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Fiction 1967

 

100 years of solitude 1967
One Hundred Years of Solitude

 

Considered his masterpiece, Gabriel García Márquez uses the surreal, magical realism, and the smudging of time and space to fix 100 years of Columbian history to the overall Hispanic experience. The novel was not translated into English until 1970 and was the impetus for his winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1972. It is the best book I ever read.

 

rosemary's baby 1967

 

 

 


Rosemary's Baby

 

Author Ira Levin takes on a Faust journey where a husband sells his wife's womb to the Devil for a successful acting career. Made into a hit movie the next year.

 

 

 

 

 

the outsiders 1967


The Outsiders

 

S. E. Hinton was 15 when she began writing The Outsiders and was published when she was 18. It is a coming of age story pitting the more affluent but troubled Socs against the less affluent and troubled Greasers. gangs separated by socio-economics rather than territory. It also became, and still is, one of the most censored books in school libraries

 

confessions of nat turner 1967
The Confessions of Nat Turner

 

Author William Styron used the historical "confession" documents written by Nat Turner's lawyer at the time to fictionalize and add character to the 1831 Virginia slave revolt let by Nat Turner who claimed to be on a mission from God to destroy the White race. Though controversial it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972,

 



 

The Arrangement - Elia Kazan

Leon Uris - Topaz

Lloyd Alexander - Taran Wanderer
Thomas Berger - Killing Time
Arthur J. Burks - Black Medicine
Angela Carter - The Magic Toyshop
Margaret Craven - I Heard the Owl Call My Name
Margaret Drabble - Jerusalem the Golden
Allan W. Eckert - Wild Season
Alan Garner - The Owl Service
William Hope Hodgson - Deep Waters
Aldous Huxley - The Crows of Pearblossom (published posthumously)
James Jones - Go to the Widow-Maker
Anna Kavan - Ice
Oe Kenzaburo - The Silent Cry
Milan Kundera - The Joke
Joan Lindsay - Picnic at Hanging Rock
Alistair MacLean - Where Eagles Dare
Naguib Mahfouz - Miramar
Ruth Manning-Sanders - A Book of Wizards
Daniel Pratt Mannix IV - The Fox and the Hound
Catherine Marshall - Christy
R. D. Mascott - 003½: The Adventures of James Bond Junior
R. K. Narayan - The Vendor of Sweets
Scott O'Dell - The Black Pearl
K. M. Peyton - Flambards
Chaim Potok - The Chosen
Marin Preda - Morometii
E. Hoffman Price - Strange Gateways
Ruth Rendell - A New Lease of Death
Mary Stewart - The Gabriel Hounds
Henry Sutton - The Exhibitionist
Piri Thomas - Down These Mean Streets
Ngugi wa Thiong'o - A Grain of Wheat
Jack Vance - The Palace of Love
Thornton Wilder - The Eighth Day
Colin Wilson - The Mind Parasites
Roger Zelazny - Lord of Light

 

More on each new book of 1967 at Wikipedia

 

Literary News 1967

 

Pulitzer prize for fiction awarded to Bernard Malamud for The Fixer

 

Pulitzer prize for non- fiction awarded to David Brion Davisfor The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture

 

Nobel Prize for Literature - Miguel Ángel Asturias

 

Non Fiction 1967

 

nicholas and Alexandra 1967Nicholas and Alexandra: An Intimate Account of the Last of the Romanovs and the Fall of Imperial Russia

 

Historian Robert K. Massie chronicles the lives and deaths of the last Czar and his family. Inspired by the author's son who as also a hemophiliac as were the Romanovs.

 

 

 

death of a president 1967The Death of a President

 

.In 1963 historian William Manchester was given a $36,000 advance from Jacqueline Kennedy to write a book on the assassination of her husband John F. Kennedy. The book became a best seller partly due to Mrs Kennedy requiring some political passages be removed and she did not want it serialized by LOOK magazine. Manchester acquiesced saying they were trivial changes. In a new forward for a 1988 reprinting, in reply to questioning whether he would rewrite some of the text in lieu of new developments over the assassination he wrote, "There are no new developments." .

 

 

Peter Brown – Augustine of Hippo: A Biography.
Robert Coles – A Study in Courage and Fear, volume 1 of Children of Crisis.
L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp – The Story of Science in America.
Joseph Fletcher - Moral Responsibility.
Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore – The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects.


1967 Tony Awards (theater)

 

Play - The Homecoming
Actor Play - Paul Rogers, The Homecoming
Actress Play - Beryl Reid, The Killing of Sister George
Supporting or Featured Actor Play - Ian Holm, The Homecoming
Supporting or Featured Actress Play - Marian Seldes, A Delicate Balance
Director Play - Peter Hall, The Homecoming

 

Comedy 1967

 

richard pryor 1967

 

Though Richard Pryor and been around and about for a few years his first album Richard Pryor came out in 1967. True to form, it is when he began using the N word in his performances.

 

bill cosby revenge 1967


Again, Bill Cosby wins the Grammy for best Comedy performance for the album Revenge

 

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