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Author: William E Cain
Publisher: New York : Penguin Academics : Pearson/Longman, 2004.
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American literature.
New York : Penguin Academics ; Pearson/Longman, 2004
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William E Cain
ISBN: 0321116232 9780321116239 0321116240 9780321116246
OCLC Number: 52728794
Description: volumes <1-2> : map ; 22 cm
Contents: Letter to the Reader: The Invention of American Literature. MODERN AMERICAN LITERATURE. Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) (1835-1910). The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.Bret Harte (1836-1902). The Outcasts of Poker Flat.W. D. Howells (1837-1920). Editha.Sidney Lanier (1842-1881). The Dying Words of Jackson.Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?). Chickmauga.Henry James (1843-1916). The Pupil.Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908). The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story.Mr. Rabbit Grossly Deceives Mr. Fox.Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909). A White Heron.Emma Lazarus ((1849-1887). The New Colossus.Kate Chopin (1850-1904). The Storm.Mary E Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930). The Revolt of "Mother."Booker T. Washington (1856?-1915). Up From Slavery.Chapter XIV. The Atlanta Exposition Address.Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932). The Sheriff's Children.Hamlin Garland (1860-1940). Under the Lion's Paw.Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935). The Yellow Wall-paper.Edith Wharton (1862-1937). The Other Two.W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963). The Souls of Black Folk.III. Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others.Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950). Lucinda Matlock.Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935). Richard Cory.Miniver Cheevy.Eros Turannos.Stephen Crane (1871-1900). An Episode of War.Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945). Old Rogaum and His Theresa.Jack London (1876-1916). To Build a Fire.Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906). Sympathy.We Wear the Mask.Willa Cather (1873-1947). Paul's Case.Gertrude Stein (1874-1946). The Gentle Lena.Amy Lowell (1874-1925). The Captured Goddess.Venus Transiens.Madonna of the Evening Flowers.September, 1918.New Heavens for Old.The Taxi.Robert Frost (1874-1963). The Pasture.Mending Wall.Home Burial.After Apple-Picking.The Wood-Pile.The Road Not Taken.Birches."Out, Out-."Fire and Ice.Nothing Gold Can Stay.Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.Desert Places.Design.Neither out Far nor in Deep.Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941). Winesburg, Ohio.Hands.Carl Sandburg (1878-1967). Chicago.Wallace Stevens (1879-1955). The Snow Man.Sunday Morning.Anecdote of the Jar.Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.The Death of a Soldier.The Idea of Order at Key West.Of Modern Poetry.The Plain Sense of Things.Susan Glaspell (1882-1948). Trifles.William Carlos Williams (1883-1963). The Young Housewife.Portrait of a Lady.Spring and All.To Elsie.The Red Wheelbarrow.Death.This Is Just to Say.The Dance ("In Brueghel's great picture, The Kermess").Landscape with the Fall of Icarus.Ezra Pound (1885-1972). Portrait d'une Femme.A Pact.In a Station of the Metro.The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter.The Cantos.I ("And then went down to the ship").H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) (1886-1961). Oread.Leda.Helen.Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). To the Stone-Cutters.Shine, Perishing Republic.Hurt Hawks.Marianne Moore (1887-1972). Poetry.A Grave.To a Snail.T.S. Eliot (1888-1965). The Waste Land.The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.From Tradition and the Individual Talent.Gerontion.Four Quartets.Burnt Norton.John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974). Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter.Piazza Piece.Janet Waking.Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980). Flowering Judas.Claude McKay (1889-1948). If We Must Die.America.Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960). The Gilded Six-Bits.Archibald Macleish (1892-1982). Ars Poetica.Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950). Recuerdo.I Think I Should Have Loved You Presently.[I, being born a woman].Apostrophe to Man.I Too beneath Your Moon, Almighty Sex.Spring.I Forgot for a Moment.Dorothy Parker (1893-1967). General Review of the Sex Situation.e.e. cummings (1894-1962). in Just-.Buffalo Bill's.the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls."next to of course god america I"if there are any heavens my mother will (all by herself) have.somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond.anyone lived in a pretty how town.James Thurber (1894-1961). The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.Jean Toomer (1894-1967). From Cane:Georgia Dusk.Fern.F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940). Babylon Revisited.Louise Bogan (1897-1970). Medusa.Portrait.The Alchemist.The Crows.Women.William Faulkner (1897-1962). That Evening Sun.Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961). The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.Hart Crane (1899-1932). At Melville's Tomb.Voyages.I ("Above the fresh ruffles of the surf").III ("Infinite consanguinity it bears-").V ("Meticulous, past midnight in clear rime").The Bridge.Poem: To Brooklyn Bridge.Sterlking A. Brown (1901-1989). He Was a Man.Break of Day.Bitter Fruit of the Tree.Langston Hughes (1902-1967). The Negro Speaks of Rivers.Mother to Son.The Weary Blues.The South.Ruby Brown.Let America Be America Again.Poet to Patron.Ballad of the Landlord.Too Blue.Theme for English B.Poet to Bigot.I, Too.Countee Cullen (1903-1946). Yet Do I Marvel.Incident.Richard Wright (1908-1960). Long Black Song.Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980). Effort at Speech Between Two People.Suicide Blues.Poem.AMERICAN PROSE SINCE WORLD WAR II. Eudora Welty (b. 1909). A Worn Path.John Cheever (1912-1982). The Enormous Radio.Bernard Malamud (1914-1986). The Mourners.Ralph Ellison (1914-1994). Battle Royal.Grace Paley (b. 1922). A Conversation with my Father.James Baldwin (1924-1987). Notes of a Native Son.Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964). Revelation.Toni Morrison (b. 1931). Recitatif.John Updike (b. 1932). Separating.Philip Roth (b. 1933). Defender of the Faith.Amiri Baraka (b. 1934). Dutchman.Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938). Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?Raymond Carver (1938-1988). A Small, Good Thing.Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1995). The Lesson.Terrance McNally (1939-). Andre's Mother.Bobbie Ann Mason (1940). Shiloh.Anne Tyler (b. 1941). The Artificial Family.Alice Walker (b. 1944). Everyday Use.Tobias Wolff (1945). Say Yes.Tim O'Brien (b. 1947). The Things They Carried.Leslie Marmon Silko (b. 1948). Lullaby.David Leavitt. Territory.Alice Elliott Dark. In the Gloaming.Amy Tan (b. 1952). Two Kinds.Louise Erdrich (b. 1954). The Red Convertible.David Auburn (1969-). Proof.AMERICAN POETRY SINCE WORLD WAR II. Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989). Bearded Oaks.American Portrait: Old Style.Mortal Limit.After the Dinner Party.George Oppen (1908-1984). The Hills.Workman.Theodore Roethke (1908-1963). Frau Bauman, Frau Schmidt, and Frau Schwartze.My Papa's Waltz.The Waking.Night Crow.I Knew a Woman.In a Dark Time.Charles Olson (1910-1970). The Maximus Poems.Maximus, to Himself.Celestial Evening, October 1967.Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979). The Fish.Sestina.In the Waiting Room.The Moose.One Art.Robert Hayden (1913-1980). Homage to the Empress of the Blues.Frederick Douglass.Dudley Randall (b. 1914). The Melting Pot.William Stafford (1914-1993). Traveling Through the Dark.Randall Jarrell (1914-1965). The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner.The Woman at the Washington Zoo.John Berryman (1914-1972). Dream Songs.14 ("Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so").29 ("There sat down, once, a thing on Henry's heart").40 ("I'm scared a lonely. Never see my son").45 ("He stared at ruin. Ruin stared straight back").385 ("My daughter's heavier. Light leaves are flying").Robert Lowell (1917-1977). Mr. Edwards and the Spider.Memories of West Street and Lepke.Skunk Hour.Night Sweat.For the Union Dead.Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917). We Real Cool.Martin Luther King, Jr.Lawrence Ferlinghetti (b. 1919). Constantly Risking Absurdity.Robert Duncan (1919-1988). Often I Am Permitted to Return to a Meadow.Interrupted Forms.Richard Wilbur (b. 1921). Years-End.Love Calls Us to the Things of This World.James Dickey (1923-1997). Drowning with Others.The Lifeguard.The Heaven of Animals.Mitsuye Yamada (b.1923). The Question of Loyalty.Denise Levertov (b. 1923). In Mind.September 1961.What Were They Like.Zeroing In.Salvator Mundi: Via Crucis.A.R. Ammons (b. 1926). Corsons Inlet.James Merrill (1926-1995). An Urban Convalescence.The Broken Home.Robert Creeley (b. 1926). For Love.The Messengers.For No Clear Reason.The Birds.Fathers.Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997). Howl.Frank O'Hara (1926-1966). To The Harbormaster.In Memory of My Feelings.The Day Lady Died.Galway Kinnell (b. 1927). The Porcupine.John Ashbery (b. 1927). Illustration.The Lament Upon the Waters.W.S. Merwin (b. 1927). For the Anniversary of My Death.For a Coming Extinction.September Plowing.Losing a Language.James Wright (1927-1980). Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio.To the Evening Star: Central Minnesota.A Blessing.Philip Levine (b. 1928). Starlight.The Mercy.Anne Sexton (1928-1974). The Truth the Dead Know.Sylvia's Death.Adrienne Rich (b. 1929). Storm Warnings.Diving into the Wreck.Gary Snyder (b. 1930). Riprap.August on Sourdough, A Visit from Dick Brewer.Ripples on the Surface.Sylvia Plath (1932-1963). Morning Song.Lady Lazarus.Ariel.Daddy.Linda Pastan (b. 1932). Marks.Amiri Baraka (b. 1934). A Poem for Black Hearts.Mary Oliver (b. 1935). The Black Snake.Hawk.The Black Walnut Tree.Poem for My Father's Ghost.Marge Piercy (b. 1936). Barbie Doll.A Work of Artifice.Lucille Clifton (b. 1936). In the inner city.Michael S. Harper (b. 1938). Dear John, Dear Coltrane.Martin's Blues."Bird Lives": Charles Parker in St. Louis.Paula Gunn Allen (b. 1939). Pocahontas to her English Husband, John Rolfe.Joseph Bruchac III (b. 1942). Ellis Island.Gloria Anzaldua (b. 1942). To live in the Borderlands means you.Sharon Olds (b. 1942). Rites of Passage.The Victims.Tess Gallagher (b. 1943). The Hug.Nikki Giovanni (1943). Nikki-Rosa.Master Charge Blues.Louise Gluck (b. 1943). The Drowned Children.Gretel in Darkness.Illuminations.Terminal Resemblance.Yusef Komunyakaa (b. 1947). Facing It.Joy Harjo (b. 1951). Call It Fear.White Bear.Eagle Poem.Jimmy Santiago Baca (b. 1952). So Mexicans Are Taking Jobs from Americans.Cloudy Day.Rita Dove (b. 1952). Daystar.Adolescence-I.Adolescence-II.Adolescence-III.Straw Hat.Missing.Judith Ortiz Cofer (b. 1952). My Father in the Navy.Alberto Rios (b. 1952). Wet Camp.Advice to a First Cousin.David Mura (b. 1952). An Argument: On 1942.Laureen Mar (b. 1953). My Mother, Who Came from China, Where She Never Saw Snow.Aurora Levins Morales (b. 1954). Child of the Americas.Lorna Dee Cervantes (b. 1954). Refugee Ship.Cathy Song (b. 1955). The White Porch.Chinatown.Heaven.Li-Young Lee (b. 1957). The Gift.Mnemonic.This Room and Everything in It.Martin Espada (b. 1957). Bully.Sherman Alexie (b. 1966). On the Amtrak from Boston to New York City.
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