1927 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1927.
- January – The Books Kinokuniya (紀伊國屋書店) bookstore business is established in Tokyo.
- May 5 – Virginia Woolf's stream of consciousness novel To the Lighthouse is published by the Hogarth Press in London; considered a landmark of high modernism, a second impression follows in June.
- June 29 – T. S. Eliot, hitherto a Unitarian, is baptised into the Church of England at Finstock; in November he takes British citizenship.
- July 7 – James Joyce's collection Pomes Penyeach is published by Shakespeare and Company in Paris.
- July 9 – P. G. Wodehouse's short story "Pig-hoo-o-o-o-ey" is published in the United States magazine Liberty, introducing Lord Emsworth's prize pig, Empress of Blandings (first UK publication in August issue of The Strand Magazine).
- August – T. S. Eliot's poem Journey of the Magi is published in Faber and Gwyer's Ariel poems series (London) illustrated by E. McKnight Kauffer.
- September – Eric Blair (George Orwell) decides while on leave to remain in the UK, resigns from his post with the Imperial Police in Burma, and moves to London to become a writer.
- December – Agatha Christie's fictional amateur detective Miss Marple makes her first appearance in print in a short story, "The Tuesday Night Club", published in The Royal Magazine.
- Expatriate American writer Natalie Clifford Barney starts an informal Académie des femmes to honor woman writers at her Paris salon. Honorees include Colette, Gertrude Stein, Anna Wickham, Rachilde, Lucie Delarue-Mardrus, Mina Loy, Djuna Barnes and (posthumously) Renée Vivien.
- Translation of Franz Roh's work of artistic criticism Nach Expressionismus – Magischer Realismus: Probleme der neuesten europäischen Malerei ("After Expressionism – Magical Realism: Problems of the newest European painting", 1925) into Spanish by Revista de Occidente leads to the concept of magic realism becoming popular in Latin American literature.
- Victor Gollancz establishes the London publishing house Victor Gollancz Ltd.
- The Strand Bookstore business is established in Manhattan by Benjamin Bass.
- Djamaluddin Adinegoro – Darah Muda (Young Blood)
- Ion Agârbiceanu – Legea minții
- Arthur Bernède – Belphégor
- Tjoe Hong Bok – Setangan Berloemoer Darah (A Glove Covered in Blood)
- James Boyd – Marching On
- Edgar Rice Burroughs – The Outlaw of Torn
- James Branch Cabell – Something About Eve
- Willa Cather – Death Comes for the Archbishop
- Blaise Cendrars – La Confession de Dan Yack
- Agatha Christie – The Big Four
- Jaime de Angulo – The Lariat
- Mazo de la Roche – Jalna
- Warwick Deeping - Kitty
- Franklin W. Dixon – The Tower Treasure
- Arthur Conan Doyle – The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
- William Faulkner – Mosquitoes
- David Garnett – Go She Must!
- Julien Green – The Closed Garden
- Ernest Hemingway – Men Without Women
- Hermann Hesse – Steppenwolf
- Will James – Smoky the Cowhorse
- James Weldon Johnson – God's Trombones
- Franz Kafka – Amerika
- Kwee Tek Hoay – Boenga Roos dari Tjikembang
- D. H. Lawrence – John Thomas and Lady Jane
- Halldór Laxness – Vefarinn mikli frá Kasmír (The Great Weaver from Kashmir)
- Rosamond Lehmann – Dusty Answer
- Sinclair Lewis – Elmer Gantry
- Waverley Lewis Root – King of the Jews
- Philip MacDonald – Patrol
- François Mauriac – Thérèse Desqueyroux
- Vilhelm Moberg – Raskens
- Paul Morand – The Living Buddha
- Mourning Dove – Cogewea, the Half-Blood: A Depiction of the Great Montana Cattle Range
- Yury Olesha – Envy
- Baroness Orczy – Sir Percy Hits Back
- Marcel Proust (posthumous) – Le Temps retrouvé (Time Regained or The Past Recaptured; final instalment of In Search of Lost Time)
- Joseph Roth – Flight without End
- Dorothy L. Sayers – Unnatural Death
- Upton Sinclair – Oil!
- B. Traven – Der Schatz der Sierra Madre (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre)
- Sigrid Undset
- The Snake Pit
- The Son Avenger
- S. S. Van Dine – The Canary Murder Case
- Thornton Wilder – The Bridge of San Luis Rey
- Henry Williamson – Tarka the Otter
- P. G. Wodehouse
- Virginia Woolf – To the Lighthouse
- Eiji Yoshikawa (吉川 英治) – Naruto Hitcho (鳴門秘帖, A Secret Record of Naruto; serialization concludes)
- Arnold Zweig – Streit um den Sergeanten Grischa ("The Case of Sergeant Grischa")
Children and young people
- Walter R. Brooks – To and Again (reissued 1949 as Freddy Goes to Florida)
- May Justus – Peter Pocket: A Little Boy of the Cumberland Mountains
- John Masefield – The Midnight Folk
- Edward Wyke Smith – The Marvellous Land of Snergs (proto-Hobbits)
- Henry Williamson – Tarka the Otter
- Isaac Babel – Sunset
- Philip Barry – Paris Bound
- Bertolt Brecht – In The Jungle of Cities (Im Dickicht der Städte; in its final version)
- Mikhail Bulgakov – Flight (written)
- Federico García Lorca – Mariana Pineda
- Joseph Goebbels – Der Wanderer (only performances; written 1923)
- DuBose Heyward and Dorothy Heyward – Porgy
- Vsevolod Ivanov – Armoured Train 14-69 (Бронепоезд 14-69, Bronepoezd 14-69)
- George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber – The Royal Family
- John Howard Lawson – Loud Speaker
- Alexander Lernet-Holenia – Szene als Einleitung zu einer Totenfeier für Rainer Maria Rilke
- W. Somerset Maugham – The Letter
- Ernst Toller – Hoppla, We're Alive! (Hoppla, wir leben!)
- Ben Travers – Thark
- Jim Tully – Twenty Below
- Bayard Veiller – The Trial of Mary Dugan
- Roger Vitrac – The Mysteries of Love (Les Mystères de l'amour)
- Emlyn Williams – Full Moon
- Carl Zuckmayer – Schinderhannes
Main article: 1927 in poetry
- Robert Desnos – La liberté ou l'amour! (Liberty or Love!)
- Allama Iqbal – Zabur-i-Ajam (Persian Psalms)
- James Joyce – Pomes Penyeach
- Don Marquis – archy and mehitabel
- A. A. Milne – Now We Are Six
- Stanley Baldwin – On England and Other Addresses
- Nan Britton – The President's Daughter
- John Dewey – Philosophy and Civilization
- J. W. Dunne – An Experiment with Time
- E. M. Forster – Aspects of the Novel
- Sigmund Freud – The Future of an Illusion (Die Zukunft einer Illusion)
- Martin Heidegger – Being and Time (Sein und Zeit)
- Christopher Hussey – The Picturesque: Studies in a Point of View (garden history)
- John Livingston Lowes – The Road to Xanadu: A Study in the Ways of the Imagination
- Bertrand Russell – An Outline of Philosophy
- Helen Waddell – The Wandering Scholars
- January 8 – Charles Tomlinson, English poet (died 2015)
- January 16 – Oldřich Daněk, Czech dramatist (died 2000)
- January 28 – Vera Williams, American author and illustrator (died 2015)
- February 1 – Galway Kinnell, American poet (died 2014)
- February 6 – William Gardner Smith, expatriate American novelist and journalist (died 1974)
- February 16 – Shahidullah Kaiser, Bangladeshi novelist (died 1971)
- February 21 – Erma Bombeck, American humorist (died 1996)
- March 6 – Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist (died 2014)
- March 18 – George Plimpton, American writer and actor (died 2003)
- March 22 – Vera Henriksen, née Roscher Lund, Norwegian historical novelist (died 2016)
- May 19 – Yusuf Idris, Egyptian writer (died 1991)
- May 25 – Robert Ludlum, American novelist (died 2001)
- May 27 – Malayattoor Ramakrishnan, Indian Malayali novelist (died 1997)
- June 13 – Paul Ableman, English writer of erotic fiction and playwright (died 2006)
- June 20 – Simin Behbahani, Persian poet (died 2014)
- July 4 – Neil Simon, American playwright
- August 15 – Patrick Galvin, Irish poet and dramatist (died 2011)
- August 23 – Dick Bruna, Dutch author and illustrator
- August 24 – David Ireland, Australian novelist
- August 27 – Fouad al-Tikerly, Iraqi novelist and writer (died 2008)
- September 4 – Bernardino Zapponi, Italian novelist (died 2000)
- September 30 – W. S. Merwin, American poet
- October 16 – Günter Grass, German novelist (died 2015)
- December 13 – James Wright, American poet (died 1980)
- December 24 – Mary Higgins Clark, American novelist
- March 18 – Philip Wicksteed, English theologian and critic (born 1844)
- March 31 – Mabel Collins, British theosophist and author (born 1851)
- April 16 – Gaston Leroux, French novelist (born 1868)
- May 25 – Henri Hubert, French sociologist (born 1872)
- May 29 – Georges Eekhoud, Belgian novelist (born 1854)
- June 1 – J. B. Bury, Irish historian (born 1861)
- June 9 – Adolfo León Gómez, Colombian poet (born 1857)
- June 14 – Jerome K. Jerome, English humorous writer (born 1859)
- July 5 – Lesbia Harford, Australian poet (born 1891)
- July 24 – Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (芥川 龍之介), Japanese short story writer and poet (suicide, born 1892)
- August 13 – James Oliver Curwood, American novelist and conservationist (born 1878)
- August 24 – Manuel Díaz Rodríguez, Venezuelan writer (born 1871)
- September 14 – Hugo Ball, German poet (born 1886)
- September 15 – Herman Gorter, Dutch poet and socialist (born 1864)
- October 8
- October 22 – Borisav Stanković, Serbian writer (born 1876)
- October 23 – Bernhard Alexander, Hungarian philosopher and polymath (born 1850)
- November 23 – Stanisław Przybyszewski, Polish novelist, dramatist, and poet (born 1868)
- December 5 – Fyodor Sologub, Russian dramatist and essayist (born 1863)
- December 17 – Hubert Harrison, African-American writer, critic, and activist (born 1883)
- Unknown date – Alfred Remy, German-born American philologist and music writer (born 1870)
- James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction: Francis Brett Young, The Portrait of Clare
- James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography: H. A. L. Fisher, James Bryce, Viscount Bryce of Dechmont, O.M.
- Newbery Medal for children's literature: Will James, Smoky the Cow Horse
- Nobel Prize for Literature: Henri Bergson
- Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Paul Green, In Abraham's Bosom
- Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Leonora Speyer, Fiddler's Farewell
- Pulitzer Prize for the Novel: Louis Bromfield, Early Autumn
- "100 Best Novels". Modern Library. 1999. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- Curran, John (2011). Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making. New York: Harper. p. 140. ISBN 978-0-06-206542-1. The story becomes the first chapter of The Thirteen Problems (1932).
- Wickes, George (1976). The Amazon of Letters. New York: Putnam. pp. 153, 167. ISBN 0-399-11864-0.
- Guenther, Irene. "Magic Realism in the Weimar Republic" in MR: Theory, History, Community.
- "Obituary: "Dr. John Dewey Dead at 92; Philosopher a Noted Liberal". The New York Times. 1952. Retrieved 2013-06-13.
- Escuela Normal Superior de Chascomús.