1908 in literature
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1908.wikipedia
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September 30 – Maurice Maeterlinck's The Blue Bird (L'Oiseau bleu) is premièred at Konstantin Stanislavsky's Moscow Art Theatre.
The Blue Bird (L'Oiseau bleu) is a 1908 play by Belgian playwright and poet Maurice Maeterlinck.
Romanian writer Urmuz is known to be working on his manuscript stories, the Bizarre Pages, printed only after 1922.
Urmuz – Bizarre Pages (first samples; written c. 1908)
Friedrich Nietzsche (posthumous) – Ecce homo: Wie man wird, was man ist (written 1888)
German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche writes Götzen-Dämmerung, oder, Wie man mit dem Hammer philosophiert ("Twilight of the Idols, or, How to Philosophize with a Hammer", published 1889), Der Antichrist (1895) and his autobiography, Ecce homo: Wie man wird, was man ist (posthumous, 1908), his last works before his total mental collapse.
Octave Mirbeau – Home (Le Foyer)
It was performed in December 1908 on the stage of the Comédie-Française, in Paris.
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John Fox, Jr. – The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (published in 1903) and The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (published in 1908) are arguably his most well known and successful works, entering the New York Times top ten list of bestselling novels for 1903, 1904, 1908, and 1909 respectively.
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José Toribio Medina – Los Restos Indígenas de Pichilemu
1908: El veneciano Sebastián Caboto: Al servicio de España y especialmente de su proyectado viaje á las Molucas por el Estrecho de Magallanes y al reconocimiento de la costa del continente hasta la gobernación de Pedrarias Dávila. Santiago de Chile: Impr. y encuadernación universitaria.
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Alexander Bogdanov – Red Star
1908 in literature
January 9 – Simone de Beauvoir, French feminist philosopher (died 1986)
February 4 – Phyllis Shand Allfrey, Dominican writer (born 1908)
January 25 – Ouida (Maria Louise Ramé), English novelist (born 1839)
January 7 – Ouida, English novelist (died 1908)
May 27 – Peggy Ramsay, born Margaret Venniker, Australian-born British theatrical agent (died 1991)
March – Paul Engle, American poet and novelist (born 1908)
March 6 – Dame Felicitas Corrigan, English writer and Benedictine nun (died 2003)
March 14 – Lucian Boz, Romanian and Australian literary critic (born 1908)
August 21 – M. M. Kaye, Indian-born English novelist and autobiographer (died 2004)
M. M. Kaye, Indian-born English novelist (born 1908)
May 7 – Ludovic Halévy, French playwright and author (born 1834)
January 1 – Ludovic Halévy, French playwright and author (died 1908)
March 22 – Louis L'Amour, American author (died 1988)
June 10 – Louis L'Amour, American western novelist (born 1908)
May 17 – Frederic Prokosch, American novelist and poet (died 1989)
July 31 – Zhou Yang, Chinese literary theorist (born 1908)
November 8 – Martha Gellhorn, American journalist (suicide 1998)
February 15 – Martha Gellhorn, American journalist (suicide, born 1908)
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Selma Lagerlöf – The Girl from the Marsh Croft
1908 in literature
January 16 – Pavel Nilin, Soviet novelist and playwright (died 1981)
May 18 – William Saroyan, American novelist and dramatist (born 1908)
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July 23 – Elio Vittorini, Italian author (died 1966)
February 12 – Elio Vittorini, Italian novelist, (born 1908)
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January 18 – Jacob Bronowski, Polish scientist and poet (died 1974)
Buddhadeb Bosu, Bengali poet and writer (born 1908)
February 7 – Alexander Ertel, Russian novelist and short story writer (born 1855)
July 19 – Alexander Ertel, Russian novelist and short story writer (died 1908)
October 13 – Robert Liddell, English biographer, novelist and poet (died 1992)
July 23 – Robert Liddell, English biographer, novelist and poet (born 1908)
November 21 – Elizabeth George Speare, American children's writer (died 1994)
July 5 – Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, Malayalam short story writer (born 1908)