British Writers: Supplement XVI by Jay Parini

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K. S. K. 8 million homeless and over 68,000 dead Fidel Castro resigns as President of Cuba after a record-breaking 49 years as head of state Georgia launches a military strike against the defected region of South Ossetia, sparking the start of the short-lived South Ossetia War United States President Barack Obama orders the closure of all secret prisons and detention camps operated by the CIA, including the Guantánamo Bay facility in Cuba The World Health Organization declares a flu pandemic of the H1N1 virus, following an initial outbreak of the illness in Mexico Carol Ann Duffy is the first woman appointed poet laureate of the United Kingdom Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is confirmed as the winner of a second term as CHRONOLOGY 2010 230,000 people and leaving the capital Port-au-Prince in ruins.

Lawrence Seaway opens The European Free Trade Associa- CHRONOLOGY 1960 1961 1962 tion founded Alaska and Hawaii become the fortyninth and fiftieth states The Conservative party under Harold Macmillan wins British general election Brendan Behan’s The Hostage Golding’s Free Fall Graves’s Collected Poems Koestler’s The Sleepwalkers Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party Snow’s The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution Spark’s Memento Mori Susanna Clarke and Robert Crawford born South Africa bans the African National Congress and Pan-African Congress The Congo achieves independence John F.

Hannah Cowley BRIAN HOYLE. Brian Hoyle is a lecturer in English and Film Studies at the University of Dundee. He has published articles on a variety of film related topics, including literary adaptation, however, his main area of research is Post-War British Art Cinema.

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