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The Norton Anthology of American Literature: Beginnings to 1865 (Volumes A & B) / Edition 9

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ISBN-13: 9780393264548
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 12/05/2016
Edition description: Ninth Edition
Sales rank: 27,010
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 3.10(d)

About the Author

Robert S. Levine (Ph.D. Stanford) is Distinguished University Professor of English and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of Conspiracy and Romance: Studies in Brockden Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne, and Melville; Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the Politics of Representative Identity; and Dislocating Race and Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism. He has edited a number of books, including The Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville; Martin R. Delany: A Documentary Reader; Hemispheric American Studies; and a Norton Critical Edition of Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables.

Michael A. Elliott (Editor, 1865–1914) Ph.D. Columbia, is Professor of English and American Studies at Emory University. He is the author of The Culture Concept: Writing and Difference in the Age of Realism and Custerology: The Enduring Legacy of the Indian Wars and George Armstrong Custer. He is also the co-editor of two additional books: The American Novel, 1865-1940 (Volume 6 of the Oxford History of the Novel in English) and American Literary Studies: A Methodological Reader.

Sandra M. Gustafson (Editor, Beginnings to 1820), Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, is Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic and Eloquence Is Power: Oratory and Performance in Early America and co-editor of Cultural Narratives: Textuality and Performance in American Culture before 1900. Since 2008 she has edited the MLA-affiliated journal Early American Literature. She is a faculty affiliate of Notre Dame's Center for Civil and Human Rights and a faculty fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

Amy Hungerford (Editor, Literature Since 1945), Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, is Professor of English and American Studies and Director of the Division of the Humanities at Yale University. She is a scholar of twentieth-and twenty-first-century American literature and the author of The Holocaust of Texts: Genocide, Literature, and Personification; Postmodern Belief: American Literature and Religion Since 1960; and, most recently, Making Literature Now. She is a founder of the Post45 collective and site editor of the group's open access journal on post-1945 American literature and culture (

Mary Loeffelholz (Ph.D. Yale) isProfessor of English and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Northeastern University. She is the author of Dickinson and the Boundaries of Feminist Theory; Experimental Lives: Women and Literature, 1900–1945; and, most recently, From School to Salon: Reading Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Poetry. With Martha Nell Smith, she edited the Blackwell Companion to Emily Dickinson. Her essays have appeared in such journals as American Literary History, English Literary History, the Yale Journal of Criticism, and Modern Language Quarterly.

Table of Contents

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xxvii

American Literature 1914-1945

Introduction 3

Timeline 22

Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950) 24

Trainor, the Druggist 25

"Butch" Weldy 25

Margaret Fuller Slack 26

Nellie Clark 26

Abel Melveny 27

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) 27

Luke Havergal 28

Richard Cory 29

Miniver Cheevy 29

Eros Turannos 30

Willa Cather (1873-1947) 32

My Antonia 34

The Sculptor's Funeral 168

Amy Lowell (1874-1925) 178

The Captured Goddess 179

Venus Transiens 180

Madonna of the Evening Flowers 181

September, 1918 182

St. Louis 182

New Heavens for Old 183

Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) 184

The Making of Americans 187

[Introduction] 187

Tender Buttons 190

Objects 190

World War I and its Aftermath 201

Alan Seeger: I Have a Rendezvous with Death … 203

Ernest Hemingway: Letter of August 18, 1918, to His Parents 204

E. E. Cummings: From The Enormous Room 206

New York Times: Ethnological Map of the World 210

Jessie Redmon Fauset: From There Is Confusion 211

John Allan Wyeth Jr.: Fromereville 213

Gertrude Stein: From The Autobiography of Alice R. Toklas 214

Robert Frost (1874-1963) 218

The Pasture 219

Mowing 219

Mending Wall 220

The Death of the Hired Man 221

Home Burial 225

After Apple-Picking 228

The Wood-Pile 229

The Road Not Taken 230

The Oven Bird 230

Birches 231

"Out, Out-" 232

Fire and Ice 233

Nothing Gold Can Stay 233

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening 233

Desert Places 234

Design 234

Neither Out Far Nor In Deep 235

Provide, Provide 235

The Gift Outright 236

Directive 236

The Figure a Poem Makes 238

Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) 240

Trifles 241

Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) 251

Winesburg, Ohio 253

Hands 253

Mother 257

Adventure 262

Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) 266

Chicago 267

Fog 268

Cool Tombs 268

Grass 269

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) 269

The Snow Man 271

A High-Toned Old Christian Woman 272

The Emperor of Ice-Cream 272

Disillusionment of Ten O'clock 273

Sunday Morning 273

Anecdote of the Jar 276

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird 277

The Idea of Order at Key West 279

Of Modern Poetry 280

The Plain Sense of Things 281

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) 281

The Young Housewife 283

Portrait of a Lady 284

Queen-Anne's-Lace 284

The Widow's Lament in Springtime 285

Spring and All 286

To Elsie 286

The Red Wheelbarrow 288

The Dead Baby 289

This Is just to Say 289

A Sort of a Song 290

The Dance ("In Brueghel's great picture, The Kermess") 290

Burning the Christmas Greens 290

Landscape with the Fall of Icarus 292

Ezra Pound (1885-1972) 293

To Whistler, American 295

Portrait d'une Femme 296

A Virginal 297

A Pact 297

In a Station of the Metro 297

The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter 297

Villanelle: The Psychological Hour 298

FIugh Selwyn Mauberley (Life and Contacts) 300

The Cantos 308

I ("And then went down to the ship") 308

XVII ("So that the vines burst from my fingers") 310

XLV ("With Usura") 313

Modernist Manifestos 315

F. T. Marinetti: From Manifesto of Futurism 316

Mina Loy: Feminist Manifesto 318

Ezra Pound: From A Retrospect 321

Willa Gather: From The Novel Démeublé 324

William Carlos Williams: From Spring and All 326

Langston Hughes: From The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain 328

H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) (1886-1961) 330

Mid-day 332

Oread 332

Leda 333

Fragment 113 334

Helen 335

From The Walls Do Not Fall 335

Marianne Moore (1887-1972) 337

Poetry 339

Marriage 340

To a Snail 347

The Paper Nautilus 348

The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing 349

In Distrust of Merits 350

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) 352

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock 355

Sweeney among the Nightingales 358

From Tradition and the Individual Talent 359

Gerontion 363

The Waste Land 365

The Hollow Men 378

Journey of the Magi 381

Four Quartets 382

Burnt Norton 382

Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) 387

Long Day's Journey into Night 389

Claude McKay (1889-1948) 467

The Harlem Dancer 469

Harlem Shadows 469

The Lynching 470

If We Must Die 470

Africa 470

America 471

Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) 471

Flowering Judas 473

Pale Horse, Pale Rider 481

Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) 515

Sweat 517

The Eatonville Anthology 525

How It Feels to Be Colored Me 533

Nella Larsen (1891-1964) 536

Passing 538

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) 604

Recuerdo 604

I Think I Should Have Loved You Presently 605

[I, being born a woman] 605

Apostrophe to Man 606

I Too beneath Your Moon, Almighty Sex 606

I Forgot for a Moment 607

E. E. Cummings (1894-1962) 607

Thy fingers make early flowers of 609

In Just 609

O sweet spontaneous 610

Buffalo Bill's 611

The Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls 611

"Next to of course god america i 612

I sing of Olaf glad and big 612

Somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond 613

Anyone lived in a pretty how town 614

My father moved through dooms of love 615

Pity this busy monster, manunkind 617

Jean Toomer (1894-1967) 617

Cane 618

Georgia Dusk 618

Fern 619

Portrait in Georgia 622

Blood-Burning Moon 622

Seventh Street 628

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) 629

Winter Dreams 630

Babylon Revisited 646

John Dos Passos (1896-1970) 661

U.S.A. 662

The Big Money 662

Newsreel LXVlII 662

The Camera Eye (51) 664

William Faulkner (1897-1962) 666

As I Lay Dying 669

A Rose for Emily 765

Barn Burning 771

Hart Crane (1899-1932) 783

Chaplinesque 785

At Melville's Tomb 785

The Bridge 786

Tu Brooklyn Bridge 786

From II. Powhatan's Daughter 788

VII. The Tunnel 791

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) 795

The Sun Also Rises 797

Chapter III [It was a warm spring night] 797

Hills Like While Elephants 803

Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) 807

The Lost Boy 808

Sterling Brown (1901-1989) 828

Mister Samuel and Sam 829

He Was a Man 830

Master and Man 831

Break of Day 832

Bitter Fruit of the Tree 833

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) 833

The Negro Speaks of Rivers 835

Mother to Son 835

I, Too 836

The Weary Blues 836

Mulatto 837

Song for a Dark Girl 838

Genius Child 839

Visitors to the Black Belt 839

Note on Commercial Theatre 840

Vagabonds 841

Words Like Freedom 841

Madam and Her Madam 841

Freedom [1] 842

Madam's Calling Cards 843

Silhouette 843

Theme for English B 844

John Steinbeck (1902-1968) 845

The Chrysanthemums 846

Countee Cullen (1903-1946) 853

Yet Do I Marvel 854

Incident 854

Heritage 855

From the Dark Tower 858

Uncle Jim 858

Nathanael West (1903-1940) 859

The Day of the Locust 861

Richard Wright (1908-1960) 957

The Man Who Was Almost a Man 958

Selected Bibliographies D1

Permissions Acknowledgments D19

Index D23

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