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Unrivaled diversity and teachability have made The Heath Anthology a best-selling text since the publication of its first edition in 1989. In presenting a more inclusive canon of American literature, The Heath Anthology continues to balance the traditional, leading names in American literature with lesser-known writers and to build upon the anthology's other strengths: its apparatus and its ancillaries. Available in five volumes for greater flexibility, the Fifth Edition offers new thematic clusters to stimulate classroom discussions and to show the treatment of important topics across the genres. The indispensable web site includes revised timelines, a multimedia gallery to support thematic clusters, and a searchable Instructor's Guide.
Modern Period: 1910-1945 Toward the Modern Age Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) from Up from Slavery: Chapter I: A Slave Among Slaves; Chapter III: The Struggle for an Education; Chapter VI: Black Race and Red Race; Chapter XIII: Two Thousand Miles for a Five-Minute Speech; Chapter XIV: The Atlanta Exposition Address. W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) from The Souls of Black Folk: Chapter I: Of Our Spiritual Strivings; Chapter III: Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others; Chapter XIV: Of the Sorrow Songs. The Song of the Smoke James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) Lift Every Voice and Sing O Black and Unknown Bards from Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man: Chapter X. The Creation Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) The Clerks Aunt Imogen Momus Eros Turannos The Tree in Pamela's Garden Mr. Flood's Party Ellen Glasgow (1873-1945) The Professional Instinct Edith Wharton (1862-1937) The Valley of Childish Things Souls Belated The Other Two The Life Apart (L'âme close) The Eyes Roman Fever Edgar Lee Masters (1869-1950) from Spoon River Anthology: Petit, the Poet; Seth Compton; Lucinda Matlock; The Village Atheist. from The New Spoon River: Cleanthus Trilling. from Lichee Nuts: Ascetics and Drunkards; Great Audiences and Great Poets. from The Harmony of Deeper Music: Not to See Sandridge Again. Willa Cather (1873-1947) A Wagner Matinee Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) Trifles Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) Credo Rock and Hawk The Purse-Seine Self-Criticism in February The Bloody Sire The Excesses of God Cassandra The Beauty of Things Carmel Point Robert Frost (1874-1963) The Pasture Mending Wall The Road Not Taken An Old Man's Winter Night The Oven Bird Out, Out— The Line-Gang The Ax-Helve Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Desert Places Once by the Pacific Design Provide, Provide Directive Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) Hands Death in the Woods Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) The Second Choice Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) Spring The Spring and the Fall [Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare] Dirge Without Music [Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink] The Return [Here lies, and none to mourn him but the sea] [His stalk the dark delphinium] Sonnet xli Sonnet xcv Justice Denied in Massachusetts Alienation and Literary Experimentation Ezra Pound (1885-1972) A Virginal A Pact In a Station of the Metro L'art, 1910 A Retrospect from Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (Life and Contacts): E.P. Ode pour L'electionde Son Sepulchre; Yeux Glauques; Siena mi fe'; Disfecemi Maremma; Brennbaum; Mr. Nixon; Envoi (1919). The Cantos I [And then went down to the ship] XIII [Kung walked] XLV [With usura hath no man a house of good stone] LXXXI [Yet/Ere the season died a-cold] CXX [I have tried to write Paradise]. Amy Lowell (1874-1925) A Lady Patterns The Letter Summer Rain Venus Transiens Madonna of the Evening Flowers Opal Wakefulness Grotesque The Sisters Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) from The Making of Americans Susie Asado Preciosilla Ladies' Voices from Composition as Explanation from The Geographical History of America or the Relation of Human Nature to the Human Mind from The Mother of Us All William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) Danse Russe The Young Housewife Portrait of a Lady Spring and All The Pot of Flowers The Rose To Elsie Young Sycamore The Flower The Poor Burning the Christmas Greens The Descent The Pink Locust Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) The Hairy Ape Djuna Barnes (1892-1982) Smoke Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1881-1941) Death at Bearwallow H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) (1886-1961) Sea Rose The Helmsman Oread Helen from Trilogy: from The Walls Do Not Fall ; from Tribute to the Angels [8,12,19,20,23,43]. Cluster: Political Poetry in the Modern Period Joseph Kalar (1906-1972): Papermill Kenneth Fearing (1902-1961): 1933 Alfred Hayes (1911-1985): In a Coffee Pot Tillie Lerner Olsen (b. 1913): I Want You Women Up North to Know Kay Boyle (1903-1993): A Communication to Nancy Cunard Langston Hughes (1902-1967): Goodbye Christ; Air Raid over Harlem. Lola Ridge (1871-1941): Stone Face Edwin Rolfe (1909-1954): Asbestos; Season of Death; First Love; Elegia. Genevieve Taggard (1894-1948): Up State—Depression Summer; To the Negro People; Ode in Time of Crisis; To the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. E. E. Cummings (1894-1962) [Buffalo Bill's] [into the strenuous briefness] [the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls] [i like my body when it is with your] [my sweet old etcetera] [since feeling is first] [i sing of Olaf glad and big] [Picasso] [anyone lived in a pretty how town] [plato told] [what if a much of a which of a wind] [pity this busy monster, manunkind] T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Preludes Tradition and the Individual Talent The Waste Land The Dry Salvages Cluster: Modernism, Lyric Poetry, Facts William Carlos Williams (1883-1963): The Red Wheelbarrow; The Great Figure. Kenneth Fearing (1902-1961): Dirge Langston Hughes (1902-1967): Johannesburg Mines; The English. Marianne Moore (1887-1972): Poetry Wallace Stevens (1879-1955): The Course of a Particular Charles Reznikoff (1894-1976): After Rain; [Among the heaps of brick and plaster lies]; Children. Gary Snyder (b. 1930): Oil; Facts. F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) May Day The Diamond Big as the Ritz Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Flowering Judas Marianne Moore (1887-1972) England To a Chameleon An Egyptian Pulled Glass Bottle in the Shape of a Fish The Pangolin What Are Years? Nevertheless The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing Louise Bogan (1897-1970) Women The Sleeping Fury Roman Fountain After the Persian The Dragonfly Night Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) Hills Like White Elephants Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) Sunday Morning The Snow Man Peter Quince at the Clavier Anecdote of the Jar A High-Toned Old Christian Woman Of Modern Poetry Of Mere Being William Faulkner (1897-1962) A Courtship Delta Autumn Barn Burning Hart Crane (1899-1932) Black Tambourine Chaplinesque At Melville's Tomb from The Bridge: To Brooklyn Bridge; The River. The Broken Tower The New Negro Renaissance Alain Locke (1885-1954) The New Negro Jean Toomer (1894-1967) from Cane: Karintha Song of the Son Blood-Burning Moon Seventh Street Box Seat Langston Hughes (1902-1967) The Negro Speaks of Rivers The Weary Blues Drum The Same Negro Bad Luck Card I, Too Dream Variations Harlem Freedom Train Big Meeting The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain When the Negro Was in Vogue Radioactive Red Caps Thank You, M'am Countee Cullen (1903-1946) Incident From the Dark Tower Simon the Cyrenian Speaks Yet Do I Marvel Pagan Prayer Heritage Scottsboro, Too, Is Worth Its Song Gwendolyn B. Bennett (1902-1981) Heritage To Usward Advice Lines Written at the Grave of Alexandre Dumas Sterling A. Brown (1901-1989) When de Saints Go Ma'ching Home Strong Men Ma Rainey Slim in Hell Remembering Nat Turner Song of Triumph Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) Sweat The Gilded Six-Bits Claude McKay (1889-1948) The Harlem Dancer If We Must Die The Lynching Harlem Shadows I Shall Return America In Bondage Flame-Heart Flower of Love A Red Flower Anne Spencer (1882-1975) Lines to a Nasturtium Substitution For Jim, Easter Eve Nella Larsen (1891-1964) from Passing: One; Two. George Samuel Schuyler (1895-1977) Our Greatest Gift to America The Negro-Art Hokum Blues Lyrics Issues and Visions in Modern America Randolph Bourne (1886-1918) Trans-National America Anzia Yezierska (1881? -1970) America and I Michael Gold (1893-1967) from Jews Without Money: The Soul of a Landlord. H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) The Sahara of the Bozarts John Dos Passos (1896-1970) from U.S.A.: The Body of an American; The Bitter Drink. Albert Maltz (1908-1985) The Happiest Man on Earth Lillian Hellman (1905-1984) from Scoundrel Time Mary McCarthy (1912-1989) from Memories of a Catholic Girlhood: Names. Clifford Odets (1906-1963) Waiting for Lefty Meridel LeSueur (1900-1996) Women on the Breadlines Mourning Dove (Okanogan) (1888-1936) from Coyote Stories: Preface; The Spirit Chief Names the Animal People. John Joseph Mathews (Osage) (1894-1979) from Sundown: I; II. Thomas S. Whitecloud (Chippewa) (1914-1972) Blue Winds Dancing D'Arcy McNickle (1904-1977) Hard Riding Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989) Founding Fathers, Early-Nineteenth-Century Style, Southeast U.S.A. Infant Boy at Midcentury The Leaf Evening Hawk Heart of Autumn Amazing Grace in the Back Country Fear and Trembling John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974) Here Lies a Lady Philomela Piazza Piece The Equilibrists Allen Tate (1899-1979) Ode to the Confederate Dead Charles Reznikoff (1894-1976) [How shall we mourn you who are killed and wasted] Aphrodite Vrania [The shoemaker sat in the cellars dusk beside his bench] Hellenist [In steel clouds] [About an excavation] The English in Virginia, April 1607 from Testimony: I; II. John Steinbeck (1902-1968) The Chrysanthemums from The Grapes of Wrath: Chapter One; Chapter Five. Richard Wright (1908-1960) Bright and Morning Star Between the World and Me Margaret Walker (1915-1998) from Jubilee: 7. Cook in the Big House; 8. Randall Ware. Southern Song For My People Ballad of the Hoppy-Toad Solace The Crystal Palace Saunders Redding (1906-1988) from No Day of Triumph: Chapter One: Troubled in Mind. Pietro Di Donato (1911-1992) Christ in Concrete Younghill Kang (1903-1972) from East Goes West: Part One, Book Three. Carved on the Walls: Poetry by Early Chinese Immigrants from The Voyage: 5 [Four days before the Qiqiao Festival]; 8 [Instead of remaining a citizen of China, I willingly became an ox]. from The Detainment: 20 [Imprisonment at Youli, when will it end?]; 30 [After leaping into prison, I cannot come out]; 31 [There are tens of thousands of poems composed on these walls]. from The Weak Shall Conquer: 35 [Leaving behind my writing brush and removing my sword, I came]; 38 [Being idle in the wooden building, I opened a window]; 42 [The dragon out of water is humiliated by ants]. from About Westerners: 51 [I hastened here for the sake of my stomach and landed promptly]; 55 [Shocking news, truly sad, reached my ears]. from Deportees, Transients: 57 [On a long voyage I travelled across the sea]; 64 Crude Poem Inspired by the Landscape; 69 [Detained in this wooden house for several tens of days].