1936 in literature

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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1936.


The olive tree near Alfacar where Federico García Lorca is executed on August 19[1]
  • August 18 – The 38-year-old Spanish dramatist, Federico García Lorca, is arrested by Francoist militia during the White Terror and is never seen alive again. His brother-in-law, Manuel Fernández-Montesinos, the leftist mayor of Granada, is shot the same day.[2][3] Lorca's play The House of Bernarda Alba (La casa de Bernarda Alba), completed on June 19, will not be performed until 1945.
  • November 6 – Following its United States publication in 1934, the United Kingdom authorities decide they will not prosecute or seize copies of James Joyce's 1922 novel Ulysses.[4]
  • November 23 – Life magazine begins publication as a weekly news magazine in the United States under the management of Henry Luce.
  • Scottish-born university teacher of English literature J. I. M. Stewart writing as Michael Innes publishes his first (lighthearted) crime novel Death at the President's Lodging, set in Oxford and introducing his long-running character Detective Inspector John Appleby of Scotland Yard.[5]
  • The Carnegie Medal for excellence in children's literature is established by the Library Association in the United Kingdom. The first winner is Arthur Ransome for Pigeon Post.

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Children and young people[edit]



Main article: 1936 in poetry





In fiction[edit]


  1. ^ Gibson, Ian (1992). Lorca's Granada. ISBN 0-571-16489-7. 
  2. ^ Gibson, Ian (1983). The Assassination of Federico García Lorca. London: Penguin Books. p. 164. 
  3. ^ Gibson, Ian (1996). El assasinato de García Lorca (in Spanish). Barcelona: Plaza & Janes. p. 255. ISBN 978-84-663-1314-8. 
  4. ^ Birmingham, Kevin (2014). The most dangerous book: the battle for James Joyce's Ulysses. London: Head of Zeus. ISBN 9781784080723. 
  5. ^ a b Keating, H. R. F. (1982). Whodunit? – a guide to crime, suspense and spy fiction. London: Windward. ISBN 0-7112-0249-4. 
  6. ^ Sutherland, John (2007). Bestsellers: a very short introduction. Oxford University Press. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-19-921489-1. 
  7. ^ a b c Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6. 
  8. ^ Haycock, David Boyd (2012). I Am Spain. Brecon. pp. 143–4.