1932 in literature
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The year 1932 in literature involved some significant literary events and new books.
- March - Captain W. E. Johns' English character Biggles (James Bigglesworth) is introduced as a World War I pilot in the short story "The White Fokker" in the first issue of Popular Flying magazine edited by Johns. In August, the first collection of Biggles stories, The Camels are Coming, is published.
- April 23 - Opening of Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
- April 26 - 32-year-old American poet Hart Crane throws himself overboard from the steamship Orizaba in the Gulf of Mexico en route from Mexico to New York in a state of alcoholic depression; his body is never recovered.
- May - First issue of the English journal of literary criticism Scrutiny: a quarterly review edited by F. R. Leavis.
- July - W. B. Yeats leases Riversdale house in the Dublin suburb of Rathfarnham and publishes Words for Music Perhaps, and Other Poems.
- October 3 - The Times newspaper of London first appears set in the Times New Roman typeface devised by Stanley Morison.
- November 16 - Compton Mackenzie is prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act in the U.K. for material in his Greek Memories.
- October - Nineteen Irish writers led by Yeats and George Bernard Shaw form an Academy of Irish Letters primarily to oppose the Censorship of Publications Board.
- December - E. V. Knox replaces Sir Owen Seaman as editor of Punch magazine.
- Samuel Beckett's first novel, Dream of Fair to Middling Women, is written in Paris and rejected by several publishers.
- Serialization of the first three volumes of Mikhail Sholokhov's novel And Quiet Flows the Don (Тихий Дон) concludes in the Soviet magazine October.
- On a visit to the United States, Alice Hargreaves, the inspiration for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, meets Peter Llewelyn Davies, the inspiration for Peter Pan.
- In Vietnam, the New Poetry (Thơ mới) period begins, marked by an article and a poem of Phan Khôi, inaugurating modern literature in that country.
New prose fiction
- Laura Adams Armer - Waterless Mountain
- Henry Bellamann - The Richest Woman in Town
- Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners (as "Adela Quebec") - The Girls of Radcliff Hall (privately circulated)
- Hermann Broch - The Sleepwalkers (Die Schlafwandler, trilogy completed)
- John Buchan - The Gap in the Curtain
- Pearl S. Buck - Sons
- Edgar Rice Burroughs - Tarzan Triumphant
- Erskine Caldwell - Tobacco Road
- Morley Callaghan - A Broken Journey
- John Dickson Carr
- Louis-Ferdinand Céline - Journey to the End of the Night (Voyage au bout de la nuit)
- Agatha Christie
- Colette - The Pure and the Impure (Le Pur et l'impur)
- A. J. Cronin - Three Loves
- John Dos Passos - 1919
- Hans Fallada - Little Man, What Now? (Kleiner Mann, was nun?)
- William Faulkner - Light in August
- Lion Feuchtwanger - Josephus
- Rudolph Fisher - The Conjure Man Dies: A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem
- Elena Fortún - Celia en el colegio
- Lewis Grassic Gibbon - Sunset Song
- Stella Gibbons - Cold Comfort Farm
- Ellen Glasgow - The Sheltered Life
- Graham Greene - Stamboul Train
- Hermann Hesse - Journey to the East (Die Morgenlandfahrt)
- Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
- Francis Iles (Anthony Berkeley Cox) - Before the Fact
- Annabel Jackson - A Victorian Childhood
- Irmgard Keun - The Artificial Silk Girl (Das kunstseidene Mädchen)
- W. Somerset Maugham - The Narrow Corner
- Nancy Mitford - Christmas Pudding
- Abdul Muis - Pertemuan Jodoh
- Vladimir Nabokov
- Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall - Mutiny on the Bounty
- Seán Ó Faoláin - Midsummer Night Madness and Other Stories
- Anthony Powell - Venusberg
- John Cowper Powys - A Glastonbury Romance
- Ellery Queen
- Arthur Ransome - Peter Duck
- Joseph Roth - Radetzky March (Radetzkymarsch)
- Damon Runyon - Guys and Dolls
- Dorothy L. Sayers - Have His Carcase
- Thorne Smith - Topper Takes a Trip
- John Steinbeck - The Pastures of Heaven
- Phoebe Atwood Taylor - Death Lights a Candle
- Wallace Thurman - Infants Of The Spring
- Sigrid Undset
- Burning Bush
- The Son Avenger
- Hugh Walpole - The Fortress
- Evelyn Waugh - Black Mischief
- Laura Ingalls Wilder - Little House in the Big Woods
- Charles Williams - The Greater Trumps
- S. Fowler Wright
- Beyond the Rim
- The New Gods Lead (short stories)
- Elias Canetti - The Wedding
- Noël Coward - Design for Living
- George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber - Dinner at Eight
- Marcel Pagnol - Fanny
Main article: 1932 in poetry
- W. H. Auden - The Orators
- Cecil Day-Lewis - From Feathers To Iron
- An "Objectivist's" Anthology
- Boris Pasternak - The Second Birth
- Adrian Bell - The Cherry Tree
- Henri Bergson - The Two Sources of Morality and Religion (Les deux sources de la morale et de la religion)
- Emil Brunner - The Divine Imperative: a study in Christian ethics (Gebot und die Ordnungen)
- Bernard DeVoto - Mark Twain's America
- T. S. Eliot - Selected Essays, 1917-1932
- J. B. S. Haldane - The Causes of Evolution
- Hugh Kingsmill - Frank Harris
- F. R. Leavis - New Bearings in English Poetry
- Q. D. Leavis - Fiction and the Reading Public
- Walter B. Pitkin - Life Begins at Forty
- S. Fowler Wright - The Life Of Sir Walter Scott
- January 18 – Robert Anton Wilson, American novelist and playwright (died 2007)
- February 7 – Gay Talese, American literary journalist
- February 15 – Troy Kennedy Martin, Scottish scriptwriter (died 2009)
- February 16 – Aharon Appelfeld, Israeli novelist and poet
- March 18 – John Updike, American novelist and poet (died 2009)
- March 31 – John Jakes, American historical novelist
- May 7 – Jenny Joseph, English poet
- June 5 – Christy Brown, Irish autobiographer and poet (died 1981)
- July 17 – Karla Kuskin, American children's writer and illustrator (died 2009)
- August 16 – Christopher Okigbo, Nigerian poet (died 1967)
- August 17 – V. S. Naipaul, Trinidad-born novelist
- September 7 – Malcolm Bradbury, English novelist (died 2000)
- October 27 – Sylvia Plath, American poet (died 1963)
- January 12 – Ella Hepworth Dixon, English writer, novelist and editor (born 1857)
- January 21 – Lytton Strachey, English biographer (cancer, born 1880)
- February 10 – Edgar Wallace, English crime writer (diabetes, born 1875)
- March 16 – Harold Monro, British poet and proprietor of The Poetry Bookshop (alcohol-related, born 1879)
- April 20 – Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician and philosopher (born 1858)
- April 26 – Hart Crane, American poet, (suicide, born 1899)
- May 22 – Augusta, Lady Gregory, Irish dramatist (born 1852)
- June 17 – Sir John Quick, Australian politician and author (born 1852)
- July 6 – Kenneth Grahame, Scottish-born author of The Wind in the Willows (born 1859)
- July 20 – René Bazin, French novelist (born 1853)
- July 22 – J. Meade Falkner, English writer and poet, author of Moonfleet (born 1858)
- September 5 – Paul Bern, German American screenwriter (suicide, born 1889)
- October 5 – Christopher Brennan, Australian poet (born 1870)
- November 17 – Charles W. Chesnutt, American writer (born 1858)
- November 23 – Henry S. Whitehead, American horror and fantasy novelist (gastric ailment, born 1882)
- James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction: Helen de Guerry Simpson, Boomerang
- James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: Stephen Gwynn, The Life of Mary Kingsley
- Newbery Medal for children's literature: Laura Adams Armer, Waterless Mountain
- Nobel Prize for literature: John Galsworthy
- Pulitzer Prize for Drama: George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, Ira Gershwin, Of Thee I Sing
- Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: George Dillon: The Flowering Stone
- Pulitzer Prize for the Novel: Pearl S. Buck: The Good Earth
- Hamill, Janet. "The Lonesome Death of Hart Crane". About.com Poetry. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
- The Times: Past, Present, Future. 1985. p. 50.
- "Novelist's War Experiences". The Times (46293) (London). 1932-11-17. p. 9.
- O Drisceoil, Donal (2005). "'The best banned in the land': censorship and Irish writing since 1950". Yearbook of English Studies. Retrieved 2012-03-21.
- Bookrags: Giles Lytton Strachey biography. Accessed 28 October 2012.
- Hellnotes: Ron Breznay's Masters of Horror. Accessed 28 October 2012.