The American Tradition in Literature (concise) book alone / Edition 12

The American Tradition in Literature (concise) book alone / Edition 12

by George Perkins, Barbara Perkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073384895

ISBN-13: 9780073384894

Pub. Date: 11/11/2008

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

Widely known as the anthology that best unites tradition with innovation, The American Tradition in Literature is proud to enter its fifth decade of leadership among textbook anthologies of American literature.

Each volume continues to offer a flexible organization, with literary merit as the guiding principle of selection. The new photos and illustrations

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Widely known as the anthology that best unites tradition with innovation, The American Tradition in Literature is proud to enter its fifth decade of leadership among textbook anthologies of American literature.

Each volume continues to offer a flexible organization, with literary merit as the guiding principle of selection. The new photos and illustrations illuminate the texts and literary/historical timelines help students put works in context.

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ISBN-13:
9780073384894
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
11/11/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
2352
Sales rank:
273,471
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6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
EXPLORATION AND THE COLONIES, 1492–1791
Virginia and the South
New England
Timeline: Exploration and the Colonies
NATIVES AND EXPLORERS
NATIVE LITERATURE: THE ORAL TRADITION
The Chiefs Daughters
Coyote and Bear
Twelfth Song of the Thunder
The Corn Grows Up
At the Time of the White Dawn
Snake the Cause
The Weaver’s Lamentation
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (1451-1506)
[Report of the First Voyage]
GIOVANNI DA VERRAZZANO (1485?-1528)
From Verrazzano’s Voyage: 1524
ALVAR NUEZ CABEZA DE VACA (c1490-c1557)
From Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca
Chapter 12: The Indians Bring Us Food
Chapter 16: The Christians Leave the Island of Malhado
RICHARD HAKLUYT (1552-1616)
The Famous Voyage of Sir Francis Drake
[Nova Albion]
SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN (c1567-1635)
From Voyages of Samuel de Champlain: The Voyage of 1604–1607
THE COLONIES
JOHN SMITH (1580-1631)
From 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)
From 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
From Of Plymouth Plantation, Book II
[The Mayflower Compact (1620)]
[Compact with the Indians]
[First Thanksgiving]
[Narragansett Challenge]
[Thomas Morton of Merrymount
JOHN WINTHROP (1588-1649)
From A Model of Christian Charity
PURITANISM
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
MARY ROWLANDSON (1636?–1711?)
From A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
EDWARD TAYLOR (1642?-1729)
The Preface
Upon Wedlock, and Death of Children
Huswifery
Meditation 8, First Series
Upon a Spider Catching a Fly
CROSSCURRENTS: PURITANS, INDIANS, AND WITCHCRAFT
COTTON MATHER (1663-1728)
*[Indian Powaws and Witchcraft]
*MARY TOWNE EASTY (1634?-1692)
[The Petition of Mary Towne Easty]
SAMUEL SEWALL (1652-1730)
*[A Witchcraft Judge’s Confession of Guilt]
COTTON MATHER (1663-1728)
From 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)
FromThe History of the Dividing Line
[Indian Neighbors]
JOHN WOOLMAN (1720-1772)
From The Journal of John Woolman
1720-1742 [Early Years]
1757 [Evidence of Divine Truth], [Slavery]
1755-1758 [Taxes and Wars]
ST. JEAN DE CREVÈCOEUR (1735-1813)
From Letters from an American Farmer:
What Is an American?
REASON AND REVOLUTION
The Enlightenment and the Spirit of Rationalism
From Neoclassical to Romantic Literature
Timeline: Reason and Revolution
JONATHAN EDWARDS (1703-1758)
Sarah Pierrepont
From A Divine and Supernatural Light
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Personal Narrative
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790)
From The Autobiography
From Poor Richard's Almanack
Preface to Poor Richard, 1733
The Way to Wealth: Preface to Poor Richard, 1758
*The Speech of Polly Baker
THOMAS PAINE (1737-1809)
From Common Sense
Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs
The American Crisis
THOMAS JEFFERSON (1737-1809)
The Declaration of Independence
First Inaugural Address
FromNotes on the State of Virginia
[A Southerner on Slavery]
[Speech of Logan]
Letter to John Adams
[The True Aristocracy]
OLAUDAH EQUIANO (1745?-1797?)
From The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
Chapter II: [Horrors of a Slave Ship]
Chapter III: [Travels to Various Countries]
Chapter VII: [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 the Universality and Other Attributes of the God of Nature
CROSSCURRENTS: NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN A NEW WORLD
FRANCIS HIGGINSON (1586-1630)
From New England’s Plantation
WILLIAM BARTRAM (1739-1832)
From Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida
[Indian Corn, Green Meadows, and Strawberry Fields]
JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (1785-1893)
From The Ornithological Biography
Kentucky Sports
FRANCIS PARKMAN (1823-1893)
From The Oregon Trail
Chapter VII: The Buffalo
THE ROMANTIC TEMPER, 1800-1870
Regional Influences
Nature and the Land
The Original Native Americans
Timeline: The Romantic Temper
WASHINGTON IRVING (1783-1859)
From The Sketch Book
Rip Van Winkle
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
JAMES FENIMORE COOPER (1789-1851)
From The Pioneers
Chapter XXII [Pigeons]
From The Prairie
Chapter XXXIX [Death of a Hero]
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
RED JACKET (c. 1752–1830)
[The Great Spirit Has Made Us All]
CROSSCURRENTS: ROMANTICISM AND THE AMERICAN INDIAN
JANE JOHNSTON SCHOOLCRAFT [BAMEWAWAGEZHIKAQUAY] (1800-1842)
Invocation: To My Maternal Grandfather on Hearing of His Descent from Chippewa Ancestors Misrepresented
ROMANTICISM AT MID-CENTURY
EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849)
Romance
Sonnet—To Science
Lenore
The Sleeper
Israfel
To Helen
The City in the Sea
Sonnet—Silence
The Raven
Ulalume
Annabel Lee
Ligeia
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Purloined Letter
The Cask of Amontillado
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (1804-1864)
My Kinsman, Major Molineux
Young Goodman Brown
The Minister's Black Veil
The Birthmark
Rappaccini's Daughter
Ethan Brand
HERMAN MELVILLE (1819-1891)
Bartleby the Scrivener
The Portent
The Maldive Shark
Billy Budd, Sailor
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
Hamatreya
Fable
Brahma
Days
MARGARET FULLER (1810-1850)
From Woman in the Nineteenth Century
CROSSCURRENTS: TRANSCENDENTALISM, WOMEN, AND SOCIAL IDEALS
ELIZABETH PEABODY (1804–1894)
[Labor, Wages, and Leisure]
CHARLES DICKENS (1812–1870)
From American Notes
[The Mill Girls of Lowell]
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON (1815–1902)
Declaration of Sentiments [Seneca Falls, 1848]
SOJOURNER TRUTH (c. 1797–1883)
[Ar’n’t I a Woman?]
FANNY FERN (1811–1872)
Aunt Hetty on Matrimony
The Working-Girls of New York
HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817-1862)
From Walden
Economy
Where I Lived, and What I Lived for
Brute Neighbors
Conclusion
Civil Disobedience
THE HUMANITARIAN SENSIBILITY AND THE INEVITABLE CONFLICT, 1800-1870
Democracy and Social Reform
Inevitable Conflict
Timeline: The Humanitarian Sensibility and the Inevitable Conflict
CROSSCURRENTS: SLAVERY, THE SLAVE TRADE, AND THE CIVIL WAR
BRITON HAMMON (fl. 1760)
From Narrative of the Uncommon Sufferings, and Surprizing Deliverance of Briton Hammon, a Negro Man
WILLIAM CUSHING (1732–1810)
[Slavery Inconsistent with Our Conduct and Constitution]
ALEXANDER FALCONBRIDGE (1760-1792)
From An Account of the Slave Trade, on the Coast of Africa
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW (1807–1882)
The Witnesses
LYDIA MARIA CHILD (1802–1880)
[Reply to Margaretta Mason]
SARAH MORGAN (1842–1909)
From The Civil War Diary of Sarah Morgan
SARAH MORGAN BRYAN PIATT (1836-1919)
Army of Occupation
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW (1807-1882)
The Arsenal at Springfield
From The Song of Hiawatha
III. Hiawatha's Childhood
IV. Hiawatha and Mudjekeewis
V. Hiawatha's Fasting
VII. Hiawatha's Sailing
XXI. The White Man's Foot
The Jewish Cemetery at Newport
My Lost Youth
Divina Commedia
The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls
The Cross of Snow
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER (1807-1892)
Massachusetts to Virginia
First-Day Thoughts
Telling the Bees
Laus Deo
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES (1809-1894)
Old Ironsides
The Last Leaf
My Aunt
The Chambered Nautilus
ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809-1865)
Reply to Horace Greeley
Address at the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery
Second Inaugural Address
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE (1811-1896)
From Uncle Tom's Cabin
Chapter VII: The Mother's Struggle
HARRIET JACOBS (1813-1897)
FromIncidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Chapter VI: The Jealous Mistress
Chapter XVII: The Flight
Chapter XVIII: Months of Peril
Chapter XIX: The Children Sold
FREDERICK DOUGLASS (1817?-1895)
From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Chapter I [Birth]
Chapter VII [Learning to Read and Write].
Chapter X [Mr. Covey]
CROSSCURRENTS: FAITH AND CRISIS
HERMAN MELVILLE (1819-1981)
From Moby-Dick, or The Whale
SARAH MORGAN BRYAN PIATT (1836-1919)
No Help
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
338 [I know that He exists]
376 [Of course—I prayed—]
AN AGE OF EXPANSION, 1865-1910
From Romanticism to Realism
Regionalism
The Gilded Age
Timeline: An Age of Expansion
PIONEERS OF A NEW POETRY
WALT WHITMAN (1819-1892)
Preface to the 1855 Edition of Leaves of Grass
Song of Myself
Once I Pass'd Through a Populous City
Facing West from California's Shores
For You O Democracy
I Saw in Louisiana a Live-oak Growing
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking
The Dalliance of the Eagles
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
Reconciliation
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd
There Was a Child Went Forth
To a Common Prostitute
The Sleepers
A Noiseless Patient Spider
To a Locomotive in Winter
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]
249 [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 — ]
324 [Some keep the Sabbath going to Church]
328 [A Bird came down the Walk — ]
341 [After great pain, a formal feeling comes — ]
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 — ]
511 [If you were coming in the Fall]
556 [The Brain, within its Groove]
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 — ]
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]
1463 [A Route of Evanescence]
1540 [As imperceptibly as Grief]
1587 [He ate and drank the precious Words — ]
1624 [Apparently with no surprise]
1732 [My life closed twice before its close — ]
1760 [Elysium is as far as to]
Letters
[To Recipient Unknown, about 1858]
[To Recipient Unknown, about 1861]
[To Recipient Unknown, early 1862?]
[To T. W. Higginson, 15 April 1862]
[To T. W. Higginson, 25 April 1862]
[To T. W. Higginson, 7 June 1862]
[To T. W. Higginson, July 1862]
[To T. W. Higginson, August 1862]
CROSSCURRENTS: FREEDOM IN THE GILDED AGE
WALT WHITMAN (1819–1892)
From Democratic Vistas
HENRY ADAMS (1838–1918)
From The Education of Henry Adams
Chapter XVII: President Grant
GEORGE WASHINGTON CABLE (1844–1925)
From The Freedman’s Case in Equity
[The Perpetual Alien]
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON (1856–1915)
From Up from Slavery
[The Struggle for an Education]
REALISM AND NATURALISM, 1880-1920
Realism
Spiritual Unrest
Naturalism
Timeline: The Turn of the Century
MARK TWAIN (1835-1910)
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
From Roughing It
[When the Buffalo Climbed a Tree]
From Life on the Mississippi
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
BRET HARTE (1836-1902)
The Outcasts of Poker Flat
RED CLOUD (c. 1822-1909)
[All I Want Is Peace and Justice]
SARAH WINNEMUCCA HOPKINS (1844-1894)
From Life among the Piutes
Chapter 1: First Meeting of Piutes and Whites
HENRY ADAMS (1838-1918)
The Dynamo and the Virgin
SARAH ORNE JEWETT (1849-1909)
A White Heron
KATE CHOPIN (1851-1904)
The Awakening
MARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN (1852-1930)
The Revolt of "Mother"
CHARLES W. CHESTNUTT (1858-1932)
The Passing of Grandison
CROSSCURRENTS: PROSPERITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY
ANDREW CARNEGIE (1835–1919)
Wealth
STEPHEN CRANE (1871–1900)
The Trees in the Garden Rained Flowers
WILLIAM VAUGHAN MOODY (1869–1910)
Gloucester Moors
On a Soldier Fallen in the Philippines
ZITKALA-SA (1876–1938)
Retrospection
W. E. B. DUBOIS (1868–1963)
From The Souls of Black Folk
Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others
CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN (1860-1935)
The Yellow Wallpaper
FRANK NORRIS (1870-1902)
A Plea for Romantic Fiction
STEPHEN CRANE (1871-1900)
Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War is Kind
The Wayfarer
A Man Said to the Universe
The Open Boat
EDITH WHARTON (1862-1937)
Roman Fever
THEODORE DREISER (1871-1945)
The Second Choice
JACK LONDON (1876-1916)
To Build a Fire
LITERARY RENAISSANCE, 1910-1930
Twentieth-Century Renaissance
Poetry between the Wars
Timeline: Literary Renaissance
NEW DIRECTIONS: FIRST WAVE
EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON (1869-1935)
Luke Havergal
Richard Cory
Miniver Cheevy
Mr. Flood's Party
The Mill
Firelight
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)
Chicago
Fog
Nocturne in a Deserted Brickyard
Monotone
Gone
A Fence
Grass
Southern Pacific
Washerwoman
SHERWOOD ANDERSON (1876-1941)
The Book of the Grotesque
Adventure
SUSAN GLASPELL (1876?-1948)
*Trifles
EZRA POUND (1885-1972)
In a Station of the Metro
Hugh Selwyn Mauberley
From 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)
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Gerontion
The Waste Land
The Hollow Men
AMY LOWELL (1874-1925)
Patterns
A Decade
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
The Idea of Order at Key West
A Postcard from the Volcano
Of Modern Poetry
No Possum, No Sop, No Taters
The Plain Sense of Things
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
Spring and All
The Red Wheelbarrow
This Is Just to Say
A Sort of a Song
The Dance
The Ivy Crown
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
A Jelly-Fish
HART CRANE (1899-1932)
From The Bridge
To Brooklyn Bridge
Van Winkle
The River
The Tunnel
A LITERATURE OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CHANGE, 1920-1945
Drama and Social Change
Primitivism
The Roaring Twenties and the Lost Generation
The Harlem Renaissance
Depression and Totalitarian Menace
Timeline: A Literature of Social and Cultural Change
EUGENE O'NEILL (1888-1953)
The Hairy Ape
ROBINSON JEFFERS (1887-1962)
To the Stone-Cutters
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
My Sweet Old Etcetera
I Sing of Olaf Glad and Big
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 Green
Plato Told
When Serpents Bargain for the Right to Squirm
I Thank You God
CROSSCURRENTS: THE JAZZ AGE AND THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
JAMES WELDON JOHNSON (1871–1938)
[Negro Dialect]
PAUL ROBESON
Reflections on O’Neill’s Plays
LANGSTON HUGHES
When the Negro Was in Vogue
ST JAMES INFIRMARY BLUES
LANGSTON HUGHES (1902-1967)
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
The Weary Blues
Song for a Dark Girl
Trumpet Player
Dream Boogie
Harlem
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD (1896-1940)
Babylon Revisited
JOHN DOS PASSOS (1896-1970)
FromThe 42nd Parallel
Big Bill
From 1919
The House of Morgan
The Body of An American
From The Big Money
Newsreel LXVI
The Camera Eye (50)
Vag
WILLIAM FAULKNER (1897-1962)
That Evening Sun
Barn Burning
ERNEST HEMINGWAY (1899-1961)
Big Two-Hearted River: Part I
Big Two-Hearted River: Part II
KATHERINE ANNE PORTER (1890-1980)
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
RICHARD WRIGHT (1908-1960)
From Black Boy
[A Five Dollar Fight]
THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND ITS AFTERMATH
Postwar Drama
Postwar Poetry
Postwar Fiction
Multiculturalism
The Postmodern Impulse
Timeline: The Second World War and Its Aftermath
DRAMA
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS (1911-1983)
The Glass Menagerie
CROSSCURRENTS: THE AGE OF ANXIETY: THE BEAT GENERATION AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
JACK KEROUAC
From On the Road
JOHN CLELLON HOLMES (1926–1988)
From The Philosophy of the Beat Generation
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (1890–1969)
[The Military Industrial Complex]
RACHEL CARSON (1904–1964)
From Silent Spring
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR (1929–1968)
I Have a Dream
POETRY
THEODORE ROETHKE (1908-1963)
Open House
Cuttings (later)
My Papa's Waltz
Elegy for Jane
The Waking
I Knew a Woman
The Far Field
Wish for a Young Wife
In a Dark Time
ELIZABETH BISHOP (1911-1979)
The Fish
At the Fishhouses
Questions of Travel
Sestina
In the Waiting Room
One Art
CZESLAW MILOSZ (1911-2004)
Campo dei Fiori
Fear
Café
In Warsaw
Ars Poetica?
To Raja Rao
With Her
ROBERT HAYDEN (1913–1980)
Tour 5
Those Winter Sundays
Year of the Child
JOHN BERRYMAN (1914-1972)
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]
GWENDOLYN BROOKS (1917-2000)
a song in the front yard
The Bean Eaters
We Real Cool
The Lovers of the Poor
ROBERT LOWELL (1917-1977)
Waking in the Blue
Skunk Hour
The Neo-Classical Urn
For the Union Dead
Reading Myself
Epilogue
DENISE LEVERTOV (1923- )
The Third Dimension
To the Snake
The Willows of Massachusetts
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
ALLEN GINSBERG (1926-1997)
Howl
America
SYLVIA PLATH (1932-1963)
Morning Song
The Applicant
Daddy
Lady Lazarus
Death & Co
Mystic
AMIRI BARAKA (1934- )
In Memory of Radio
An Agony. As Now.
PROSE
EUDORA WELTY (1909- )
A Memory
VLADIMIR NABOKOV (1899-1977)
From Pnin
Chapter Five [Pnin at the Pines]
ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER (1904-1991)
Gimpel the Fool
JOHN CHEEVER (1912-1982)
The Swimmer
RALPH ELLISON (1914- )
From Invisible Man
Chapter 1 [Battle Royal]
BERNARD MALAMUD (1914-1986)
The Mourners
SAUL BELLOW (1915- )
A Silver Dish
JAMES BALDWIN (1924-1987)
Sonny's Blues
FLANNERY O'CONNOR (1925-1964)
Good Country People
JOHN BARTH (1930- )
Lost in the Funhouse
JOHN UPDIKE (1932- )
Separating
PHILIP ROTH (1933- )
The Conversion of the Jews
THOMAS PYNCHON (1937- )
Entropy
A CENTURY ENDS AND A NEW MILLENNIUM BEGINS, 1975 to Present
Drama
Poetry
Fiction
Multiculturalism
Timeline: A Century Ends and a New Millennium Begins
CROSSCURRENTS: WHAT IS AN AMERICAN? FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY
BOB DYLAN
Masters of War
NORMAN MAILER (1923-2007)
From Armies of the Night
BETTY FRIEDAN
The Problem that Has No Name
TIM O’BRIEN (1946- )
The Things They Didn’t Know
AL GORE (1948- )
From An Inconvenient Truth
POETRY
JAMES WRIGHT
A Note Left in Jimmy Leonard's Shack
Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
In Terror of Hospital Bills
Two Postures Beside a Fire
JAMES MERRILL (1926-1995)
A Timepiece
Charles on Fire
The Broken Home
JOHN ASHBERY (1927- )
Some Trees
The Painter
Crazy Weather
At North Farm
Down by the Station, Early in the Morning
ANNE SEXTON
Her Kind
The Farmer's Wife
The Truth the Dead Know
With Mercy for the Greedy
ADRIENNE RICH
Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
Living in Sin
Diving into the Wreck
For the Dead
GARY SNYDER
The Late Snow & Lumber Strike of the Summer of Fifty-four
Riprap
Not Leaving the House
Axe Handles
MARY OLIVER
In Blackwater Woods
The Ponds
Picking Blueberries, Austerlitz, New York, 1957.
Early Morning, New Hampshire
JOSEPH BRODSKY (1940-1996)
From Lullaby of Cape Cod
IV [The change of Empires is intimately tied]
Belfast Tune
A Song
To My Daughter
SIMON ORTIZ
Vision Shadows
Poems from the Veterans Hospital
From From Sand Creek
RITA DOVE
Ö
Dusting
Roast Possum
CATHY SONG
Picture Bride
Immaculate Lives
PROSE
JOYCE CAROL OATES (1938- )
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
TONI MORRISON
From Sula
1992
RAYMOND CARVER
A Small, Good Thing
BOBBIE ANN MASON
Shiloh
BHARATI MUKHERJEE (1940- )
The Management of Grief
ALICE WALKER
Everyday Use
TIM O'BRIEN
From Going After Cacciato
Night March
ANN BEATTIE
Janus
AMY TAN
Half and Half
LOUISE ERDRICH
The Red Convertible
SANDRA CISNEROS
Woman Hollering Creek
SHERMAN ALEXIE
What You Pawn I Will Redeem
JHUMPA LAHIRI
The Third and Final Continent
EDWIDGE DANTICAT
Seven
Historical-Literary Timeline
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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