1898 in literature
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in
Events January 13 –
Émile Zola's open letter to Félix Faure, President of France, on the Dreyfus affair, , is published on the front page of the Paris daily newspaper J'Accuse…! . On February 23, Zola is convicted of L'Aurore criminal libel in connection with . Following dismissal of his appeal he flees to London (arriving on July 19) to escape imprisonment. In August he begins writing his novel J'Accuse…! Fécondité in the suburbs. February 5–June 18 –
M. P. Shiel's " Yellow Peril" novel The Empress of the Earth, written around contemporary events in China, appears in the Pearson weekly Short Stories and in book form in July as The Yellow Danger; it is frequently reprinted. February 25 – Première of
Frank Wedekind's ( Earth Spirit Erdgeist), first of his Lulu plays, in Leipzig, in a production by Carl Heine, with Wedekind himself in the role of Dr Schön. March 25 –
O. Henry is imprisoned in Ohio Penitentiary, Columbus, for embezzlement. May 28 –
Max Beerbohm succeeds George Bernard Shaw as theatre critic of ; The Saturday Review (London) Shaw introduces him as "The Incomparable Max".  June – First appearance of
E. W. Hornung's fictional gentleman thief A. J. Raffles in the story "The Ides of March" in (London). Cassell's Magazine 
Moscow Art Theatre stages its first season under Constantin Stanislavski and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, including a double bill of Emilia Matthai's Greta's Happiness and Carlo Goldoni's , opening on 2 December, and the successful and influential The Mistress of the Inn Moscow Art Theatre production of by The Seagull Chekhov (its Moscow première), opening on 29 December [ O.S. 17 December] 1898. 
Peadar Ua Laoghaire's story begins serialization in Ireland as the first Séadna Irish language novel (published in book form 1904). 
Gerald Duckworth establishes the publishers Gerald Duckworth and Company in London. Henry James's novella is among their first year's output. In the Cage English designer
C. R. Ashbee begins book production at the Essex House Press.
Joseph Wright's begins publication. English Dialect Dictionary The "
Generation of '98" writers and thinkers are active in Spain. The term " Young Poland" is coined after a manifesto by Artur Górski, published in the Kraków newspaper ("Life"), to signify the period of Życie modernism in the Polish arts. New books Fiction Children and young people Drama Poetry Non-fiction Births
April 28 – William Soutar, Scottish poet and diarist (died 1943)
February 6 – Melvin B. Tolson, African-American modernist poet (died 1966)
March 12 – Tian Han, Chinese dramatist (died 1968)
May 19 – Julius Evola, Italian esotericist, journalist and philosopher (died 1974)
May 23 – Scott O'Dell, American children's author (died 1989)
June 9 – Curzio Malaparte, Italian novelist, playwright, and journalist (died 1957)
August 23 – George Papashvily, Georgian-American sculptor and author (died 1978)
August 28 – Malcolm Cowley, American novelist, poet, literary critic and journalist (died 1989)
September 13 – Arthur J. Burks, American writer (died 1974)
September 15 – J. Slauerhoff, Dutch poet and novelist (died 1936)
September 16 – H. A. Rey, German-born American children's writer and illustrator (died 1977)
October 9 – Tawfiq al-Hakim, Egyptian novelist and dramatist (died 1987)
October 17 – Simon Vestdijk, Dutch writer (died 1971)
November 14 – Benjamin Fondane, Romanian-born French poet, playwright and critic (died 1944)
November 29 – C. S. Lewis, English novelist and children's writer (died 1963) December 27 – W. C. Sellar, English humorous writer (died 1951) Deaths
January 14 – Lewis Carroll (Charles L. Dodgson), English scholar and children's writer (born 1832)
January 18 – Henry Liddell, English lexicographer of Greek (born 1811)
March 6 – Felice Cavallotti, Italian poet, playwright and politician (born 1842)
March 12 – Zachris Topelius, Swedish-language Finnish novelist (born 1818)
March 24 – George Thomas Stokes, Irish church historian (born 1843)
March 25 – James Payn, English novelist (born 1830)
March 31 – Eleanor Marx, English political writer and translator (born 1855)
May 22 – Edward Bellamy, American novelist (born 1850)
July 14 – Eliza Lynn Linton, English novelist and journalist (born 1822)
July 20 – Jean Ingelow, English poet and novelist (born 1820)
August 7 – Georg Ebers, German novelist and Egyptologist (born 1837)
August 17 – Sir William Fraser, 4th Baronet, English politician, author and book collector (born 1826)
September 9 – Stéphane Mallarmé, French Symbolist poet (born 1842)
September 20 – Theodor Fontane, German novelist and poet (born 1819)
September 29 – William Kingsford, English-born Canadian historian (born 1819)
November 29 – Ángel Ganivet, Spanish writer (born 1865; suicide by drowning) December 10 – William Black, Scottish novelist (born 1841) Awards References
Levant, Oscar (1969) . . Pocket Books. p. 49. The Unimportance of Being Oscar ISBN 0-671-77104-3.
Bleiler, Richard. "Raffles: The Gentleman Thief". Strand Magazine . Retrieved . 2014-07-25
Benedetti, Jean (1999). Stanislavski: His Life and Art (Revised ed.). London: Methuen. ISBN 0-413-52520-1.
Welch, Robert (1996). Oxford Concise Companion to Irish Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280080-9.
Leavis, Q. D. (1965). Fiction and the Reading Public (rev. ed.). London: Chatto & Windus. 1888 in poetry
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1898 in Australian literature
This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1898.
For an overview of world literature see 1898 in literature.
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List of years in literature
This page gives a chronological list of years in literature (descending order), with notable publications listed with their respective years and a small selection of notable events. The time covered in individual years covers Renaissance, Baroque and Modern literature, while Medieval literature is resolved by century.
Note: List of years in poetry exists specifically for poetry.
See Table of years in literature for an overview of all "year in literature" pages.
Rouen Cathedral (French: Cathédrale primatiale Notre-Dame de l'Assomption de Rouen) is a Roman Catholic church in Rouen, Normandy, France. It is the see of the Archbishop of Rouen, Primate of Normandy. The cathedral is in the Gothic architectural tradition.
Saltbush Bill's Gamecock
Saltbush Bill's Gamecock is a humorous poem by Australian writer and poet Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson. It was first published in Brooks's Australian Xmas Annual Volume 1 1898.Saltbush Bill was one of Paterson's best known characters who appeared in 5 poems: "Saltbush Bill" (1894), "Saltbush Bill's Second Fight" (1897), "Saltbush Bill's Gamecock" (1898), "Saltbush Bill on the Patriarchs" (1903), and "Saltbush Bill, J.P." (1905).
The Day's Work
The Day's Work is a collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling. It was first published in 1898. There are no poems included between the different stories in The Day's Work, as there are in many other of Kipling's collections.
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