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English Literature: Georgian & Post Modern Period

The Georgian Period (1910-1939):

The Georgian Period usually refers to the reign of George V (1910–1936).

The Postmodern Period (1939–Present):

The Postmodern Period begins about the time when World War II ended. Many believe it is a direct response to modernism.

People of The Georgian Period & The Postmodern Period and Their Works:

Name of the Person Title and Pen Name Notable Works
Adolf Hitler (1889 – 1945) আত্মজীবনীমূলক গ্রন্থ: Mein Kampf (My Struggle)

তার বিখ্যাত উক্তি: যুদ্ধই জীবন, যুদ্ধই সার্বজনীন।

Allen Ginsberg (1926 – 1997) বিখ্যাত কবিতা: September on Jessore Road
Alexander Campbell (1788 – 1866) Book: The Heart of India
Arundhati Roy (1961 – Present)  Books:

a) The God of Small Things (Novel)

b) Field Notes on Democracy

Alice Munro (1931 – Present) The Love of a Good Woman বইয়ের একটি ছোট গল্প হল  My Mother’s Dream।
Amitav Ghosh (1956 – Present) Novels:

  1. The Glass Palace
  2. Rivers of Smoke
  3. Sea of Poppies
Aldous Huxley (1894 – 1963) Novels:

  1. Point Counter Point
  2. Ends and Means
Amartya Sen (1933 – Present) Books: 

  1. Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation
  2. On Ethics and Economics
  3. Development as Freedom
Aravind Adiga (1974 – Present) Novels: The White Tiger
Albert Camus (1913 – 1960) Famous Books:

  • The Outsider / The Stranger
  • The Myth of Sisyphus
Mohammad Ayub Khan (1907 – 1974) Books: Friends Not Masters: A Political Autobiography
Anita Desai (1937 – Present) Works:

  1. Games at Twilight and Other Stories
  2. Fire on the Mountain
Anne Frank (1929 – 1945) Works: The Diary of a Young Girl
Barack Obama (1961 – Present) Works:

  1. The Audacity of Hope
  2. Dreams From My Father
  3. A Promised Land
Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970) Works:

  1. The Elements of Ethics
  2. The Conquest of Happiness
Babul Chowdhury  Works: Innocent Millions
Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880 – 1932) Sultana’s Dream (এটি ইংরেজীতে লেখা তাঁর একমাত্র উপন্যাস)
Chinua Achebe (1930 – 2013)
  • Father of Modern African Literature

  1. Things Fall Apart
  2. Arrow of God
Colonel Gaddafi (1942 – 2011) Book: The Green Book
Dan Brown (1964 – Present) Bestselling novels:

  1. The Da Vinci Code
  2. Angels and Demons
David Emile Durkheim (1858 – 1917) Book: Suicide: A Study in Sociology
Doris Lessing (1919 -2013) Famous Novels:

  1. The Grass is Singing
  2. The Children of Violence
D.H. Lawrence (1885 – 1930)   Full Name: David Herbert Lawrence Famous Novels:

  1. Sons and Lovers
  2. Lady Chatterjey’s Lover

Famous short stories:

  1. The Virgin and the Gypsy
  2. The Rocking-Horse Winner
ড. সুনীতিকুমার চট্টোপাধ্যায় (1890 – 1977) বিখ্যাত ভাষা বিষয়ক গ্রন্থ: The Origin and Development of the Bengali Language (ODBL)
ড. আকবর আলী খান (1944 – Present) Famous Book:

Gresham’s Law Syndrome and Beyond: An Analysis of the Bangladesh Bureaucracy

E.M. Milford Books: The Field of Embroidered Quilt
E.M. Forster (1879 -1970) Full Name: Edward Morgan Forster Famous Essay: My Wood

Famous Books:

  1. A Passage to India
  2. Howards End
Ernesto Che Guevara (1928 – 1967) বিখ্যাত গ্রন্থ: Guerrilla Warfare

Hemingway (1899 – 1961)

Famous short-story book: In our Time.


  1. A Farewell to Arms
  2. For Whom the Bell Tolls

Short Story:

  1. Indian Camp
  2. Cat in the Rain
Eugene O’Neill (1888 – 1953) Plays:

  1. The Hairy Ape
  2. Desire Under the Elms
Francis Fukuyama (1952 – Present) Book: 

The End of the History and the Last Man

Fidel Castro (1926 – 2016) Famous Books:

  1. The Guerrilla of Time
  2. The Strategic Victory

বঙ্গবন্ধু সম্পর্কে ফিদেল ক্যাস্ট্রো বলেছেন:

“I Have not seen the Himalayas.

But I have seen Sheikh Mujib.

In personality and in courage, this man is the Himalayas.

I have thus had the experience of witnessing the Himalayas.”


Dostoevsky (Russian) (1821 – 1881)

Famous Novels:

  1. Crime and Punishment
  2. The House of the Dead
  3. The Idiot
Florence Nightingale (1820 -1910) Title: Lady with the Lamp
Gunnar Myrdal (1898 – 1987) Famous Book: Asian drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations 
Gunter Grass (1927 – 2015) Novels:

  1. The Tin Drum
  2. Cat and Mouse
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927 – 2014) Novels:

  1. Love in the Time of Cholera
  2. The Autumn of the Patriarch
  3. One Hundred Years of Solitude


“They were  so close to each other that they preferred death to separation.”

George Orwell (1903 – 1950) Famous Novels:

  1. Animal Farm 
  2. Homage to Catalonia
  3. Nineteen Eighty-Four

Famous essay: “Shooting an Elephant”