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1958 Fifties

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Fiction 1958

 

Graham Greene - Our Man in Havana

Jack Kerouac - The Dharma Bums

Terry Southern - Candy
Robert Traver - Anatomy of a Murder

Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's

 

 

Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart
Kingsley Amis - I Like It Here
Thomas Berger - Crazy in Berlin
James Blish - A Case of Conscience
Joseph Payne Brennan - Nine Horrors and a Dream
Algis Budrys - Man of Earth
John Dickson Carr - The Dead Man's Knock
Raymond Chandler - Playback
Agatha Christie - Ordeal by Innocence
A. J. Cronin - The Innkeeper's Wife
Patrick Dennis - Around the World with Auntie Mame
Ian Fleming - Dr. No
Peter George - Red Alert
Cyril Hare - He Should Have Died Hereafter
Marlen Haushofer - We Murder Stella
Georgette Heyer - Venetia
Harold L. Humes - The Underground City
Frances Parkinson Keyes - Victorine
Ross Macdonald - The Doomsters
Mary Renault - The King Must Die
Anya Seton - The Winthrop Woman
Dr. Seuss - Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
Alan Sillitoe - Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Jack Vance - The Languages of Pao
Rex Warner - Young Caesar
Jerome Weidman - The Enemy Camp

 

New York Times Bestseller list 1958

Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver
Lolita by Vladimir Nakobov
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

 

 

1958 Tony Awards (theater)

 

Outstanding Play: Sunrise at Campobello by Dore Schary
Outstanding Dramatic Actor: Ralph Bellamy, Sunrise At Campobello
Outstanding Dramatic Actress: Helen Hayes, Time Remembered
Outstanding Supporting or Featured Dramatic Actor: Henry Jones, Sunrise at Campobello
Outstanding Supporting or Featured Dramatic Actress: Anne Bancroft, Two For the Seesaw
Outstanding Director: Vincent J Donehue, Sunrise at Campobello

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Comedy 1958

 

Literary News 1958

 

Comic strip "BC" 1st appears


Nobel Prize for Literature – Boris Leonidovich Pasternak

 

Pulitzer_Prize
Fiction: A Death in the Family by James Agee
Drama: Look Homeward, Angel by Ketti Frings

 

Non Fiction 1958

Brendan Behan - Borstal Boy

Shelby Foote – The Civil War: A Narrative – Vol 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville

John Kenneth Galbraith - The Affluent Society

J. Edgar Hoover - Masters of Deceit

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World Revisited

Claude Lévi-Strauss – Structural Anthropology

John Steinbeck – Once There Was A War

Raymond Williams – Culture and Society 1780-1950

 



  

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