The Events of 1937

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World, American, and regional events that occurred in 1937 were remarkably influential to history. The year of 1937 was marked by dynamic world leaders, intensifying international conflicts, economic struggles, record breaking athletes, and influential authors. Despite the fact that this year was a time of rising world instability and uncertainty, several admirable feats were still achieved. John Steinbeck was a world renowned author of the twentieth century. He wrote numerous novels, many of which were about migrant farmers who struggled during times of economic downfall. Of Mice and Men, published in 1937, and The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939, both were written with influence of the Great Depression. Both of these novels were introduced to the cinematic world and received excessive amounts of attention. Critics raved over The Grapes of Wrath, and within a year of its publication Steinbeck was awarded a Pulitzer Prize. He also won a National Book Award and the Nobel Prize in literature during his career (Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition). John Steinbeck was not the only influential writer of the 1930s; Robert Frost was also a dominant world figure that had a phenomenal impact on literature. Frost was one of the world’s most reputable poets of his time. He made his fame by writing poetry about his beautiful, scenic New England home. Frost struggled at the beginning of his career; he did not publish a work until he was in his late thirties. Despite Frost’s late start, he finally managed to make his fame in London, England. In 1913, his first book, A Boy’s Will, was published. This first publication was a major milestone for Frost. One year later, his second book, North of Boston, made its debut in England. ... ... middle of paper ... ...12. “Holocaust Chronology of 1937.” Jewish Virtual Library. Web. 09 Mar. 2012. . “International Relations.” Encyclopedia Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopedia Britannica Inc., 2012. Web. 09 Mar. 2012 "Keller, Helen." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2012. Web. 12 Mar. 2012. . "Owens, Jesse." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2012. Web. 15 Mar. 2012. . "Steinbeck, John." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2012. Web. 8 Mar. 2012. .
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