27 - Irwin Shaw, American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short-story writer (died 1984)
- March 2 - Godfried Bomans, Dutch writer (died 1971)
- April 18 - Muttathu Varkey, Malayalam novelist, short story writer, and poet (died 1989)
- June 22 - Sándor Weöres, Hungarian poet and author (died 1989)
- June 26 - Aimé Césaire, Martinican writer (died 2008)
- July 6 - Gwyn Thomas, Welsh novelist (died 1981)
- August 11 - Angus Wilson, English novelist (died 1991)
- August 28 - Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist (died 1995)
- October 19 - Vasco Pratolini, Italian writer (died 1991)
- November 7 - Albert Camus, Pied-Noir writer (died 1960)
- November 10 - Karl Shapiro, American poet (died 2000)
- December 27 - Elizabeth Smart, Canadian poet and novelist (died 1986)
- January 21 - Aluísio Azevedo, Brazilian novelist, caricaturist, diplomat, playwright and short story writer (born 1857)
- February 9 - Oscar Méténier, French novelist and dramatist (born 1859)
- February 13 - Charles Major, novelist (born 1856)
- March 7 - Pauline Johnson, Canadian poet (born 1861)
- March 13 - Thomas Krag, Norwegian novelist, dramatist and short story writer (born 1868)
- April 4 - Edward Dowden, Irish critic and poet (born 1843)
- June 2 - Alfred Austin, Poet Laureate of England (born 1835)
- June 13 - Camille Lemonnier, Belgian poet and journalist (born 1844)
- July 8 - Louis Hémon, French novelist (born 1880; rail accident)
- November 26 - Frances Julia Wedgwood, feminist novelist, biographer, historian and literary critic (born 1833)
- December 1 - Juhan Liiv, Estonian poet and short story writer (born 1864)
- Maw, Martin (2004). "Milford, Sir Humphrey Sumner (1877–1952)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/35020. Retrieved 2014-03-14. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
- "Oxford University Press: Retirement of Mr. Henry Frowde". The Evening Post 85 (98) (Wellington (New Zealand)). 1913-04-26. p. 12. Retrieved 2014-06-06.