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Widely known as the anthology that best meshes tradition with innovation, this shorter version of The American Tradition in Literature includes every major author found in the two-volume set, but fewer selections keep it manageably half the length.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780072486810
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/2/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 2328
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 2.57 (d)

Meet the Author

George Perkins is Professor of English at Eastern Michigan University and an Associate Editor ofNarrative. He holds degrees from Tufts and Duke universities and received his Ph.D. from Cornell.He has been a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Newcastle in Australia and has held a Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. In addition to Newcastle and Edinburgh, he has taught at Washington University, Baldwin-Wallace College and Fairleigh Dickinson University. His books include THE THEORY OF THE AMERICAN NOVEL, REALISTIC AMERICAN SHORT FICTION, AMERICAN POETIC THEORY, THE HARPER HANDBOOK TO LITERATURE (with Northrup Frye and Sheridan Baker), THE PRACTICALIMAGINATION (with Frye, Baker and Barbara Perkins), BENET'S READER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN LITERATURE (with Barbara Perkins), KALEIDOSCOPE: Stories of the AmericanExperience (with Barbara Perkins), WOMEN'S WORK; An Anthology of American Literature (withBarbara Perkins and Robyn Warhol), and THE AMERICAN TRADITION IN LITERATURE, 9TH edition (with Barbara Perkins).

Barbara Perkins is Adjunct Professor of English at the University of Toledo and Associate Editor of Narrative. Since its founding, she has served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and has taught at Baldwin-Wallace College, The University of Pennsylvania, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has contributed essays to several reference works including CONTEMPORARY NOVELISTS, GREAT WRITERS OF THE ENLGISH LANGUAGE, and THE WORLD BOOKENCYCLOPEDIA. Her books include CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LITERATURE (with George Perkins), BENET'S READER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OFAMERICAN LITERATURE (with George Perkins and Phillip Leininger), KALEIDOSCIPE: StoriesOf the American Experience (with George Perkins), WOMEN'S WORK: An Anthology of American Literature (with George Perkins and Robyn Warhol) and THE AMERICAN TRADITION IN LITERATURE, 9th edition (with George Perkins).

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Table of Contents

* - indicates that author or selection is new to this edition

PREFACE

EXPLORATION AND THE COLONIES

The Original Inhabitants

Virginia and the South

New England

THE COLONIES

JOHN SMITH (1580-1631).

THE GENERAL HISTORY OF VIRGINIA, NEW ENGLAND, AND THE SUMMER ISLES.

The Third Book. The Proceedings and Accidents of the English Colony in Virginia. Chapter II: What Happened till the First Supply. The Fourth Book: The Proceedings of the English after the Alteration of the Government Of Virginia. John Smith's Relation to Queen Anne of Pocahontas (1616).

WILLIAM BRADFORD (1590-1657).

Of Plymouth Plantation, Book I. Chapter IX: Of their Voyage, and how they Passed the Sea; and of their Safe Arrival at Cape Cod. Chapter X: Showing How they Sought out a place of Habitation; and What Befell them Thereabout. Of Plymouth Plantation, Book II. [The Mayflower Compact (1620)].

JOHN WINTHROP (1588-1649).

A Model of Christian Charity.

ANNE BRADSTREET (1612-1672).

The Prologue. The Flesh and the Spirit. The Author to Her Book. Before the Birth of One of Her Children. To My Dear and Loving Husband. A Letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment. In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet, Who Deceased August, 1665 Being a Year and a Half Old. Upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th, 1666.

SAMUEL SEWALL (1652-1730).

The Diary of Samuel Sewall. [Customs, Courts, and Courtships].

EDWARD TAYLOR (1642?-1729).

The Preface. Meditation 1, First Series. Upon Wedlock, and Death of Children. Huswifery. Meditation 8, First Series. The Glory of and Grace in the Church set out. Upon a Spider Catching a Fly.

[TWO MEDITATIONS ON "THE SONG OF SOLOMON," CANTICLE VI].

Meditation 142, Second Series. Meditation 146, Second Series.

COTTON MATHER (1663-1728).

The Wonders of the Invisible World. Enchantments Encountered. The Trial of Bridget Bishop. A Third Curiosity.

THE SOUTH AND THE MIDDLE COLONIES

WILLIAM BYRD (1674-1744).

The History of the Dividing Line. [Indian Neighbors}A Progress to the Mines. [Reading a Play in the Backwoods].

JOHN WOOLMAN (1720-1772).

The Journal of John Woolman. 1720-1742 [Early Years].1757 [Evidence of Divine Truth]. 1755-1758 [Taxes and Wars].

ST. JEAN DE CREVÈCOEUR (1735-1813).

Letters from an American Farmer: What Is an American?

REASON AND REVOLUTION

The Enlightenment and the Spirit of Capitalism

From Neoclassical to Romantic Literature

JONATHAN EDWARDS (1703-1758).

Sarah Pierrepont. A Divine and Supernatural Light.Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Personal Narrative. Dissertation: Concerning the End for Which God Created the World. Chapter I: What Reason Teaches Concerning Creation.

REVOLUTION AND THE NEW NATION

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790).

The Autobiography. Poor Richard's Almanack: Preface to Poor Richard, 1733. The Way to Wealth: Preface to Poor Richard, 1758. The Speech of Polly Baker.The Sale of the Hessians. Letter to Peter Collinson [Kite and Key]. The Ephemera. To Madame Helvetius.

THOMAS PAINE (1737-1809).

Common Sense. Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs. The American Crisis.

THOMAS JEFFERSON (1737-1809).

The Declaration of Independence. First Inaugural Address. Notes on the State of Virginia. [A Southerner on Slavery]. Letter to John Adams [The True Aristocracy].

OLAUDAH EQUIANO (1745?-1797?)

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano. Chapter 2: [from Childhood to Slavery]. Chapter 3: [Travels to Various Countries]Chapter 7: [He Purchases his Freedom].

PHILLIS WHEATLEY (1754?-1784).

To the University of Cambridge, in New-England.On Being Brought from Africa to America. On the Death of the Reverend Mr. George Whitefield.An Hymn to the Evening. To S.M. a Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works. To His Excellency General Washington.

PHILIP FRENEAU (1752-1832).

To the Memory of the Brave Americans. The Wild Honey Suckle. The Indian Burying Ground. On a Honey Bee. To a Caty-Did. On the Universality and Other Attributes of the God of Nature.

THE ROMANTIC TEMPER AND THE HOUSE DIVIDED

NATURE AND SOCIETY

THE NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE.

TALES

The Chief's Daughters. Coyote and Bear.

ORATORY.

Speech of Red Jacket Speech of Red Cloud.

POETRY.

Twelfth Song of the Thunder. Formula to Destroy Life. The Corn Grows Up.At the Time of the White Dawn. Snake the Cause. Three Songs of Owl Woman. The Weaver's Lamentation.

WASHINGTON IRVING (1783-1859).

A History of New York, by Diedrich Knickerbocker. Book III: In Which Is Recorded the Golden Reign of Wouter Van Twiller. (Chapters I, IV).

THE SKETCH BOOK.

Rip Van Winkle. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

JAMES FENIMORE COOPER (1789-1851).

The Pioneers. Chapter XXII [Pigeons]. The Prairie. Chapter XXXIX [Death of a Hero]. The American Democrat. An Aristocrat and a Democrat.

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT (1794-1878).

Thanatopsis. The Yellow Violet. To a Waterfowl. A Forest Hymn. To the Fringed Gentian. The Prairies. The Death of Lincoln. The Flood Years.

TRANSCENDENTALISM

RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882).

Nature. The American Scholar. The Divinity School Address. Self-Reliance. The Over-Soul. Concord Hymn. Each and All. The Rhodora. The Problem. Ode to Beauty. Hamatreya. Give All to Love. Ode (Inscribed to W.H. Channing) Fable.Brahma. Days. Waldensamkeit. Terminius. Journals and Letters. Sunday, Apr. 18, 1824. 8 July [1831].Boston, Feb. 19 [1834]. 7 May [1837]. [To Thomas Carlyle]. Saturday [June] 23 [1838]. [Oct. 12, 1838.][Nov. 10, 1838.]. [April 1 (?), 1842.]. [August 25, 1843.]. [August, 1848.]. [Spring, 1851.]. [August 1, 1852.]. [To Walt Whitman]. [To Thomas Carlyle]. [April, 1859.]. [June, 1863.]. [May 24, 1864.].

HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817-1862).

Walden: Economy. Where I Lived, and What I Lived for. Brute Neighbors. Conclusion. Civil Disobedience.

ROMANTICISM

EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849).

Romance. Sonnet--To Science. Lenore. The Sleeper.Israfel. To Helen. The City in the Sea. The Coliseum. To One in Paradise. Sonnet-Silence. Dream-Land.The Raven. Ulalume. Annabel Lee. Ligeia. The Fall of the House of Usher. The Purloined Letter. The Cask of Amontillado. Twice-Told Tales, by Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Review: The Philosophy of Composition.

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (1804-1864).

My Kinsman, Major Molineux. Young Goodman Brown. Wakefield. The Minister's Black Veil. The Maypole of Merry Mount. The Birthmark. Rappaccini's Daughter. Ethan Brand

HERMAN MELVILLE (1819-1891).

Bartleby the Scrivener.

BATTLE-PIECES AND ASPECTS OF THE WAR.

The Portent. Malvern Hill.

TIMOLEON.

The Maldive Shark. Billy Budd, Sailor.

THE HUMANITARIAN SENSIBILITY AND THE INEVITABLE CONFLICT

Democracy and Social Reform

Inevitable Conflict

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW (1807-1882).

The Skeleton in Armor. The Arsenal at Springfield. The Song of Hiawatha. III. Hiawatha's Childhood. IV. Hiawatha and Mudjekeewis. V. Hiawatha's Fasting. VII. Hiawatha's Sailing. VIII. Hiawatha's Fishing. XXI. The White Man's Foot.The Jewish Cemetery at Newport. My Lost Youth. Divina Commedia. Chaucer. Nature. The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls. The Cross of Snow.

JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER (1807-1892).

Ichabod. First-Day Thoughts. Skipper Ireson's Ride. Telling the Bees. Laus Deo.

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES (1809-1894).

Old Ironsides. The Last Leaf. My Aunt. The Chambered Nautilus. The Deacon's Masterpiece.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809-1865).

Reply to Horace Greeley. Letter to General Joseph Hooker. Letter to General U.S. Grant. Address at the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery.Second Inaugural Address.

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE (1811-1896).

Oldtown Folks. Miss Asphyxia.

HARRIET JACOBS (1813-1897)

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. VI: The Jealous Mistress. XVII: The Flight. XVIII: Months of Peril. XIX: The Children Sold.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS (1817?-1895).

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.Chapter I [Birth]. Chapter VII [Learning to Read and Write]. Chapter X [Mr. Covey].

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL (1819-1891).

A Fable for Critics. The Biglow Papers, First Series. No. 1: A Letter. The Biglow Papers, Second Series. Introduction. The Courtin'.

AN AGE OF EXPANSION

From Romanticism to Realism

Regionalism

The Gilded Age

NEW VOICES IN POETRY

WALT WHITMAN (1819-1892).

Preface to the 1855 Edition of Leaves of Grass. Song of Myself.

CHILDREN OF ADAM.

Out of the Rolling Ocean the Crowd. Once I Pass'd Through a Populous City. Facing West from California's Shores. As Adam Early I the Morning.

CALAMUS.

For You O Democracy. I Saw in Louisiana a Live-oak Growing. Crossing Brooklyn Ferry.

SEA-DRIFT.

Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking. To the Man-of-War-Bird.

BY THE ROADSIDE.

Gods. The Dalliance of the Eagles.

DRUM-TAPS.

Cavalry Crossing a Ford. Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night. A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim. The Wound-Dresser. Look Down Fair Moon. Reconciliation.

MEMORIES OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN.

When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd.

AUTUMN RIVULETS.

There Was a Child Went Forth. To a Common Prostitute. Prayer of Columbus. The Sleepers.

WHISPERS OF HEAVENLY DEATH.

Darest Thou Now O Soul. Whispers of Heavenly Death. Chanting the Square Deific. A Noiseless Patient Spider.

FROM NOON TO STARRY NIGHT.

To a Locomotive in Winter. By Broad Potomac's Shore.

SECOND ANNEX: GOOD-BYE MY FANCY.

Good-bye My Fancy!

EMILY DICKINSON (1830-1886).

49 [I never lost as much but twice]. 67 [Success is counted sweetest]. 130 [These are the days when Birds come back -- ]. 214 [I taste a liquor never brewed -- ]. 241 I like a look of Agony]. 240 [Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!]. 252 [I can wade Grief -- ]. 258 [There's a certain Slant of light]. 280 [I felt a Funeral, in my Brain]. 285 [The Robin's my Criterion for Tune -- ]. 288 [I'm Nobody! Who are you?]. 290 [Of Bronze -- and Blaze -- ]. 303 [The soul selects her own Society -- ]. 320 [We play at Paste -- ]. 322 [There came a Day at Summer's full]. 324 [Some keep the Sabbath going to Church]. 328 [A Bird came down the Walk -- ]. 341 [After great pain, a formal feeling comes -- ]. 376 [Of Course -- I prayed -- ]. 401 [What Soft -- Cherubic Creatures -- ]. 435 [Much Madness is divinest Sense -- ]. 441 [This is my letter to the World]. 448 [This was a Poet -- It is That]. 449 [I died for Beauty -- but was scarce]. 465 [I heard a Fly buzz -- when I died -- ]. 478 [I had no time to Hate -- ]. 511 [If you were coming in the Fall]. 526 [To hear an Oriole sing]. 528 [Mine -- by the Right of the White Election!]. 547 [I've seen a Dying Eye]. 556 [The Brain, within its Groove]. 569 [I reckon -- when I count at all -- ]. 579 [I had been hungry, all the Years -- ]. 581 [I found the works to every thought]. 585 [I like to see it lap the Miles -- ]. 632 [The Brain -- is wider than the sky -- ]. 636 [The Way I read a Letter's -- this -- ]. 640 [I cannot live with You -- ]. 650 [Pain -- Has a Element of Blank -- ]. 657 [I dwell in Possibility -- ]. 701 [A Thought went up my mind today -- ]. 712 [Because I could not stop for Death -- ]732 [She rose to His Requirement -- dropt]. 754 [My Life had stood -- a Loaded Gun -- ]. 816 [A Death blow is a Life blow to Some]. 823 [Not what We did, shall be the test]. 986 [A narrow Fellow in the Grass]. 1052 [I never saw a Moor -- ]. 1078 [The Bustle in a House]. 1082 [Revolution is the Pod].1100 [The last Night that She lived]. 1129 [Tell all the Truth but tell it slant -- ]. 1176 [We never know how high we are]. 1207 [He preached upon Breadth till it argued him narrow -- ]. 1263 [There is no Frigate like a Book]. 1304 [Not with a Club, the Heart is broken]. 1332 [Pink -- small -- and punctual -- ].1463 [A Route of Evanescence]. 1465 [Before you thought of Spring]. 1510 [How happy is the little Stone]. 1540 [As imperceptibly as Grief]. 1587 [He ate and drank the precious Words -- ]. 1624 [Apparently with no surprise]. 1670 [In Winter in my Room]. 1732 [My life closed twice before its close -- ]1760 [Elysium is as far as to].

SIDNEY LANIER (1842-1881).

The Marshes of Glynn

REALISTS AND REGIONALISTS

MARK TWAIN (1835-1910).

The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. Roughing It: [When the Buffalo Climbed a Tree]. Life on the Mississippi: Frescoes from the Past. The Boy's Ambition. [A Mississippi Cub-Pilot]. *How to Tell a Story.

WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS (1837-1920).

Editha.

HENRY JAMES (1843-1916).

Daisy Miller. The Real Thing. The Beast in the Jungle.The Art of Fiction.

BRET HARTE (1836-1902).

The Outcasts of Poker Flat.

*SARAH WINNEMUCCA HOPKINS (1844-1891).

Life among the Piutes: Chapter 1: First Meeting of Piutes and Whites.

THE TURN OF THE CENTURY: 1890-1910

Spiritual Unrest

Naturalism

HENRY ADAMS (1838-1918).

The Dynamo and the Virgin.

SARAH ORNE JEWETT (1849-1909).

A White Heron.

KATE CHOPIN (1851-1904).

A Pair of Silk Stockings.

MARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN (1852-1930).

The Revolt of "Mother".

CHARLES W. CHESTNUTT (1858-1932).

The Passing of Grandison.

CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN (1860-1935).

The Yellow Wallpaper.

EDITH WHARTON (1862-1937).

Roman Fever.

STEPHEN CRANE (1871-1900).

Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War is Kind. The Wayfarer.A Man Said to the Universe. The Trees in the Garden Rained Flowers. The Open Boat.

THEODORE DREISER (1871-1945).

The Second Choice.

JACK LONDON (1876-1916).

To Build a Fire.

LITERARY RENAISSANCE

Twentieth-Century Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance

Poetry between the Wars

NEW DIRECTIONS: FIRST WAVE

EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON (1869-1935).

Luke Havergal. Richard Cory. Miniver Cheevy. Lenora. Bewick Finzer. Mr. Flood's Party. The Mill. Firelight. The Tree in Pamela's Garden.New England.

WILLA CATHER (1873-1947).

Neighbour Rosicky.

ROBERT FROST (1874-1963).

The Tuft of Flowers. Mending Wall. Home Burial. After Apple-Picking. The Wood-Pile. The Road Not Taken. The Oven Bird. Birches. The Hill Wife. The Ax-Helve.The Grindstone. The Witch of Coös. Fire and Ice. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. Two Tramps in Mud Time. Desert Places. Design. Come In. Directive.

CARL SANDBURG (1878-1967).

Fog. Nocturne in a Deserted Brickyard. Monotone. Gone.A Fence. Grass. Southern Pacific. Washerwoman.

SHERWOOD ANDERSON (1876-1941).

The Book of the Grotesque. Adventure.

ERZA POUND (1885-1972).

Portrait d'une Femme. The Seafarer. A Virginal. In a Station of the Metro. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. The Cantos: I: [And then went down to the ship]. XIII: [Kung walked].LXXXI: [What thou lovest well remains]. CXVI: [Came Neptunus].

T.S. ELIOT (1888-1965).

Tradition and the Individual Talent. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Gerontion. The Waste Land. Four Quartets. Little Gidding.

AMY LOWELL (1874-1925).

Patterns. A Decade. Meeting-House Bill.

ELINOR WYLIE (1885-1928).

Wild Peaches. Sanctuary. Prophecy. Let No Charitable Hope.O Virtuous Light.

H.D. (HILDA DOOLITTLE) (1886-1961).

Heat. Heliodora. Lethe. Sigil.

POETS OF IDEA AND ORDER

WALLACE STEVENS (1879-1955).

Peter Quince at the Clavier. Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock. Sunday Morning. Anecdote of the Jar. The Snow Man. Bantams in Pine-Woods. A High-Toned Old Christian Woman. The Emperor of Ice-Cream. To the One of Fictive Music. How to Live. What to Do. The Idea of Order at Key West. Postcard from the Volcano. A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts. Of Modern Poetry. No Possum, No Sop, No Taters. The Plain Sense of Things. Not Ideas about the Thing but the Thing Itself. Of Mere Being.

WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS (1883-1963).

The Young Housewife. Tract . To Mark Anthony in Heaven. Portrait of a Lady. Queen-Anne's-Lace. The Great Figure. The Bull. Spring and AllThe Red Wheelbarrow. This Is Just to Say. The Yachts. A Sort of a Song . The Dance. Raleigh Was Right. The Pause. The Ivy Crown. The Sparrow.

MARIANNE MOORE (1887-1972).

Poetry. In the Days of Prismatic Color. An Egyptian Pulled Glass Bottle in the Shape of a Fish. No Swan So Fine. The Pangolin. A Jelly-Fish.

JOHN CROWE RANSOM (1888-1974).

Winter Remembered. Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter. Blue Girls.

HART CRANE (1899-1932).

The Bridge. To Brooklyn Bridge. Van Winkle. The River. The Tunnel.

A LITERATURE OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CHANGE

Drama and Social Change

Primitivism

The Roaring Twenties and the Lost Generation

Depression and Totalitarian Menace

EUGENE O'NEILL (1888-1953).

The Hairy Ape.

ROBINSON JEFFERS (1887-1962).

To the Stone-Cutters. Boats in a Fog. Shine, Perishing Republic. The Purse-Seine.

*CLAUDE MCKAY (1889-1948).

The Harlem Dancer. Harlem Shadows. America. Outcast.

EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY (1892-1950).

First Fig. I Shall Go Back Again to the Bleak Shore. What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, and Where, and Why. Justice Denied in Massachusetts.This Beast That Rends Me in the Sight of All. Love Is Not All: It Is Not Meat Nor Drink. Those Hours When Happy Hours Were My Estate. I Will Put Chaos into Fourteen Lines.

E. E. CUMMINGS (1894-1962).

Thy Fingers Make Early Flowers Of. When God Lets My Body Be. In Just-. Buffalo Bill's. O Thou to Whom the Musical White Spring. My Sweet Old Etcetera. I Sing of Olaf Glad and Big. If There Any Heavens. Somewhere I Have Never Travelled, Gladly Beyond. Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town. My Father Moved through Dooms of Love. Up into the Silence the GreenPlato Told. When Serpents Bargain for the Right to Squirm. I Thank You God.

LANGSTON HUGHES (1902-1967).

The Negro Speaks of Rivers. The Weary Blues. Song for a Dark Girl. Trumpet Player.

MONTAGE OF A DREAM DEFERRED.

Dream Boogie. Harlem. Feet Live Their Own Life.

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD (1896-1940).

Babylon Revisited.

JOHN DOS PASSOS (1896-1970).

U.S.A.

The 42nd Parallel. Big Bill. Proteus.1919: The House of Morgan. The Body of An American. The Big Money:Newsreel LXVI. The Camera Eye (50). Vag.

WILLIAM FAULKNER (1897-1962).

Spotted Horses. That Evening Sun. Barn Burning.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY (1899-1961).

Big Two-Hearted River.

KATHERINE ANNE PORTER (1890-1980).

The Jilting of Granny Weatherall.

RICHARD WRIGHT (1908-1960).

Black Boy. [A Five Dollar Fight].

THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND ITS AFTERMATH

Postwar Drama

Postwar Poetry

Postwar Fiction

Multiculturalism

DRAMA

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS (1911-1983).

The Glass Menagerie.

POETRY

THEODORE ROETHKE (1908-1963).

Open House. Cuttings (later). My Papa's Waltz. Night Crow. Elegy for Jane. The Waking. I Knew a Woman. The Far Field. Wish for a Young Wife. The Pike.In a Dark Time.

ELIZABETH BISHOP (1911-1979).

The Fish. At the Fishhouses. Questions of Travel. Sestina. In the Waiting Room. One Art. North Haven.

JOHN BERRYMAN (1914-1972).

THE DREAM SONGS

1: "Huffy Henry hid the day". 4: "Filling her compact & delicious body". 14: "Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so. 29: "There sat down, once, a thing on Henry's heart". 76: "Henry's Confession. 145: "Also I love him: me he's done no wrong". 153: "I'm cross with god who has wrecked this generation". 384: "The marker slants, flowerless, day's almost done". 385: "My daughter's heavier. Light leaves are flying."

GWENDOLYN BROOKS (1917-2000).

a song in the front yard. The Bean Eaters. We Real Cool. The Lovers of the Poor. Horses Graze.

ROBERT LOWELL (1917-1977).

In Memory of Arthur Winslow After the Surprising Conversions. Her Dead Brother. Sailing Home from Rapallo. Waking in the Blue. Skunk Hour. The Neo-Classical Urn. For the Union Dead. For Theodore Roethke. Reading Myself. Obit. Flight. Epilogue.

FICTION

EUDORA WELTY (1909- ).

A Memory.

JOHN CHEEVER (1912-1982).

The Swimmer.

RALPH ELLISON (1914- ).

Invisible Man. Chapter 1 [Battle Royal].

BERNARD MALAMUD (1914-1986).

The Mourners.

JAMES BALDWIN (1924-1987).

Sonny's Blues.

FLANNERY O'CONNOR (1925-1964).

Good Country People.

A CENTURY ENDS AND A NEW MILLENNIUM BEGINS

The Postmodern Impulse

Drama

Poetry

Fiction

Multiculturalism

POETRY

A. R. AMMONS (1926-2001).

Corsons Inlet. The Wide Land. Cascadilla Falls. Poetics. Easter Morning. Extrication. I Could Not Be Here At All.

ROBERT BLY (1926- ).

Driving toward the Lac Qui Parle River. Driving to Town Late to Mail a Letter. Watering the Horse. The Executive's Death. Looking at New-Fallen Snow from a Train.Snowbanks North of the House.

ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997).

Howl. America.

JAMES MERRILL (1926-1995).

A Timepiece. Charles on Fire. The Broken Home.Yánnina. Samos.

JOHN ASHBERY (1927- ).

Some Trees. The Painter. Crazy Weather. As We Know. A Prison All the Same. The Desperado. At North Farm. The Ongoing Story. Down by the Station, Early in the Morning.

JAMES WRIGHT (1927-1980).

Morning Hymn to a Dark Girl. A Note Left in Jimmy Leonard's Shack. Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio. Having Lost My Sons, I Confront the Wreckage of the Moon: Christmas, 1960. In Terror of Hospital Bills. Two Postures Beside a Fire. The Vestal in the Forum.

ANNE SEXTON (1928-1974).

Her Kind. The Farmer's Wife. The Truth the Dead Know. All My Pretty Ones. With Mercy for the Greedy. Letter Written on a Ferry While Crossing Long Island Sound.

ADRIENNE RICH (1929- ).

Aunt Jennifer's Tigers. Living in Sin. The Diamond Cutters.Necessities of Life. The Trees. Face to Face. Diving into the Wreck. For the Dead. Upper Broadway.For the Record.

GARY SNYDER (1930- ).

The Late Snow & Lumber Strike of the Summer of Fifty-four.Riprap. this poem is for bear. Not Leaving the House. Axe Handles.

SYLVIA PLATH (1932-1963).

Morning Song. The Rival. The Applicant. Daddy. Lady Lazarus.Death & Co. Mystic.

AMIRI BARAKA (1934- ).

In Memory of Radio. An Agony. As Now.

MARY OLIVER (1935- ).

In Blackwater Woods. The Ponds. Picking Blueberries, Austerlitz, New York, 1957. Yes! No!. Early Morning, New Hampshire.

DAVE SMITH (1942- ).

On a Field Trip at Fredericksburg. Cumberland Station. The Roundhouse Voices. Elegy in an Abandoned Boatyard. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.

RITA DOVE (1952- ).

Champagne. Ö. Dusting. Roast Possum.

CATHY SONG (1955- ).

Picture Bride. Beauty and Sadness. Heaven. Immaculate Lives.

FICTION

JOHN BARTH (1930- ).

Lost in the Funhouse.

TONI MORRISON (1931- ).

Sula: 1992.

JOHN UPDIKE (1932- ).

Separating.

PHILIP ROTH (1933- ).

The Conversion of the Jews.

**DON DELILLO (1936- ).

The Angel Esmeralda.

THOMAS PYNCHON (1937- ).

Entropy.

RAYMOND CARVER (1938-1988).

A Small, Good Thing.

JOYCE CAROL OATES (1938- ).

Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

BOBBIE ANN MASON (1940- ).

Shiloh.

ALICE WALKER (1944- ).

Everyday Use.

TIM O'BRIEN (1946- ).

Going After Cacciato: Night March.

ANN BEATTIE (1947- ).

Janus.

**CHARLES JOHNSON (1948- ).

Exchange Value.

AMY TAN (1952- ).

Half and Half.

LOUISE ERDRICH (1954- ).

The Red Convertible.

THE GLOBALIZATION OF AMERICAN LITERATURE.

VLADIMIR NABOVKOV (1899-1977).

Pnin. Chapter Five [Pnin at the Pines].

ISACC BASHEVIS SINGER (1904-1991).

Gimpel the Fool.

CZESLAW MILOSZ (1911- ).

Campo dei Fiori. Fear. Café. In Warsaw. Ars Poetica?To Raja Rao. Gift. With Her.

SAUL BELLOW (1915- ).

A Silver Dish.

DENISE LEVERTOV (1923- ).

The Third Dimension. To the Snake. The Willows of Massachusetts. Olga Poems: i: "By the gas-fire, kneeling". ii: "The high pitch of". vi: "Your eyes were the brown gold of pebbles under water."

CHARLES SIMIC (1938- ).

Fear. Bestiary for the Fingers of My Right Hand. Fork.Euclid Avenue. Prodigy. My Weariness of Epic Proportions.

JOSEPH BRODSKY (1940-1996).

Lullaby of Cape Cod: iv: [The change of Empires is intimately tied]. Belfast Tune. A Song. In Memory of My Father: Australia. At a Lecture. To My Daughter.

BHARATI MUKHERJEE (1940- ).

The Management of Grief.

ISABEL ALLENDE (1942- ).

And of Clay Are We Created.

JAMAICA KINCAID (1949- ).

Mariah

**JHUMPA LAHIRI (1967- ).

The Third and Final Continent.
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