1917 in literature

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This article presents lists of literary events and publications in 1917.wikipedia
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Abraham Cahan – The Rise of David Levinsky
It was published in 1917, and remains Cahan's best known work.

Regiment of Women

Clemence Dane – Regiment of Women
First published in 1917, the novel has gained some notoriety due to its more or less veiled treatment of lesbian relationships inside and outside a school setting.

The Breasts of Tiresias

Les Mamelles de Tirésiasthe eponymous play
Guillaume Apollinaire – The Breasts of Tiresias (Les mamelles de Tirésias, written 1903, first performed)
Written in 1903, the play received its first production in a revised version in 1917.

2010 in literature

201020112010 novel
August 24 – Ruth Park, New Zealand children's writer (died 2010)
Billy Arjan Singh, Indian author (born 1917)

2005 in literature

20052006January 2005
June 13 – Augusto Roa Bastos, Paraguayan novelist (died 2005)
John L. Hess, American journalist and critic (born 1917)

1919 in literature

19191920
Colette – Mitsou (novella, 1919)
March – The diaries up to the end of 1917 of English naturalist W. N. P. Barbellion (Bruce Frederick Cummings) are published as The Journal of a Disappointed Man in London by Chatto & Windus. This treats his resignation to the disease multiple sclerosis of which he will die on October 22 (age 30) at Gerrards Cross.

2007 in literature

20072008August 2007
February 11 – Sidney Sheldon, American novelist (died 2007)
January 30 – Sidney Sheldon, American writer (born 1917)

2015 in literature

201520162014
July 15 – Robert Conquest, English-born historian and poet (died 2015)
January 25 – John Leggett, American author and academic, 97 (born 1917)

1986 in literature

19861987
May 16 – Juan Rulfo, Mexican fiction writer (died 1986)
January 7 – Juan Rulfo, Mexican writer, screenwriter and photographer (born 1917)

1993 in literature

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January 6 – Maeve Brennan, Irish-born short story writer and journalist (died 1993)
November 1 – Maeve Brennan, Irish short story writer and journalist (born 1917)

2000 in literature

20002001(2000)
June 7 – Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (died 2000)
December 3 – Gwendolyn Brooks, African American poet (born 1917)

2008 in literature

20082009February 2008
November 3 – Conor Cruise O'Brien, Irish biographer and political writer (died 2008)
Arthur C. Clarke, English science fiction writer and futurologist (born 1917)

1977 in literature

19771978
March 1 – Robert Lowell, American poet (died 1977)
September 12 – Robert Lowell, American poet (heart attack, born 1917)

1999 in literature

199920001999 novel
July 8 – J. F. Powers, American author (died 1999)
June 14 – J. F. Powers, American writer (born 1917)

1839 in literature

1839
January 15 – William De Morgan, English novelist and potter (born 1839)
July 11 – Kate Sanborn, American author and essayist (died 1917)

1985 in literature

19851986 1985
Heinrich Böll, German Nobel Prize winning novelist (died 1985)
July 16 – Heinrich Böll, German novelist, Nobel laureate (born 1917)

2012 in literature

201220132012 book
November 12 – Leila Berg, English children's author and education writer (died 2015)
April 17 – Leila Berg, English children's writer and activist (born 1917)

1840 in literature

1840
June 18 – Titu Maiorescu, Romanian culture critic, philosopher, and politician (born 1840)
February 15 – Titu Maiorescu, Romanian culture critic, philosopher, and political figure (died 1917)

1984 in literature

1984198584
October 24 – Denys Val Baker, Welsh writer (died 1984)
July 6 – Denys Val Baker, Welsh novelist and short story writer (born 1917)

2003 in literature

20032004 2003
Unknown date – Fadwa Toukan, Palestinian poet (died 2003)
December 12 – Fadwa Toukan, Palestinian poet (born 1917)

1848 in literature

18481848 novel
February 16 – Octave Mirbeau, French novelist and critic (born 1848)
February 16 – Octave Mirbeau, French travel writer, novelist and playwright (died 1917)

1832 in literature

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May 13 – Gustav Jaeger, German naturalist (born 1832)
June 23 – Gustav Jaeger, German naturalist (died 1917)

1841 in literature

18411881
Unknown date – Georges de Peyrebrune, French novelist (born 1841)
April 18 – Georges de Peyrebrune (Mathilde-Marie Georgina Élisabeth Johnston of Pierrebrune), French novelist (died 1917)

1859 in literature

185959
April 14 – L. L. Zamenhof, Polish creator of Esperanto (born 1859)
December 15 – L. L. Zamenhof, Russo-Polish initiator of Esperanto (died 1917)

1867 in literature

1867
December 27 – George Diamandy, Romanian journalist, dramatist, and political figure (angina, born 1867)
February 27 – George Diamandy, Romanian journalist, dramatist, and political figure (died 1917)