Many Californias: Literature from the Golden State / Edition 2

Many Californias: Literature from the Golden State / Edition 2

by Gerald W. Haslam
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874173256

ISBN-13: 9780874173253

Pub. Date: 03/16/2014

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

Haslam divides the state into five regions, selecting prose and poetry from each that reflects their history, terrain, and culture. Many Califonias features sixty-seven authors ranging from Jack London to Maxine Hong Kingston, making it the most diverse general-interest anthology available.

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Overview

Haslam divides the state into five regions, selecting prose and poetry from each that reflects their history, terrain, and culture. Many Califonias features sixty-seven authors ranging from Jack London to Maxine Hong Kingston, making it the most diverse general-interest anthology available.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874173253
Publisher:
University of Nevada Press
Publication date:
03/16/2014
Series:
Western Literature Series Series
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
1,307,890
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Californios18
Life at the Mines22
Joaquin24
The Society Upon the Stanislaus27
Dickens in Camp29
Baker's Blue-Jay Yarn31
The Bubble Reputation36
South of the Slot47
Shootout62
The California Poppy69
Dead in the Sierras70
The Man with the Hoe72
Slant-Eyed Americans74
Sheep-Shearing Time82
Out There Where Men Are Men85
Land of Boyhood88
Noon on Alameda Street91
The Snake at Shingle Springs93
In the First Person94
Guggenheim's Water Tower, Fresno, 1921103
The Squatters' Camps105
The Residual Years110
Muscat Pruning112
Winter Plowing113
The Watch114
The Range of Light118
My Neighbor's Field121
Vulture126
Autumn Evening127
Hurt Hawks128
An Island Called California131
Facing West from California's Shores133
Adore135
A Supermarket in California150
Dharma Bums152
Dog156
Spring Rain159
My Mother Would Be a Falconress161
I Have Folded My Sorrows164
Marin-An172
Above Pate Valley174
Hay for the Horses175
The Opium of the People176
On the Coast Near Sausalito180
Palo Alto: The Marshes183
Los Angeles Notebook187
To Sergie My Sweet Old Dog Who Died in Old Age193
Wyoming Is an Indian Name196
The American Father198
Dealing with the Whole Child215
Crop Dusting218
Fields in Light219
Coming of Age: The End of the Beginning221
Letter from a Friend in Monterey227
Dead Valley Town229
Sleeping in a Truck230
My Father Can Beat Muhammad Ali231
weightlifting235
The Best Year of Her Life237
happy hour238
Soldado Razo240
The Screamer252
The Tomato Field259
Thinking Like a Kid265
Magnets267
A Red Palm269
Wilderness Fire271
Grocery Shopping with Aunt Geeta277
Aunt281
The Art of Benny Carter283
In Marin Again284
A Sunday Sonnet for My Mother's Mother285
10 Pm286
You Ask About Madness288
Softenings290
Upstream292
a radio with guts300
the red porsche302
eulogy to a hell of a dame -304
The Planter Box306
The Linden Tree311
Wildflowers325
The Ring329
The Photos331
Precision333
San Francisco I: Mary Temple336
Farewell to Manzanar341
Two Vignettes354
America's Wild Child356
Don't Forget362
Death of a Hog363
Scars364
Last Shot365
Today I'll Sit Still367
Graffiti368
My Fifty-Plus Years Celebrate Spring370
Selected California Bibliography373
Credits391
About the Editor396

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