1918 in literature
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The year 1918 in literature involved some significant literary events and new works.
- January 23 - Robert Graves marries the painter Nancy Nicholson. Wedding guests include Wilfred Owen.
- March - The Telemachus episode of James Joyce's Ulysses is published (in serialised form) in the American journal The Little Review.
- June - English poet Basil Bunting is imprisoned as a conscientious objector.
- August 17 - Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon meet for the last time, in London, and spend what Sassoon later described as "the whole of a hot cloudless afternoon together."
- October 3 - Siegfried Sassoon visits his mentor Robbie Ross for the last time. Sassoon later writes that Ross, in saying goodbye, gave him a "presentiment of final farewell".
- December - The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins (d. 1889) are published by Robert Bridges; few were published in Hopkins's lifetime, so this presents his innovative sprung rhythm and imagery to many readers for the first time.
- Winter - Parisian farceur Georges Feydeau contracts tertiary syphilis.
- Author Hall Caine made a KBE.
- The 2nd annual Pulitzer Prizes are awarded in the United States.
- Arnold Bennett - The Roll-Call
- Edgar Rice Burroughs - Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar
- Willa Cather - My Ántonia
- Blaise Cendrars
- Marie Corelli - The Young Diana
- Sarah Lee Brown Fleming - Hope's Highway
- Mary E. Wilkins Freeman - Edgewater People
- "Owen Gregory" - Meccania the Super-State
- Wyndham Lewis - Tarr (in book form)
- Norman Lindsay - The Magic Pudding: Being The Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff
- "Brinsley MacNamara" - The Valley of the Squinting Windows
- Heinrich Mann - Der Untertan
- Frans Masereel - 25 Images of a Man's Passion (wordless novel)
- André Maurois - Les Silences du Colonel Bramble
- Baroness Orczy
- Leo Perutz - From Nine to Nine
- Romain Rolland - Colas Breugnon
- Booth Tarkington - The Magnificent Ambersons
- Mary Augusta Ward - The War and Elizabeth
- Rebecca West - The Return of the Soldier
- Edith Wharton - The Marne
- Bertolt Brecht - Baal (written)
- John Drinkwater - Abraham Lincoln
- Marcel Gerbidon and Paul Armont - School for Coquettes
- Susan Glaspell - Tickless Time
- Hugo von Hofmannsthal - The Difficult Man
- James Joyce - Exiles
- Georg Kaiser - Gas
- Vladimir Mayakovsky - Mystery Bouffe
- Emma Orczy - The Legion of Honour (adaptation of A Sheaf of Bluebells)
- Guillaume Apollinaire - Calligrammes: Poems of Peace and War, 1913-1916
- Laurence Binyon - The New World: Poems
- Toirdhealbhach Mac Suibhne (Terence MacSwiney) - Battle-cries
- Walter de la Mare - The Marionettes
- Siegfried Sassoon - Counter-Attack and Other Poems
- Edward Thomas (posthumous) - Last Poems
- Tristan Tzara - Vingt-cinq poèmes
- Henry Adams – The Education of Henry Adams
- Laurence Binyon – For Dauntless France
- Daniel Jones – An Outline of English Phonetics
- Walther Rathenau – An Deutschlands Jugend
- Oswald Spengler – The Decline of the West
- Dr Marie Stopes – Married Love and Wise Parenthood
- Lytton Strachey – Eminent Victorians
- Mary Augusta Ward – A Writer's Recollections
- January 16
- February 1 - Dame Muriel Spark, novelist (died 2006)
- February 6 - Lothar-Günther Buchheim, author of Das Boot (died 2007)
- March 9 - Mickey Spillane, mystery writer (died 2006)
- March 10 - Theodore Cogswell, science fiction author (died 1987)
- May 16 - Juan Rulfo, Mexican author (died 1986)
- July 14 - Arthur Laurents, novelist and screenwriter (died 2011)
- August 9 - Robert Aldrich, writer and filmmaker (died 1983)
- August 20 - Jacqueline Susann, best-selling novelist (died 1974)
- October 19 - Louis Althusser, French Marxist philosopher (died 1990)
- November 2 - Roger Lancelyn Green, biographer (died 1987)
- November 16 - Nicholas Moore, poet (died 1986)
- November 25 - Peter Opie, expert in children's literature (died 1982)
- November 29 - Madeleine L'Engle, author of books for children & teens (died 2007)
- December 11 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer (died 2008)
- December 30 - Al Purdy, poet (died 2000)
- January 28 - John McCrae, military surgeon and war poet, 45 (pneumonia and meningitis)
- April 1 - Isaac Rosenberg, poet and artist, 27 (killed in action)
- May - Francis George Fowler, expert on grammar and usage, 47 (tuberculosis)
- May 8 - Ernst von Hesse-Wartegg, Austrian writer and traveller, 67
- June 10 - Arrigo Boito, poet and composer, 76
- June 26 - Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet, 75
- October 5 - Robbie Ross, journalist and literary executor of Oscar Wilde, 49 (heart failure)
- November 4
- November 9 - Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet, dramatist, novelist and critic, 38 (influenza)
- December 2 - Edmond Rostand, French poet and dramatist, 50 (influenza)
- December 15 - Salvatore Farina, Italian novelist, 72
- date unknown - Dora Sigerson Shorter, Irish poet, novelist and sculptor
- Nobel Prize for Literature: not awarded
- Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Jesse Lynch Williams, Why Marry?
- Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Sara Teasdale: Love Songs
- Pulitzer Prize for the Novel: Ernest Poole - His Family
- Sassoon, Siegfried: "Siegfried's Journey" pg 71, Faber and Faber, first published in 1946
- Siegfried's Journey (Faber, 1945), p84
- Holt, Tonie and Valmai (1996). Poets of the Great War, "Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae". Barnsley: Leo Cooper (Reprinted 1999). ISBN 978-0-85052-706-3, pp 54-62
- Dover War Memorial Project. Accessed 24 February 2013
- John Baxter (10 February 2009). Carnal Knowledge: Baxter's Concise Encyclopedia of Modern Sex. HarperCollins. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-06-087434-6
- Shorter, Aylward (2003). The Shorter Family. Bowie: Heritage Books. ISBN 0-7884-2293-6.