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Fiction and Literature

American Writers of the 1930s

Hemingway: The 1930s

Dream of the Golden Mountains: Remembering the 1930s
Malcolm Cowley
070.4 C875Zc

Vanity Fair, Selections from America's Most Memorable Magazine: A Cavalcade of the 1920s and 1930s
Cleveland Amory, et al., editors
810.8 qV258

The Great Depression and the Culture of Abundance: Kenneth Fearing, Nathanael West, and Mass Culture in the 1930s
Rita Barnard
810.90052 B259 1995

Federal Writers' Project: A Study in Government Patronage of the Arts
Monty Noam Penkower
810.90052 F293Zp

Literature at the Barricades: The American Writer in the 1930s
Ralph F. Bogardus and Fred Hobson, editors
810.90052 L776

Radical Revisions: Rereading 1930s Culture
Bill Mullen and Sherry Lee Linkon, editors
810.9358 R129 1996

Power of Political Art: The 1930s Literary Left Reconsidered
Robert Shulman
810.9358 S562 2000

Famous American Plays of the 1930s
Harold Clurman, editor
812.5208 F198

Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and 40s
813.087208 C9294 1997

Before the Golden Age: A Science Fiction Anthology of the 1930s
Isaac Asimov, editor
813.0876 A832

Hemingway: The 1930s
Michael S. Reynolds
813.52 H488Zre5 1997

American Superrealism: Nathanael West and the Politics of Representation in the 1930s
Jonathan Veitz
813.52 W519Zv 1997

Tycoons and Locusts: A Regional Look at Hollywood Fiction of the 1930s
Walter Wells
813.5209 W456

Prophets in Babylon: Five California Novelists in the 1930s
Margaret C. Jones
813.520997794 J78 1992

American Fiction from the 1930s

The Maltese Falcon

Try some of the novels your family members might have been reading
in the 1930s. (Not all of these novels have American settings.)

Buck, Pearl
The Good Earth (1931)

Cain, James M.
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934)

Caldwell, Erskine
Tobacco Road (1932)

Dos Passos, John
The Big Money (1936)
The 42nd Parallel (1930)
1919 (1932)

Farrell, James T.
Young Lonigan (1932)

Faulkner, William
Absalom, Absalom (1936)
As I Lay Dying (1930)
Light in August (1932)
Sanctuary (1931)

Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Tender is the Night (1934)

Hammett, Dashiell
The Glass Key (1930)
The Maltese Falcon (1931)
The Thin Man (1932)

Hemingway, Ernest
To Have and Have Not (1937)

Hurston, Zora Neale
Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)

Mitchell, Margaret
Gone with the Wind (1936)

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan
The Yearling (1938)

Roth, Henry
Call It Sleep (1934)

Steinbeck, John
The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
Of Mice and Men (1937)
Tortilla Flat (1935)

West, Nathaniel
Miss Lonely-Hearts (1933)
The Day of the Locust (1939)

Wolfe, Thomas
Of Time and the River (1935)
The Web and the Rock (1939)

Wright, Richard
Uncle Tom's Children (1938)

Fiction Set in 1930s America

A Southern Exposure

These are novels that have been written since the 1930s, with settings in America of the 1930s.

Adams, Alice
A Southern Exposure

Bellow, Saul
The Adventures of Augie March

Dallas, Sandra
The Persian Pickle Club

Doctorow, E. L.
Billy Bathgate
Loon Lake
World's Fair

Doig, Ivan
Bucking the Sun
English Creek

Floyd, Patty Lou
The Silver DeSoto

Gathje, Curtis
A Model Crime

Gibbons, Kaye
A Cure for Dreams

Hill, Mars
The Moaner's Bench

Kelly, Jack
Mad Dog

Kennedy, William
Billy Phelan's Greatest Game

King, Stephen
The Green Mile

Kluger, Richard
Un-American Activities

Kotlowitz, Robert
Sea Changes

Lansdale, Joe R.
The Bottoms

McMurtry, Larry, and Diana Ossana
Pretty Boy Floyd

Marshall, Catherine

Purdy, James
On Glory's Course

Rosen, Charley
The House of Moses All-Stars

Shreve, Anita
Sea Glass

Slone, Verna Mae
Rennie's Way

Thayer, Steve
Saint Mudd: A Novel of Gangsters and Saints

Williams, Jeanne
The Longest Road

Yount, John