1940 in literature

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In poetry
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1940.

Events[edit]

Uncertain dates

  • The Russian poet Anna Akhmatova's collection From Six Books appears in the Soviet Union, but distribution is soon suspended, copies pulped and remaining issues prohibited.[8]
  • Wills & Hepworth of Loughborough launches its longstanding Ladybird Books in the United Kingdom with Bunnykin's Picnic Party: a story in verse for children with illustrations in colour.[9]

New books[edit]

Fiction[edit]

Children and young people[edit]

Drama[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Uncertain date

Awards[edit]

In literature[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boulé, Jean-Pierre (2005). Sartre, Self-formation, and Masculinities. Berghahn Books. p. 114. ISBN 1-57181-742-5.
  2. ^ Judt, Tony (1992). Past Imperfect. French Intellectuals, 1944–1956. Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 28–30. ISBN 0-520-07921-3.
  3. ^ Chronology in Oxford World's Classics editions of her works.
  4. ^ Bradford, Richard (2004). First Boredom Then Fear: The Life of Philip Larkin. London: Peter Owen. p. 39. ISBN 0-7206-1147-4.
  5. ^ "Penguin Archive Timeline". University of Bristol. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
  6. ^ Sutherland, John; Fender, Stephen (2011). "29 December". Love, Sex, Death & Words: Surprising Tales from a Year in Literature. London: Icon. ISBN 978-184831-247-0.
  7. ^ Royle, Trevor (1997-03-07). "Obituary: Wing Cdr Douglas Blackwood". The Independent. London. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  8. ^ Martin, R. Eden (April 2007). "Collecting Anna Akhmatova" (PDF). The Caxtonian. Caxton Club. 15 (4): 9. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  9. ^ Johnson, Lorraine; Alderson, Brian (2014). The Ladybird Story: children's books for everyone. London: British Library. ISBN 978-0-7123-5728-9.
  10. ^ "Angela Carter". The British Library. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Selma Lagerlöf | Swedish author". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 24 April 2020.