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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1948.

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Pablo Neruda Chilean poet, diplomat, politician

Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto, better known by his pen name and, later, legal name Pablo Neruda, was a Nobel Prize winning Chilean poet-diplomat and politician. Neruda became known as a poet when he was 13 years old, and wrote in a variety of styles, including surrealist poems, historical epics, overtly political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and passionate love poems such as the ones in his collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (1924). He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.

Senate of Chile

The Senate of the Republic of Chile is the upper house of Chile's bicameral National Congress, as established in the current Constitution of Chile.

New books

Fiction

Ilse Aichinger was an Austrian writer known for her accounts of her persecution by the Nazis because of her Jewish ancestry. She wrote poems, short stories and radio plays, and won multiple European literary prizes.

Bertil Almqvist Swedish writer

Allan Bertil Almqvist, nicknamed Bertila and Trallgöken, was a Swedish author and illustrator.

Barna Hedenhös is the name of a series of Swedish children's books in the 1950s written by Bertil Almqvist. The story is set in the Stone Age and follows the Hedenhös family. Barna Hedenhös is mostly known as a book series, but Almqvist also made an animated television series about the Hedenhös family that was broadcast on SVT in 1972. Additionally, Almqvist made a comic version of the Hedenhös books for the comic book Tuff och Tuss during the 1950s; the comic version later was remade for the Pelle Svanslös children's comic book in the 1970s.

Children and young people

Hans Fischer was a Swiss painter. He was well known as the author and illustrator of the children's book Pitschi. His nickname was Fis.

Antonia Forest was the pseudonym of Patricia Giulia Caulfield Kate Rubinstein, an English writer of children's novels whose real name was not made public during her lifetime. She is best known for the Marlow series.

<i>Autumn Term</i> book by Antonia Forest

Autumn Term is the first in the series of novels about the Marlow family by Antonia Forest, first published in 1948, and set in that post-war period. The plot focuses on the two youngest Marlows, identical twins Nicola and Lawrence, during their first term at Kingscote. The next book in the series is The Marlows and the Traitor.

Drama

Bertolt Brecht German poet, playwright, theatre director

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht, known professionally as Bertolt Brecht, was a German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle is a play by the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht. An example of Brecht's epic theatre, the play is a parable about a peasant girl who rescues a baby and becomes a better mother than its wealthy natural parents.

Mr Puntila and his Man Matti is an epic comedy by the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht. It was written in 1940 and first performed in 1948.

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References

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  2. "Alice Comes Home". The Times (51229). London. 1948-11-15. p. 5.
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