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By Judith S. Baughman, Matthew Joseph Bruccoli, Vincent Tompkins, Richard Layman, Victor Bondi

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Catalogue of Genius. No other decade in history — with the possible exception of 1590-1600 — produced a comparable burst of literary genius. These are some of the writers who published their first books during the 1920s: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, E. E. Cummings, Thomas Wolfe, James Gould Cozzens, Edmund Wilson, Dashiell Hammett, William Faulkner, Hart Crane, Robert Penn Warren, Wallace Stevens, John Steinbeck, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, Countee Cullen, John Dos Passos.

H. Lawrence's Women in Love and a translation of Arthur Schnitzler's Casanova's Homecoming. Boni & Liveright editor T. R. Smith was tried and cleared in connection with a translation of Petronius's Satyricon and Maxwell Bodenheim's Replenishing Jessica. In 1929 Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness, a novel about lesbianism, was cleared by the New York court after having been banned in England. The Bostonians took action against Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy, Lewis's Elmer Gantry, Sherwood Anderson's Dark Laughter, John Dos Passos's Manhattan Transfer, an issue of Scribners Magazine in which Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms was serialized, and the issue of The American Mercury with Herbert Asbury's "Hatrack," a short story about a prostitute.

Samuel Barber composes Serenade for String Quartet. • Walter Piston composes Viola Concerto. • Roy Harris composes American Portraits. • Edward Hopper paints The Lighthouse at Two Lights. • Charles Shuler paints Upper Deck. • Thomas Hart Benton paints Georgia Cotton Pickers. • Arthur G. Dove paints Foghorns. • Alexander Calder sculpts Circus. • Saul Baizerman sculpts Hod Carrier. • Isamu Noguchi sculpts Martha Graham. " 10 Jan. Elmer Rice's Street Scene opens. 11 Feb. Eugene O'Neill's Dynamo opens.

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