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This leading, two-volume anthology represents America's literary heritage from the colonial times of William Bradford and Anne Bradstreet to the contemporary era of Saul Bellow and Alice Walker. Volume II begins with Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson and moves through Toni Morrison. It reflects a continued emphasis on cultural plurality, and multiple selections by authors that enables readers to compare and contrast different works. Numerous editions in their entirety include Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Crane's The Red Badge of Courage; William's The Glass Menagerie; Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun; and Miller's Death of a Salesman. Also featured are shorter works—such as "How to Tell a Story," by Mark Twain; Poems by Rita Dove; short stories by Sandra Cisneros, Louise Erdrich, and Toni Morrison. For modern scholars of America's literary history, and readers who simply love to read—especially the classics.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780130838155
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Series: Anthology of American Literature Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 2223
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 2.69 (d)

Table of Contents

THE AGE OF REALISM.

Walt Whitman (1819-1892).
"Preface to the 1885 Edition of Leaves of Grass." FROM Inscriptions. "One's-Self I Sing." "When I read the book." Song of Myself. FROM Children of Adam. "From pent-up aching rivers." "Out of the rolling ocean the crowd." "Once I pass'd through a populous city." "Facing west from California's shores." FROM Calamus. "In paths untrodden." "Scented herbage of my breast." "For You O Democracy." "I saw in Louisiana a live-oak growing." "I hear it was charged against me." "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry." FROM Sea-Drift. "Out of the cradle endlessly rocking." "As I ebb'd with the ocean of life." FROM By the Roadside. "When I heard the learn'd astronomer." "The Dalliance of the Eagles." FROM Drum-Taps. "Beat! Beat! Drums!" "Cavalry Crossing a Ford." "Bivouac on a Mountain Side." "Vigil strange I kept on the field one night." "A march in the ranks hard-prest, and the road unknown." "A sight in camp in the daybreak gray and dim." "The Wound-Dresser." "Give me the splendid silent sun." FROM Memories of President Lincoln. "When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd." FROM Autumn Rivulets. "There was a child went forth." "Passage to India." "The Sleepers." FROM Whispers ofHeavenly Death. "Chanting the square deific." "A noiseless patient spider." FROM Noon to Starry Night. "To a Locomotive in Winter." FROM Goody-Bye My Fancy. "L. of G.'s Purport." FROM Democratic Vistas.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886).
"49. I never lost as much but twice." "67. Success is counted sweetest." "125. For each ecstatic instant." "130. These are the days when Birds come back." "165. A Wounded Deer — leaps highest." "185. "Faith" is a fine invention." "210. The thought beneath so slight a film." "214. I taste a liquor never brewed." "216. Safe in their Alabaster Chambers." "241. I like a look of Agony." "249. Wild Nights — Wild Nights!" "258. There's a certain Slant of light." "280. I felt a Funeral, in my Brain." "287. A Clock stopped." "303. The Soul selects her own Society." "324. Some keep the Sabbath going to Church." "328. A Bird came down the Walk." "338. I know that He exists." "341. After great pain, a formal feeling comes." "401. What Soft — Cherubic Creatures." "414. Twas like a Maelstrom, with a notch." "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." "510. It was not Death, for I stood up." "520. I started Early — Took my Dog." "585. I like to see it lap the Miles." "613. They shut me up in Prose." "632. The Brain — is wider than the sky." "640. I cannot live with You —." "650. Pain — has an Element of Blank." "657. I dwell in Possibility." "670. One need not be a Chamber — to be Haunted." "709. Publication — is the Auction." "712. Because I could not stop for Death." "732. She rose to His Requirement — dropt." "745. Renunciation — is a piercing Virtue." "754. My life had stood — a Loaded Gun." "764. Presentiment — is that long Shadow — on the Lawn." "976. Death is a Dialogue between." "986. A narrow Fellow in the Grass." "1052. I never saw a Moor." "1078. The Bustle in a House." "1129. Tell all the truth but tell it slant." "1207. He preached upon "Breadth" till it argued him narrow." "1463. A Route of Evanescence." "1545. The Bible is an antique Volume." "1624. Apparently with no surprise." "1670. In Winter in my Room." "1732. My life closed twice before its close." "1755. To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee." "1760. Elysium is as far as to."

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930).
"A New England Nun."

Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909).
"A White Heron."

Bret Harte (1836-1902).
"Tennessee's Partner."

George Washington Cable (1844-1925).
"Belles Demoiselles Plantation."

Charles Waddell Chestnutt (1858-1932).
"The Goophered Grapevine."

Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908).
"How Mr. Rabbit Was Too Sharp for Mr. Fox." "Free Joe and the Rest of the World."

Mark Twain (1835-1910).
"The Dandy Frightening the Squatter." "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." FROM Old Times on the Mississippi. "A Boy Wants to Be a Pilot." "A `Cub' Pilot's Experience; or, Learning the River." "The Continued Perplexities of `Cub' Piloting." "Whittier Birthday Dinner Speech." Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. "How to Tell a Story." FROM Letters from the Earth. "Letter III." "Letter IV."

William Dean Howells (1837-1920).
"Editha." FROM Criticism and Fiction.

Henry James (1843-1916).
"Daisy Miller: A Study." "The Real Thing." "The Beast in the Jungle." "The Turn of the Screw." "The Art of Fiction."

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914).
"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935).
"The Yellow Wall-Paper."

Kate Chopin (1851-1904).
The Awakening.

Stephen Crane (1871-1900).
"Black riders came from the sea." "In the desert." "A god in wrath." "I saw a man pursuing the horizon." "Supposing that I should have the courage." "On the horizon the peaks assembled." "A man feared that he might find an assassin." "Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind." "A man said to the universe." "A man adrift on a slim spar." The Red Badge of Courage. "The Open Boat."

Frank Norris (1870-1902).
"A Deal in Wheat."

Jack London (1876-1916).
"The Law of Life."

Edith Wharton (1862-1937).
"The Other Two." "Roman Fever."

Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945).
"Free."

Henry Adams (1838-1918).
FROM The Education of Henry Adams.

TWENTIETH-CENTURY LITERATURE.

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935).
"Luke Havergal." "Zola." "Richard Cory." "Cliff Klingenhagen." "Miniver Cheevy." "How Annandale Went Out." "Eros Turannos." "Mr. Flood's Party."

Robert Frost (1874-1963).
"Mending Wall." "Home Burial." "After Apple-Picking." "The Road Not Taken." "An Old Man's Winter Night." "Birches." "The Oven Bird." "The Witch of Coös." "For Once, Then, Something." "Fire and Ice." "Design." "Nothing Gold Can Stay." "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." "Acquainted with the Night." "West-Running Brook." "Desert Places." "Neither out Far Nor in Deep." "The Silken Tent." "Directive." "In Winter in the Woods Alone."

Carl Sandburg (1878-1967).
"Chicago." "The Harbor." "Happiness." "Graceland." "Fog." "Cool Tombs." "Grass."

Willa Cather (1873-1947).
"A Wagner Matinée." "Neighbour Rosicky."

Ellen Glasgow (1873-1945).
"The Difference."

Gertrude Stein (1874-1946).
FROM Three Lives. "The Gentle Lena." "Susie Asado." "Picasso." "A Movie."

Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941).
"Death in the Woods."

John Dos Passos (1896-1970).
FROM U.S.A. "Preface" FROM The 42nd Parallel. "Proteus." FROM 1919. "Newsreel XLIII." "The Body of an American." FROM The Big Money. "Newsreel LXVI." "The Camera Eye (50)." "Newsreel LXVIII." "Vag."

Eugene O'Neill (1888 - 1953).
The Hairy Ape.

Ezra Pound (1885-1972).
"Portrait d'une Femme." "Salutation." "A Pact." "In a Station of the Metro." "The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter." FROM Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. "I E. P. Ode pour I'Election de son Sepulchre." "II The age demanded an image." "III The tea-rose tea-grown, etc.." "IV These fought in any case." "V There died a myriad." FROM The Cantos. "I And then went down to the ship." "II Hang it all, Robert Browning." "XLV With Usura." "LXXXI What thou lovest well remains." "A Retrospect."

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965).
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." "Preludes" "Gerontion." "The Waste Land." "Notes on `The Waste Land'." "Journey of the Magi." "Burnt Norton." "Tradition and the Individual Talent."

E. E. Cummings (1894 - 1962).
"in Just-." "O sweet spontaneous." "Buffalo Bill's defunct." "the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls." "nobody loses all the time." ""next to of course god America i"." "my sweet old etcetera." "i sing of Olaf glad and big." "somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond." "r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r." "anyone lived in a pretty how town." "pity this busy monster, manunkind." "when serpents bargain for the right to squirm." "I(a."

Hart Crane (1899-1932).
"Chaplinesque." "At Melville's Tomb." "Voyages" FROM The Bridge. "To Brooklyn Bridge." "Powhatan's Daughter." "The Harbor Dawn." "Van Winkle." "The River." "The Dance." "Indiana." "The Tunnel." "Atlantis."

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955).
"Peter Quince at the Clavier." "Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock." "Sunday Morning." "The Death of a Soldier." "Anecdote of the Jar." "A High-Toned Old Christian Woman." "The Emperor of Ice-Cream." "The Idea of Order at Key West." "The Blue Buildings in the Summer Air." "Of Modern Poetry." "No Possum, No Sop, No Taters." "Final Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour." "The Plain Sense of Things."

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963).
"Con Brio." "The Young Housewife." "Pastoral." "Tract." "Danse Russe." "Queen-Ann's-Lace." "Spring and All." "To Elsie." "The Red Wheelbarrow." "At the Ball Game." "Between Walls." "This Is Just to Say." "The Yachts." "These." "Seafarer." "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus."

Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962).
"Boats in a Fog." "Hurt Hawks." "Shine, Perishing Republic." "The Purse-Seine."

Marianne Moore (1887-1972).
"To a Steam Roller." "The Fish." "Poetry." "No Swan So Fine." "The Student." "The Pangolin." "The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing." "In Distrust of Merits."

Countée Cullen (1903-1946).
"Yet Do I Marvel." "For a Lady I Know." "Incident." "From the Dark Tower." "A Brown Girl Dead." "Heritage." "Scottsboro, Too, Is Worth Its Song."

Jean Toomer (1894-1967).
"Blood-Burning Moon."

Zora Neale Hurston (1901?-1960).
"The Gilded Six-Bits."

Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938).
"Only the Dead Know Brooklyn." "The Far and the Near."

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940).
"Winter Dreams." "Babylon Revisited."

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961).
"Big Two-Hearted River."

William Faulkner (1897-1962).
"The Evening Sun." "A Rose for Emily."

Langston Hughes (1902-1967).
"The Negro Speaks of Rivers." "The Weary Blues." "Young Gal's Blues." "I, Too." "Note on Commercial Theatre." "Dream Boogie." "Harlem." "Theme for English B." "On the Road."

John Steinbeck (1902-1968).
"Flight."

Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980).
"Flowering Judas."

Eudora Welty (1909-).
"Death of a Traveling Salesman."

Richard Wright (1908-1960).
FROM Eight Men. "The Man Who Was Almost a Man."

Ralph Ellison (1914-1994).
FROM Invisible Man. "Chapter I."

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983).
The Glass Menagerie.

Arthur Miller.(1915-).
The Death of a Salesman.

Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965).
A Raisin in the Sun.

Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-).
"Kitchenette Building." "The Mother." "Sadie and Maud." "The Children of the Poor." "We Real Cool." "The Lovers of the Poor." "The Blackstone Rangers."

Theodore Roethke (1908-1963).
"Dolor." "Open House." "Cuttings." "Cuttings (Later)." "Root Cellar." "My Papa's Waltz." "The Lost Son." "I Knew a Woman." "In a Dark Time."

Randall Jarrell (1914-1965).
"Losses." "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner." "A Girl in a Library." "In Montecito."

Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979).
"A Miracle for Breakfast." "The Fish." "Over 2,000 Illustrations and a Complete Concordance." "Visits to St. Elizabeths." "Sestina." "The Armadillo." "Brazil, January 1, 1502." "In the Waiting Room." "One Art."

Robert Lowell (1917-1977).
"The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket." "Mr. Edwards and the Spider." "Memories of West Street and Lepke." "Skunk Hour." "For the Union Dead." "Waking Early Sunday Morning." "Will Not Come Back."

Richard Wilbur (1921-).
"Mined Country." "Museum Piece." "Still, Citizen Sparrow." "Juggler." "Marginalia." "Lamarck Elaborated." "A Hole in the Floor." "Playboy." "Lying." "Leaving." "Trolling for Blues." "A Finished Man."

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997).
"Howl." "A Supermarket in California." "America." "To Aunt Rose." "American Change." "Mugging."

Adrienne Rich (1929-).
"At a Bach Concert." "Living in Sin." "Breakfast in a Bowling Alley in Utica, New York." "Diving into the Wreck." "Mother-in-Law." "Divisions of Labor."

Denise Levertov (1923-1997).
"Beyond the End." "Pure Products." "Come into Animal Presence." "The Ache of Marriage." "O Taste and See." "Abel's Bride." "Mad Song." "A Hunger." "Zeroing In."

Anne Sexton (1928-1974).
"The Farmer's Wife." "Ringing the Bells." "All My Pretty Ones." "And One for My Dame." "The Addict." "Us." "Rowing."

Sylvia Plath (1932-1963).
"All the Dead Dears." "Two Views of a Cadaver Room." "The Bee Meeting." "Lady Lazarus." "Ariel." "The Applicant." "Daddy." "Fever 103°."

James Dickey (1923-1997).
"The Lifeguard." "Reincarnation (I)." "In the Mountain Tent." "Cherrylog Road." "The Shark's Parlor."

W. S. Merwin (1927-).
"Grandfather in the Old Men's Home." "The Drunk in the Furnace." "Noah's Raven." "The Dry Stone Mason." "Fly." "Strawberries." "Direction." "Thanks." "The Morning Train."

A. R. Ammons (1926-).
"So I Said I Am Ezra." "Gravelly Run." "Corsons Inlet." "The Unifying Principle." "Sight Seed." "Motion Which Disestablishes Organizes Everything." " " "The Damned."

Louise Glück (1943-).
"Hesitate to Call." "The Chicago Train." "The Edge." "My Neighbor in the Mirror." "Thanksgiving." "Mock Orange." "The Reproach." "Celestial Music." "Vespers." "Field Flowers."

James Baldwin (1924-1987).
"Sonny's Blues."

Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964).
"A Good Man Is Hard to Find." "Good Country People."

John Updike (1932-).
"Flight."

Philip Roth (1933-).
"The Conversion of the Jews."

Bernard Malamud (1914-1986).
"The Magic Barrel."

Tillie Olsen (1913-).
"I Stand Here Ironing."

Tomás Rivera (1935-1984).
". . . And the Earth Did Not Part."

Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) (1934-).
"In Memory of Radio." "The Bridge." "Notes for a Speech." "An Agony, As Now." "A Poem for Democrats." "A Poem for Speculative Hipsters." "A Poem Some People Will Have to Understand." "Poem for Half-White College Students." "Biography."

Sonia Sanchez (1934-).
"the final solution/." "to blk/record/buyers." FROM right on: wite america. "3." "young/black/girl." "womanhood." "Masks." "`Just Don't Never Give Up on Love.'"

Rita Dove (1952-).
"Kentucky, 1833." "Adolescence - I." "Adolescence - II." "Adolescence - III." "Banneker." "Jiving." "The Zepplin Factory." "Under the Viaduct, 1932." "Roast Possum." "Weathering Out." "Daystar."

Maxine Hong Kingston (1940-).
"No Name Woman."

Edward Albee (1928-).
"The Zoo Story."

Saul Bellow (1915-).
A Silver Dish.

Thomas Pynchon (1937-).
"Entropy."

Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1995).
"The Hammer Man."

Joyce Carol Oates (1938-).
"How I Contemplated the World from the Detroit House of Correction and Began My Life over Again."

Alice Walker (1944-).
"Everyday Use."

Amy Tan (1952-).
FROM The Joy Luck Club. "Half and Half."

Donald Barthelme (1931-1989).
"The School."

Ann Beattie (1947-).
"The Lawn Party."

Bobbie Ann Mason (1940-).
"Shiloh."

Gloria Naylor (1950-).
FROM The Women of Brewster Place. "Lucielia Louise Turner."

Leslie Marmon Silko (1948-).
"The Man to Send Rain Clouds." "Coyote Holds a Full House in His Hand."

Raymond Carver (1938-1988).
"Cathedral."

Don DeLillo (1936-).
FROM White Noise.

Sandra Cisneros (1954-).
FROM Woman Hollering Creek. "Mericans."

Louise Erdrich (1954-).
FROM Love Medicine. "The Red Convertible (1974)."

Tina Howe (1937-)
"Painting Churches."

Toni Morrison (1931-).
FROM Sula. "1922."

Reference Works, Bibliographies.
Criticism, Literary and Cultural History.
Chronology.
Acknowledgments.
Index to Authors, Titles, and First Lines.
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