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The Norton anthology of American literature

Author: Nina Baym
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1989.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Anthologie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Baym
ISBN: 0393957365 9780393957365 0393957381 9780393957389 0393957403 9780393957402
OCLC Number: 18779473
Description: xxxii, 2710 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
Early American literature, 1620-1820 / Francis Murphy --
American literature, 1820-1865 / Hershel Parker --
American literature, 1865-1914 / Ronald Gottesman --
American literature between the wars, 1914-1945 / Laurence B. Holland, Nina Baym --
American prose since 1945 / William H. Pritchard --
American poetry since 1945 / David Kalstone, Patricia B. Wallace. Early American literature 1620-1820 --
The general history of Virginia, New England, and the summer isles ; The third book, Chapter I ; The third book, Chapter II. What happened till the first supply / John Smith (1580-1613) --
New English canaan ; The second book, Chapter I. The general survey of the country ; The third book [The incident at Merry Mount] Thomas Morton (c. 1579-1647) --
A model of Christian charity ; The jounral of John Winthrop / John Winthrop (1588-1649) --
Of plymouth plantation ; Book I, chapter I [The separatist interpretation of the reformation in England, 1550-1607] ; Book I, chapter IV. Showing the reasons and causes of their removal ; Book I, chapter VII. Of their departure from leyden [Mr. Robinson's letter] ; Book I, chapter X. Showing how they sought out a place of habitation; and what befell them thereabout ; Book II, chapter XI. The remainder of anno ; [The mayflower compact] ; [The starving time] ; Book II, chapter XII. Anno 1621 [First Thanksgiving] ; Book II, Chapter XIX. Anno dom: 1628 [Thomas Morton of Merrymount] ; Book II, chapter XXIII. Anno dom: 1632 [Propserity brings dispersal of population] ; Book II, chapter XXXII. Anno dom: 1642 [A horrible case of bestiality] ; Book II, chapter XXXIII. Anno dom: 1643 [The life and death of Elder Bewster] ; [Longevity of the pilgrim fathers] ; Book II, Chapter XXXIV. Anno dom: 1644 [Proposal to move to nauset] / William Bradford --
A key into the language of America ; To my dear and well-beloved friends and countryment ; Directions for the use of teh language ; An help to the Native language ; Chapter XXI, of religion, the soul, &c. ; The bloody tenet of persecution ; A letter to the town of Providence / Roger Williams (c. 1603-1683) --
The prologue ; To the memory of my dear and ever honored father Thomas Dudley Esq. ; To her father with some verses ; Contemplations ; The flesh and the spirit ; The author of 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 ; Another [Letter to her husband, absent upon public employment] ; In reference to her children, 23 June, 1659 ; In memory of my dear grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet ; In memory of my dear grandchild Anne Bradstreet ; On my dear grandchild Simon Bradstreet ; For deliverance from a fever ; Here follows some verses upon teh burning of our house ; As weary Pilgrim ; Meditations divine and moral ; To my dear children / Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612-1672) --
The day of doom / Michael Wigglesworth (1631-1705) --
Narrative of the captivity and restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson / Mary Rowlandson (c. 1631-1711) --
Psalm two (first edition) ; Preparatory meditations ; Prologue ; Meditation 8 (first series) ; Meditation 16 (First series) ; Meditation 22 (First series) ; Meditation 38 (First series) ; Meditation 42 (First series) ; Meditation 26 (Second series) ; God's determinations ; The preface ; The soul's groan to Christ for succor ; Christ's reply ; The joy of church fellowship rightly attended ; Upon wedlock, and death of children ; Let by rain ; Upon a wasp chilled with cold ; Huswifery ; A fig of thee, oh! death ; Treatise concerning the Lord's supper ; Sermon VI / Edward Taylor (c. 1642-1729) --
The diary of Samuel Sewall / Samuel Sewall (1652-1730) --
The wonders of the invisible world ; [A people of God in the devil's territories] ; The trial of Martha Carrier ; Magnalia Christi Americana ; Galeacius secundus: The life of William Bradford, esq., Governor of Plymouth cology ; Nehemias Americanus: The life of John Winthrop, esq., Governor of the Massachusetts colony ; Bonifacius [Christian behavior at home and in the community / Cotton Mather (1663-1728) --
The private jounral of a journey from Boston to New York ; Tuesday, October the Third ; Friday, October the Sixth ; December the sixth ; January the sixth / Sarah Kemble Knight (1666-1727) --
The history and present state of Virginia ; Book I, Chap. I. Showing what happened in the first attempts to settle Virginia, before the discovery of Chesapeake Bay ; Book I, Chap. IV. Containing the history of the government from the dissolution of the company, to the year 1704 ; Book II, chap. I of the bounds and coast of Virginia ; Book II, chap. II. of the waters ; Book II, chap. III. Of the earths, and soil ; Book II, chap. VI. Of wild fowl, and hunted game / Robert Beverley (c. 1673-1722) --
The secret diary of William Byrd of Westover 1709-1712 ; History of the dividing line ; [The other British colonies] ; October / William Byrd (1674-1744) --
Personal narrative ; [Sarah Pierrepont] ; A divine and supernatural light ; Letter to Rev. Dr. Benjamin Colman (May 30, 1735) ; [The great awakening] ; Sinners in the hands of an angry God ; The nature of true virtue ; Chapter I. Showing wherein the essence of true virtue consists ; Chapter III. Concerning the secondary and inferior kind of beauty ; [The beauty of the earth] ; Images or shadows of divine things ; 3 [Roses] ; 64 [Hills and mountains] ; 77 [Rivers] ; 78 [Trees] ; 156 [The book of scripture] / Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) --
The way to wealth ; An edict by the King of Prussia ; Rules by which a great empire may be reduced to a small one ; The sale of the hessians ; The ephemera ; Information to those who would remove to America ; Remarks concerning the savages of North America ; Speech in convention ; Letters ; To Josiah Franklin (April 13, 1738) [Forming opinions] ; To Peter Collinson (August 25, 1755) [Whirlwinds] ; To Mrs. Jane Mecom (September 16, 1758) [Interpreting an acrostic] ; To Lord Kames (April 11, 1767) [Parliament and the colonies] ; To Joseph Priestley (September 19, 1772) [Resolving difficult cases] ; To Miss Georgiana Shipley (September 26, 1772) [IN memory of her pet squirrel] ; To Charles de Weissenstein (July 1, 1778) [Against proposals from a secret agent ; To Madam Brillon (November 10, 1779) [Paying too much for whistel] ; To Samuel Mather (May 12, 1784) [Doing good] ; To Ezra Stiles (March 9, 1790) [My religion] ; The autobiography / Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) --
Some account of the fore-part of the life of Elizabeth Ashbridge / Elizabeth Ashbridge (1713-1755) --
The journal of John Woolman ; [Early life and vocation] ; [Travels through North Carolina] / John Woolman (1720-1772) --
Letters from an American farmer ; Letter III. What is an American ; Letter IV. Description of teh island of Nantucket ; Letter IX. Description of Charles-Town; thoughts on slavery; on physical evil; a melancholy scene ; Letter XII. Distresses of a frontier man / J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur (1735-1813) --
The travels of William Bartram ; Part II. Chapter VII: A journey from Spalding's lower trading house to Talahasochte / William Bartram (1739-1823) --
Letters ; Abigail Adams to John Adams (August 19, 1774) [Classical parallels] ; John Adams to Abigail Adams (August 28, 1774) [News, love, and advice from Princeton] ; John Adams to Abigail Adams (October 9, 1774) [The business of the congress is tedious] ; Abigail Adams to John Adams (October 16, 1774) [The first scene of infernal plot disclosed] ; Abigail Adams to John Adams (June 25, 1775) [Continual expectation of hostilities] ; Abigail Adams to John Adams (July 16, 1775) [Our generals. News of Boston and home] ; John Adams to Abigail Adams (July 23, 1775) [Dr. Franklin] ; John Adams to Abigail Adams (October 29, 1775) [Prejudice in favor of New England] ; Abigail Adams to John Adams (November 27, 1775) [The building up a great empire] ; John Adams to Abigail Adams (July 3, 1776) [These colonies are free and independent states] ; John Adams to Abigail Adams (July 3, 1776) [Reflections on the Declaration of Independence] ; Abigail Adams to John Adams (July 14, 1776) [The Declaration smallpox. The grey horse] ; John Adams to Abigail Adams (July 20, 1776) [Do my friends thnk I have forgotten my wife and children?] ; Abigail Adams to John Adams (July 21, 1776) [Smallpox: the porclamation for independence read aloud] ; John Adams to Abigail Adams (August 3, 1776) ; [My countryment want art and address] / John Adams (1735-1826) --
Common sense ; Introduction ; III. Thoughts on the present state of American affairs ; The crisis, no. 1 ; The age of reason ; Chapter I. The author's profession of faith ; Chapter II. Of missions and revelations ; Chapter XI. Of the theology of the Christians, and the true theology / Thomas Paine (1737-1809) --
The autobiography ; The declaration of independence ; Notes on the state of Virginia ; Query V. Cascades ; Query VI. Productions mineral, vegetable, and animal ; Query XVII. Religion ; Query XIX. Manufacutres ; Letter to Peter Carr (August 10, 1787) [A young man's education] ; Letter to John Adams (October 28, 1813) [The natural aristocrat] ; Letter to Benjamin Austin, Esq. (January 9, 1816) [Manufactures] ; Letter to John Adams (August 1, 1816) [Living one's life over] ; Letter to Nathaniel Burwell, Esq. (March 14, 1818) [Women's education] / Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) --
No. 1 [Alexander Hamilton] ; No. 10 [James Madison] / The Federalist --
The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, written by himself / Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797) --
The house of night ; On the emigration to America and peopling the Western country ; The wild honey suckle ; The Indian burying ground ; To Sir Toby ; On Mr. Paine's rights of man ; On the religion of nature ; On observing a large Red-Streak apple ; To a New England Poet / Philip Freneau (1752-1832) --
On being brought from Africa to America ; To the University of Cambridge, in New England ; On the death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield, 1770 ; Thoughts on the works of Providence ; To S.M., a young African painter, on seeing his works ; to his excellency General Washington / Phillis Wheatley --
The hasty pudding ; Advice to a raven in Russia / Joel Barlow (1754-1812) --
The contrast / Royall Tyler (1757-1826) --
American Literature 1820-1865 --
The author's account of himself ; Rip Van Winkle ; The legend of Sleepy Hollow / Washington Irving (1783-1859). The pioneers ; [The slaughter of the pigeons] ; Notions of the Americans ; [The literature and the arts of the United States] / James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) --
The horse swap ; A sage conversation ; The shooting match / Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (1790-1870) --
Thanatopsis ; The yellow violet ; To a waterfowl ; Sonnet--to an American painter departing for Europe ; The prairies ; The poet ; Abraham Lincoln / William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) --
Nature ; The American scholar ; The divinity school address ; Self-reliance ; The over-soul ; The poet ; Experience ; Fate ;Thoreau ; Hymn sung at the completion of teh concord monument, April 19, 1836 ; Each and all ; The problem ; Uriel ; Hamatreya ; The Rhodora ; The snow-storm ; Ode, inscribed to W.H. Channing ; Merlin ; Days ; Journals and letters ; [Sunday, April 28, 1824, Canterbury (Roxbury), Massechusetts] ; Myself ; [July 8, 1831, Boston] [Always a right word] ; [July 13, 1833, Paris] [In the garden of plants] ; [January 1, 1834, Boston] [My savings bank] ; [February 19, 1834, Boston] [A white whale] ; To Lydia Jackson, Concord, Febraury 1, 1835 [Amodulated new love: I am born a poet] ; [August 1, 1835, Concord] [Sadness after thirty] ; [April 26 ,1838, Concord] [Philanthropic meetings & holy hurrahs] ; To Thomas Carlyle (Concord, May 10, 1838) [I am a rich man] ; [June 18, 1838, Concord] [Protest; writing; America] ; [June 23, 1838, Concord] [Goodies] ; [August 22, 1838, Concord], [I decline invitations] ; [August 31, 1838, Concord] [Aftermath of the divinity school address] ; To Thomas Carlyle (Concord, October 17, 1838) [Delayed reactions to the divinity school address] ; [November 10, 1838, Concord] [The business of education] ; [November 10, 1838, Concord] [Challenging Thoreau to write his opinions into good poetry] ; [September 14, 1838, Concord] [The business of education] ; [June 24, 1840, Concord] [The screaming of the mad neighborwoman] ; [October 17, 1840, Concord] [Skepticism about the Brook farm Utopia] ; [October 25, 1840, Concord] [Swearing as the best rhetoric] ; [November-December, 1841, Concord] [Dead sentences vs. Man-making words] ; [January 30, 1842, Concord] [Young Waldo's physical world] ; [Januray 30(?), 1842, Concord] [Young Waldo's human world] ; To William Emerson, Concord, May 6, 1843 [What to expect from Thoreau] ; [August 25, 1843, Concord] [Thoreau's fault of unlimited contradiction] ; To William Emerson (Concord, October 4, 1844) [A craze for acquiring property] ; To W.J. Rotch (Concord, November 17, 1844) [A craze for acquiring property] ; [April 25, 1848, London] [The London literati on male chastity] ; [May 6(?), 1848, London] [Tennyson as a talkative Hawthorne] ; [August 1848, Concord] [Thoreau the Woodgod] ; [April 1851, Concord] [The hypocrisy of Daniel Webster] ; [April 13, 1852, Concord] [The purist who refuses to vote] ; [August 1, 1852] ; [Negro slavery vs. Quite other slaves to free] ; To Walter Whitman (July 21, 1855, Concord) [The wonderful gift of leaves of grass] ; [February 29, 1856, Concord] [The frustration of trying to talk to Thoreau] ; To Thomas Carlyle (May 6, 1856, Concord) [Second thoughts on the nondescript monster, Leaves of Grass] ; [February 1862, Concord] [Seeing himself furthered on Thoreau's journals] ; [1863, Concord] [Taking Lincoln with his faults] ; [May 24, 1864, Concord] [The burial of Hawthorne--After waiting too long to get to know him] ; [July 2, 1867, Concord] [A mystery about reading] ; [June 1871, Concord] [The scientific splendors of this age] / Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) --
My kinsman, major molineux ; Roger Malvin's burial ; Young Goodman Brown ; The may-pole of merry mount ; Wakefield ; The minister's black veil ; Rappaccini's daughter ; The scarlet letter ; The custom-house ; The scarlet letter ; Preface to The house of teh seven gables ; ["Something of the hawk-eye": A gallery of Hawthorne's word-portraits] ; [Jonathan Cilley] ; [Remarkable characters at North Adams] ; [Henry D. Thoreau] ; Edmund Hosmer--Emerson's ideal farmer] ; [Walden Pond] ; [Herman Melville] ; [Hiram Powers] ; [Abraham Lincoln] / Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) --
A Psalm of life ; Excelsior ; Mezzo Cammin ; The slave's dream ; The fire of drift-wood ; The building of the shop ; [Conclusion] ; My lost youth ; Aftermath / Henry Wadsworth Longfelo (1807-1882) --
Ichabod! ; Snow-bound: A winter idyl ; Prelude to Among the hills / John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) --
The lake ; Preface ; Introduction ; Sonnet--To science ; Fairlyand ; To Helen ; Israfel ; The city in the sea; The sleeper ; The valley of unrest ; Alone ; Dream-land ; The raven ; To ---
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; [Reviews of Hawthorne's twice-told tales] ; [April] ; [May] ; The philosophy of composition ; The poetic principle ; Letters ; To John Allan (Richmond, March 19, 1827) [My determination is at length taken] ; To John Allan (Richmond, March 20, 1827) [In the greatest necessity] ; To John P. Kennedy (Baltimore, March 15, 1835) [I cannot come] ; To Thomas W. White (Baltimore, April 30, 1835) [Bernice Justified] ; To Maria Clemm (Richmond, August 29, 1835) ["My own sweetest sissy"] ; To Philip P. Cooke (Philadelphia, September 21, 1839) [Such wild matters as Ligeia] ; To Joseph Evens Snodgrass (Philadelphia, April 1, 1841) [My sole drink is water] ; To Maria Clemm (New-York, April 7, 1844) [No fear of starving here] ; To Annie L. Richmond (Fordham, November 16, 1848) [My darling, my Annie] / Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) --
[The presidential question:] Speech in the United States house of representatives, July 27, 1848 ; A house divided: speech delivered at Springfield, Illinois, at the close of republican state convention, June 16, 1858 ; Address delivered at the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863 ; Second inaugural address, March 4, 1865 / Abraham Lincoln. Old Ironsides ; The last leaf ; The chambered nautiles ; The deacon's masterpiece: or The wonderful "one-hoss shay" / Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) --
The great lawsuit ; [Two kinds of slavery: Miranda: No man is willingly ungenerous] ; [Four kidns og equality] ; [The great radical dualism] / Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) --
Uncle Tom's cabin; or life among the lowly ; Chapter VII. The mother's struggle ; The minister's housekeeper / Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) --
Parson John Bullen's lizards ; Mrs. Yardley's quilting ; Hen Baily's reformation / George Washington Harris (1814-1896) --
The big bear of Arkansas / T.B. Thorpe (1815-1878) --
Some adventures of Captain Simon Suggs / [A portrait of the captain] ; The captain attends a camp-meeting / Johnson Jones Hooper (1815-1862) --
Thomas Carlyle and his works ; Resistance to civil government ; Walden, or life in the woods ; Slavery in Massechusetts ; Life without principle ; A plea for Captain John Brown ; Journals and letters ; To Mrs. R. W. Emerson (May 22, 1843) [Unfinished conversations with Mrs. Emerson] ; To Emerson (June 8, 1843) [The direct humanity of Henry James, Sr.] ; To Mrs. John Thoreau (August 29, 1843) [Rebuffs from "Every bookseller or publisher's house"] ; [1845-47] [Carlyle, Wordsworth, Emerson] ; To Henry Williams, Jr. (September 30, 1847) [Answer to a Harvard class questionnaire] ; To Emerson (November 14, 1847) [A home report from Concord] ; To Jared Sparks (September 17, 1847) [A home report from Concord] ; To Jared Sparks (September 17, 1849) [Circumventing the library regulations] ; [November 16, 1850] ["Wild thinking" in literature] ; [September 2, 1851] [Writing "with Gusto"] ; [September 4, 1851] [The wisdom of writing on many subjects] ; [October 1, 1851] [Illegally helping a fugitive slave] ; [October 4, 1851] [Minott, the poetical farmer] ; [November 9, 1851] [Facts as material for mythology] ; [November 12, 1851] [Self-injunctions on writing] ; [June 12, 1852] [Nudity vs. Social requirements] ; [July 13, 1852] [The purpose of a journal] ; [July 14, 1852] [Writers of torpid words] ; [October 28, 1853] [Living with 706 copies of A Week] ; [February 28, 1854] [Correcting his manuscripts] ; [April 8, 1854] [Getting distance before rewriting] ; [June 16, 1854] [Up railroad--Odors of nature and men] ; To H.G.O. Blake (August 8, 1854) [Breaking from an "Uprofitable summer"] ; [December 27, 1854] [Whaling storeis at Nantucket] ; To Thomas Cholmondeley (November 8, 1855) ["Your princely gift"--An Indian library] ; To Thomas Cholmondeley (October 20, 1856) [The wonder of the library: a poor account to the United States and himself] ; To H.G.O. Blake (November 19, December 7, 1856) [The most interesting fact at present--Walt Whitman] ; To Daniel Ricketson (August 18, 1857) [Good writing vs. "Polished stuff"] ; To H.G.O. Blake (November 16, 1857) [In the new role of master to a disciple] ; [January 26, 1858] [Dead words] ; To James Russell Lowell (June 22, 1858) [A "Very mean and cowardly" expurgation] ; To H.G. O. Blake (Januray 1, 1859) [A dose of society] ; [January 2, 1859] [Grammarians vs. Real writers] ; [February 3, 1860] [Grammarians and their rules] / Henry David Thoreau --
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave / Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) --
To the dandelion ; A fable for critics / James Russell Lowell (1819-1891). Preface to Leaves of grass ; Inscription ; When I read the book ; Beginning my studies ; Song of myself ; Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson [Whitman's 1856 manifesto] ; Children of Adam ; From pent-up aching rivers ; Spontaneous me ; Once I pass'd through a populous city ; Facing west from California's shores ; Calamus ; Scented herbage of my breast ; Whoever you are holding me now in hand ; When I heard at the close of the day ; Trickle drops ; I saw in Louisiana a live-oak growing ; Here the frailest leaves of me ; Crossing Brooklyn ferry ; Sea-drift ; Out of teh cradle endlessly rocking ; As I ebb'd with the ocean of life ; By the roadside ; A hand-mirror ; When I heard the learn'd astronomer ; To a president ; I sit and look out ; The dalliance of the Eagles ; To the states ; Drum-taps ; Beat! Beat! Drums! ; Cavalry crossing a ford ; Vigil strange I kept on the field one night ; A march in the ranks hard-prest, and the road unknown ; A sight in camp in the daybreak gray and dim ; As toilsome I wander'd Virginia's woods ; The wound-dresser ; Reconciliation ; As I lay with my head in your lap camerado ; Spirit whose work is done ; Memories of President Lincoln ; When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd ; Autumn rivulets ; There was a child went forth ; This compost ; Sparkles from the wheel ; My picture-gallery ; Passage to India ; The sleepers ; Whispers of Heavenly death ; Chanting the square deific ; A noiseless patient spider ; From noon to starry night ; To a locomotive in winter ; First annex: sands at seventy ; As I sit writing here ; By that long scan of waves ; Broadway ; Yonnondio ; Orange buds by mail from Florida ; Now precedent songs, farewell ; An evening lull ; After the supper and talk ; Second annex: Good-bye my fancy ; Preface note to 2d annex, concluding L. of G.--1891 ; Osceola ; "The rounded catalogue divine complete" ; Good-bye my fancy! ; A backward glace o'er travel'd roads ; Democratic vistas ; [American literature] ; Specimen days ; Patent-office hospital ; The white house by Moonlight ; A night battle, over a week since ; Abraham Lincoln ; Summer of 1864 ; The capitol by gas-light ; The inaguration ; Death of President Lincoln ; Sherman's army's jubilation--its sudden stoppage ; The real war will never get in the books ; Sea-shore fancies ; A sun-bath--Nakedness ; Edgar Poe's significance ; My tribute to four poets ; A visit, at last, to R.W. Emerson ; Other Concord notations ; Boston common--More of Emmerson ; Letters ; To Thomas Jefferson Whitman (February 13, 1863) [The gorgeousness of the capitol vs. the suffering in the hospitals] ; The Nathaniel Bloom and John F. S. Gray (March 19, 1963) [Washington, D.C.; Lincoln as Hoosier Michael Angelo] ; To William S. Davis (October 1, 1863) [Whitman's Haversack of physical comforts in the wards] ; To Mrs. Irwin (May 1, 1865) [Words of consolation from a stranger] ; To Louisa Van Velsor Whitman (January 1, 1867) [New Year's Day--The dinner in the hospital] ; To Harry Stafford (February 28, 1881) [My best honrable loving friendship] ; To John Burroughs (April 28, 1882) [The suppression of the osgood Leaves of grass] ; To John Addington Symonds (August 19, 1890) [Calamus: Late denial of "Morbid Inferences"] / Walt Whitman (1819-1892) --
Hawthorne and his mosses ; Letters to Hawthorne ; April 16(?), 1851 [Melville criticizes The house of the seven gables in the Pittsfield secret review] ; June 1(?), 1851 [The whale--"All my books are botches"] ; June 29, 1851 [A very susceptible and peradventure feeble temperament"] ; July 22, 1851 [A plan to "Vagabondize" with Hawthorne] ; November 17(?), 1851 [Hawthorn's praise of Moby Dick: "The good goddess's bonus"] --
Moby-Dick ; Chapter 54: The town-ho's story ; Bartleby, the scrivener ; The encantadas, or enchanted isles ; Sketch first. The isles at large ; Sketch second. Two sides to a tortoise ; Sketch third. Rock rodondo ; Sketch eighth. Norfolk isle and the chola widow ; The paradise of bachelors and the tartarus of maids ; Benito cereno ; The piazza ; Battle-pieces ; The portent ; Misgivings ; The march into Virginia ; A utilitarian view of teh monitor's flight ; The house-top ; John Marr and other sailors ; The Maldive shark ; To ned ; Timoleon, etc. ; After the pleasure party ; Monody ; The bench of boors ; The enthusiast ; Art ; Billy Budd, Sailor / Herman Melville (1819-1891) --
Lemorne versus Huell / Elizabeth Drew Stoddard (1823-1902) --
49 I never lost as much but twice ; 67 Success is counted sweetest ; 125 For each ecstatic istant ; 130 These are the days when birds come back---
; 185 "Faith" is a fine invention ; 187 How many times these low feet staggered---
; 214 I taste a liquor never brewed---
; 216 Safe in their Alabaster chamber---[Two versions] ; 241 I like a look of Agony ; 249 Wild nights--wild nights! ; 258 There's a certain slant of light ; 280 I felt a funeral, in my brain ; 287 A clock stopped---
; 303 The soul selects her own society---
; 305 The difference between despair ; 314 Nature---sometimes sears a Sapling---
; 315 He fumbles at your soul ; 322 There came a day at summer's full ; 328 A bird came down the walk---
; 341 After great pain, aformal feeling comes---
; 348 I dreaded that first Robin, so ; 435 Much madness in 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---
; 501 This world is not conclusion ; 505 I would not paint---a picture---
; 510 It was not death, for I stood up ; 520 I started early---took my dog---
; 528 Mine---by the right of the white election! ; 536 The heart asks pleasure---first---
; 547 I've seen a dying eye ; 585 I like to see it lap the miles---
; 632 The brain---is wider than the sky---
; 640 I cannot live with you---
; 650 Pain---has an element of blank ; 664 Of all the souls that stand create---
; 709 Publication---is the auction ; 712 Because I could not stop for death---
; 744 Remorse---is memory---awake ; 754 My life had stood---a loaded gun---
; 822 This consciousness that is aware ; 824 The wind begun to knead the grass---
; 824 The wind begun to rock the grass ; 829 Ample make this bed---
; 986 A narrow fellow in the grass ; 1078 The bustle in a house ; 1099 My cocoon tightens---colors teaze---
; 1100 The last night that she lived ; 1125 Oh sumptuous moment ; 1129 Tell all the truth but tell it slant---
; 1138 A spider sewed at night ; 1397 It sounded as if the streets were running ; 1400 What mystery pervades a well! ; 1405 Bees are black, with gilt surcingles---
; 1463 A route of evanescence ; 1540 As imperceptibly as grief ; 1545 The bible is an antique volume---
; 1575 The bat is dun, with wrinkled wings---
; 1581 The farthest thunder that I heard ; 1593 There came a wind like a bugle---
; 1624 Apparently with no surpise ; 1651 A word made flesh is seldom ; 1670 In winter in my room ; 1732 My life closed twice before its close---
; Letters to Thomas Wentworth Higginson ; 15 April 1862 [Say if my verse is alive?] ; 25 April 1862 [Thank you for the surgery] ; 7 June 1862 [Will you be my preceptor?] ; 7 July 1862 [My business is circumference] ; [Letters on "E.D." from T.W. Higginson to his wife] ; [August 16, 1870] ; [August 17, 1870] / Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) --
Life in the Iron-Mills / Rebecca Harding Davis (1831-1910). American literature 1865-1914 : The notorious jumping frog of Calaveras county ; Letter to Will Bowen (February 6, 1870) [The matter of Hannibal] ; Roughing it ; [The story of the old ram] ; The gilded age ; Chapter 8. [Colonel Beriah sellers] ; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ; [The art of authorship] ; How to tell a story ; The man that corrupted Hadleyburg ; Letters from the earth ; Letter IV / Samuel Clemens (1835-1910) --
The outcasts of Poker Flat (1836-1902) --
Novel-writing and novel-reading editha / W.D. howells (1837-1920) --
Chickamauga / Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?) --
Daisy Miller: A study ; The real thing ; The turn of the screw ; The beast in the jungle ; The art of fiction / Henry James (1843-1916) --
The wonderful tar-baby story ; Mr. Rabbit grossly deceives Mr. Fox ; Free Joe and the rest of the world / Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908) --
A white horn ; The foreigner / Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) --
The awakening / Kate Chopin (1580-1904) --
A New England nun ; The revolt of "mother" / Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930) --
Up from slavery ; Chapter XIV. The atlanta exposition address / Booker T. Washington (1856?-1915) --
The goophered grapevin / Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932) --
Under the lion's paw / Hamlin Garland (1860-1940) --
The yellow wallpaper / Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) --
Twenty years at hull-house ; Chapter IV. The snare of preparation ; Chapter V. First days at hull-house / Jane Addams (1860-1935) --
Ethan Frome / Edith Wharton (1862-1937) --
The souls of black folk / III. Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and others / W.E.B. Dubois (1868-1963) --
Suggestions ; Frank Norris' weekly letter [Truth and accuracy] ; Vandover and the brute ; Chapter nine / Frank Norris (1870-1902) --
An experiment in misery ; The open boat ; The bride comes to yellow sky ; The blue hotel ; An episode of war ; The black riders and other lines ; 1 Black riders came from the sea ; 27 A youth in apparel that glittered ; 42 I walked in a desert ; 56 A man feared that he might find an assassin ; War is kind ; 76 Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind ; 83 Fast rose the knight ; 87 A newspaper is a collection of half-injustices ; 89 A slant of sun on dull brown walls ; 96 A man said to the universe ; Posthumously published poems ; 113 A man adrift on a slim spar / Stephen Crane (1871-1900) --
Sister Carrie ; Chapter XLIV [The strike] ; Old Rogaum and his Theresa / Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) --
The law of life / Jack London (1876-1916) --
Impressions of an Indian childhood ; The school days of an Indian girls ; An Indian teacher among Indians / Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (Zitkala-Sa) (1876-1938) --
The education of Henry Adams ; Editor's preface ; Preface ; Chapter I. Quincy (1838-1848) ; Chapter XIX. Chaos (1870) ; Chapter XXV. The dynamo and the virgin (1900) / Henry Adams (1838-1918). American Literature between the wars 1914-1945: Black elk speaks / XVI. Heyoka ceremony ; XVII. The first cure ; XXIV. The butchering at wounded knee / Black Elk (1863-1950) --
Serepta mason ; Trainor, the druggist ; Doe Hill ; Margaret Fuller Slack ; Abel Melveny ; Lucinda Matlock / Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950) --
Luke Havergal ; Geroge Crabbe ; The house on the hill ; Richard Cory ; The clerks ; Credo ; Verlaine ; Miniver Cheevy ; Eros Turannos ; Bewick Finzer ; The mill ; Mr. Flood's party ; New England / Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) --
The difference / Ellen Glasgow (1873-1945) --
My mortal enemy ; Neighbour rosicky / Willa Cather (1873-1947) --
The good Anna ; The making of Americans ; [Introduction] / Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) --
The pasture ; Mowing ; The tuft of flowers ; Mending wall ; The death of the hired man ; Home burial ; A servant to servants ; After apple-picking ; The wood-pile ; The road not taken ; An old man's winter night ; The oven bird ; Birches ; 'Out, out---' ; Fire and ice ; Nothing gold can stay ; Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening ; A boundless moment ; Spring pools ; Once by the pacific ; Two tramps in mud time ; Departmental ; Desert places ; Design ; Neither out far nor in deep ; Provide, provide ; The most of it ; The gift outright ; Directive ; The figure a poem makes / Robert Frost (1874-1963) --
Winesburg, Ohio ; Mother ; Adventure ; "Queer" ; The egg / Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) --
Chicago ; Halsted street car ; Child of the Romans ; Fog ; Prairie waters by night ; Cool tombs ; Grass / Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) --
The snow man ; A high-toned old Christian woman ; The emperor of ice-cream ; Disillusionment of ten o'clock ; Sunday morning ; Anecdote of the jar ; Gubbinal ; Peter Quince at the clavier ; Thirteenth ways of looking at a blackbird ; The death of a soldier ; The idea of order at key west ; A postcard from the volcano ; Study of two pears ; The sense of the sleight-of-hand man ; Of modern poetry ; Asides on the oboe ; An ordinary evening in New Haven ; I ("The eye's plain version is a thing apart") ; IX ("We keep coming back and coming back") ; XII ("The poem is the cry of its occassion") ; XXII ("Professor Eucalyptus said, 'The search'") ; XXVIII ("If it should be true that reality exists") ; XXX ("The last leaf that is going to fall has fallen") ; The plain sense of things ; A quiet normal life / Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) --
The young housewife ; Portrait of a lady ; Willow poem ; Queen-Ann's-Lace ; The widow's lament in springtime ; Spring and all ; The Elsie ; The red wheelbarrow ; The dead baby ; The wind increases ; Death ; This is just to say ; Classic scene ; The term ; A sort of a song ; The dance ("In Brueghel's great picture, The Kermess") ; Burning the Christmas greens ; Lear ; Paterson ; Book II.i, Sunday in the park ; The ivy crown ; Landscape with the fall of Icarus ; The dance ("When the snow falls the flakes") / William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) --
Beauty ; Wild peaches ; Let no charitable hope ; One person ; XII ("In our content, before the autumn came") ; XVI ("I hereby swear that to uphold your house") ; Pretty words ; Sonnet ("How many faults you might accus me of") / Elinor Wylie (1885-1928) --
The whistler, American ; Portrait d'une Femme ; A virginal ; A pact ; The rest ; In a station of the metro ; The river-merchant's wife: a letter ; Villanelle: the psychological hour ; Hugh Selwyn Mauberley: Life and contacts ; Mauberley --
The cantos ; I ("And then went down to the ship") ; XVII ("So that the vines burst from my fingers") ; XLV ("With Usura") / Ezra Pound (1885-1972) --
Mid-day ; Oread ; Leda ; At baia ; Fragment ; Helen ; The walls do not fall ; 1-6 ; 20-24 ; 39-43 / H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) (1886-1961) --
To the stone-cutters ; Boats in a fog ; Shine, perishing republic ; Hurt hawks ; November surf ; Carmel point ; Vulture ; Birds and fishes / Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) --
The past is the present ; To a snail ; New York ; A grave ; Poetry ; Peter ; The fish ; The student ; Bird-witted ; Nevertheless ; The mind is an enchanting thing ; In distrust of merits / Marianne Moore (1887-1972) --
The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock ; Sweeny among the nightingales ; Tradition and the individual talent ; Gerontion ; The waste land ; The hollow men ; Journey of the magi ; Four quartets ; Burnt Norton / T.S. Elliot (188-1865) --
Long day's jouney into night / Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) --
Bells for John whiteside's daughter ; Here lies a lady ; Philomela ; Piazza piece ; Janet walking ; The equilibrists / John Crowe Ranson (1888-1974) --
Old mortality ; The fig tree / Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) --
The Eatonville anthology ; How it feels to be colored me ; Their eyes were watching God ; 2 ; 3 / Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) --
Recuerdo ; I think I should have loved you presently ; Loving you less than life, a little less ; Euclid alone has looked on beauty bare ; What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why ; Never may the fruit be plucked ; In the grave no flower ; I too beneath your moon, almighty sex ; The snow storm ; Ragged island / Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) --
De profundis ; Resume ; General review of the sex situation ; Experience ; The walz / Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) --
Thy fingers make early flowers of in Just - ; O sweet spontaneous ; Buffalo Bill's ; The Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls ; Poem, or beauty hurts Mr. Vinal ; nobody loses all the time ; "next to of course god america i ; i song of Olaf glad and big ; 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 ; my father moved through dooms of love ; pity this busy monster, manunkind ; what if a much of a which of a wind ; all ignorance toboggans into know / E.E. Cummings (1894-1962) --
The night the bed fell ; The secret life of Walter Mitty ; The unicorn in the garden / James Thurber (1894-1961) --
Cane ; Georgia dusk ; Fern ; Portrait in Georgia ; Seventh street / Jean Toomer (1894-1967) --
U.S.A. ; The big money ; Newsreel LXVIII ; The camera eye (51) ; Mary French ; Vag / John Dos Passos (1896-1970) --
Winter dreams / F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) --
Medusa ; Portrait ; The alchemist ; The crows ; Women ; Cassandra ; Simple autumnal ; Dark summer ; Sonnet ("Dark, underground, is furnished with the bone") ; Song ("It is not now I learn") ; Henceforth, from the mind ; Kept ; Several voices out of a cloud ; Evening in the sanitarium ; Song for the last act ; Night / Louise Bogan (1897-1970) --
As I lay dying ; Barn burning / William Faulkner (1897-1962) --
Walden / E.B. White (1899-1985) --
The snows of Kilimanjaro / Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) --
Chaplinesque ; At melville's tomb ; Voyages ; I ("Above the fresh ruffles of the surf") ; V ("Meticulous, past midnight in clear time") ; The bridge / Hart Crane (1899-1932) --
Last days of Alice ; Sonnets at Christmas ; I ("This is the day His hour of life draws near") ; To the Lacedemonians ; Ode to the confederate dead / Allen Tate (1899-1979) --
The lost boy / Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) --
The negro speaks of rivers ; Mother to son ; Dream variations ; Mulatto ; Song for a dark girl ; Young gal's blues ; Morning after ; Trumpet player ; Dear Dr. Butts / Langston Hughes (1902-1967) --
The leader of the people / John Steinbeck (1902-1968) --
Yet do I marvel ; Incident ; Heritage ; From the dark tower ; Uncle Jim / Countee Cullen (1903-1946) --
The man who was almost a man / Richard Wright (1908-1960). American Prose Since 1945: The old stone house ; Upstate ; Epilogue, 1970 / Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) --
Pnin ; Chapter I ; A discovery / Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) --
Petrified man / Eudora Welty (b. 1909) --
A streetcar names desire / Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) --
The country husband / John Cheever (1912-1982) --
The magic barrel / Bernard Malamud (1914-1986) --
Invisible man ; Prologue ; Chapter I [Battle royal] / Ralph Ellison (b. 1914) --
Seize the day / Saul Bellow (b. 1915) --
Death of a salesman / Arthur Miller (b. 1915) --
What you hear from 'em? / Peter Taylor (b. 1917) --
The man who studied yoga ; The armies of the night ; Part I ; 5. Toward a theater of ideas ; 6. A transfer of power / Norman Mailer (b. 1923) --
The fire next time ; [Part I] / James Baldwin (1924-1987) --
The life you save may be your own ; Good country people / Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) --
Life-story / John Barth (b. 1930) --
The bonfire of the vanities ; I. The master of the universe / Tom Wolfe (b. 1931) --
A movie star has to star in black and white / Adrienne Kennedy (b. 1931) --
The happiest I've been ; Separating ; Dog's death / John Updike (b. 1932) --
Defender of the faith / Philip Roth (b. 1933) --
The crying of lot 49 ; Chapter 1 ; Chapter 2 / Thomas Pynchon (b. 1937) --
Helping / Robert Stone (b. 1947) --
Golden gloves / Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938) --
Drawing names / Bobbie Ann Mason (b. 1940) --
True west / Sam Shepard (b. 1943) --
Everyday use / Alice Walker (b. 1944) --
Weekend / Ann Beattie (b. 1947) --
Lullaby / Leslie Marmon Silko (b. 1948) --
The last of the menu girls / Denis Chavez (b. 1948) --
Lulu's Boys / Louis Erdrich (b. 1954). American Poetry since 1945: Poet's work ; [I married] ; My life by water ; Lake superior ; [He lived--childhood summers] ; [Old mother] ; Watching dancers on skates ; [Well, spring overflows the land] ; Paean to place / Lorine Niedecker (1903-1970) --
Audubon ; I. Was not the last Dauphin ; VI. Love and knowledge ; VII. Tell me a story ; American portrait: old style ; Acquaintance with time in early autumn ; Mortal limit ; Doubleness in time ; Little girl wakes early ; After the dinner party / Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989) --
Cuttings ; Cuttings (later) ; Weed puller ; Frau Bauman, Frau Schmidt, the Frau Schwartz ; My papa's waltz ; Night crow ; The lost son ; I knew a woman ; The far field ; Wish for a young wife ; The meadow mouse ; In a dark time / Theodore Roethke (1908-1963) --
The maximus poems ; I, Maximus of Gloucester, to you ; Maximus, to himself ; [When do poppies bloom] ; Celestial evening, October 1967 / Charles Olson (1910-1970) --
The unbeliever ; The fish ; Over 2,000 illustrations and a complete concordance ; The bight ; At the fishhouses ; Questions of travel ; The armadillo ; Sestina ; In the waiting room ; The moose ; One art / Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) --
Middle passage ; Homage to the empress of the blues ; Those winter Sundays ; The night-blooming cereus ; Free fantasia: Tiger flowers ; Beginnings ; Elegies for paradise valley / Robert Hayden (1913-1980) --
90 north ; The death of the ball turret gunner ; Second air force ; The Marchen ; Next day ; Well water ; Thinking of the lost world / Randall Jarrell (1914-1965) --
Homage to Mistress Bradstreet ; 17-39 ("The winters close, spring's open, no child stirs") ; Dream song ; 1 ("Huffy Henry hid the day") ; 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 started at ruin. Ruin stared straight back") ; 143 ("---That's enough of that, Mr. Bones. Some lady you make") ; 384 ("The marker slants, flowerless, day's almost done") --
385 ("My daughter's heavier. Light leaves are flying") / John Berryman (1914-1972) --
Colloquy in black rock ; The quaker graveyard in Nantucket ; Mr. Edwards and the spider ; My last afternoon with Uncle Devereux Winslow ; Memories of west street and lepke ; Skunk hour ; Soft wood ; Night sweat ; For the union dead ; Death of Anne Boleyn ; Returning turtle ; No hearing (1) ; No hearing (2) ; Epilogue / Robert Lowell (1917-1977) --
A street in Bronzebille ; Kitchennette building ; The mother ; A song in the front yard ; The vacant lot ; The white troops had their orders but the Negroes looked like men ; The womanhood ; 2 ("What shall I give my children? who are poor") ; The bean eaters ; The last quatrain of the ballad of Emmett Till ; The blackstone rangers ; To the diaspora / Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917) --
Often I am permitted to return to a meadow ; A poem beginning with a line by pindar ; Doves ; Seventeenth century suite ; 4. Robert Southwell, the burning babe ; 5. ("'A pretty babe'---that burning babe") ; Achilles' song ; A little language ; Interrupted forms / Robert Duncan (1919-1988) --
The death of a toad ; Ceremony ; "A world without objects is a sensible emptiness ; Year's end ; A baroque wall-fountain in the Villa Sciarra ; In the field ; The mind-reader / Richard Wilbur (b. 1921) --
Drowning with others ; The heavens of animals ; Falling / James Dickey (b. 1923) --
To the snake ; The Jacob's ladder ; Illustrious ancestors ; In mind ; September 1961 ; Olga poems ; iii. ; i. ("Everything flows") ; ii ("Now as if snoke or sweetness were blown my way") ; iii ("Black one, incubus---") ; vi ("Your eyes were the brown gold of pebbles under water") ; The 90th year ; Death in Mexico ; Zeroing in ; The well ; Caedmon / Denis Levertov (b. 1923) --
The way a ghost dissolves ; Graves at Elkhorn ; The lady in kicking horse reservoir ; Degrees of gray in Philipsburg ; A snapshot of the auxiliary ; Wheel of fortune ; Making certain it goes on / Richard Hugo (1923-1982) --
So I said I am Ezra ; Hymn ; Still ; Corsons inlet ; The city limits ; Grace abounding ; Easter morning ; Singling and doubling together ; Autonomy ; The dwelling / A.R. Ammons (b. 1926) --
An urban convalescence ; The broken home ; Lost in translation ; The changing light at Sandover ; The book of Ephraim ; M ; Mirabell's books of number ; 9.1 ("And maddening--it's all by someone else!") ; Coda: The higher keys ; The ballroom at Sandover ; In the dark / James Merrill (b. 1926) --
Kore ; The door ; For love ; The messengers ; For no clear reason ; The finger ; The birds ; An illness ; Fathers / Robert Creeley (b. 1926) --
Howl ; A supermarket in California ; Sunflower sutra ; To Aunt Rose ; on Burroughs' work ; Ego confession / Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926) --
To the harbormaster ; In memory of my feelings ; A step away from them ; The day lady died ; Ave Maria / Frank O'Hara (1926-1966) --
The porcupine ; Little sleep's-head sprouting hair in the moonlight ; Saint Francis and the sow ; The man splitting wood in the daybreak ; The fundamental project of technology / Galway Kinnell (b. 1927) --
Illustration ; Soonest mended ; Self-portrait in a convex mirror ; Syringa ; The lonedale operator / John Ashbery (b. 1927) --
The drunk in the furnace ; To my brother Hanson ; Daybreak ; For the anniversary of my death ; For a coming extinction ; September plowing ; Losing a language / W.S. Merwin (b. 1927) --
Autumn begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio ; To the evening star: Central Minnesota ; A blessing ; A centenary ode: inscribed to little crow, leader of the Sioux rebellions in Minnesota, 1862 ; With the shell of a hermit crab ; A finch sitting out a windstorm ; Honey ; The sumac in Ohio ; The journey / James Wright (1927-1980) --
Animals are passing from our lives ; Detroit grease shop poem ; They feed they lion ; On the murder of Lieutenants Jose del Castillo by the Falangist Bravo Martinez, July 13, 1936 ; Starlight ; The fox ; Winter words / Philip Levine (b. 1928) --
The truth the dead know ; The starry night ; Sylvia's death ; You all know the story of the other woman ; Lobster / Anne Sexton (1928-1975) --
Storm warnings ; Snapshots of a daughter-in-law ; "I am in danger--sir--" ; Orion ; A valediction forbidding mourning ; Diving into the wreck ; Power ; Twenty-One love poems ; I ("Whenever in this city, screens flicker") ; XI ("Every peak is a crater. This is the law of volcanoes") ; "The floating poem. Unnumbered' ; XVIII ("Rain on the west side highway") ; XIX ("Can it be growing colder when I begin") ; Trascendental etude ; For Ethel Rosenberg ; Edges / Adrienne Rich (b. 1929) --
Milton by Firelight ; Riprap ; August on Sourdough, a visit from Dick Brewer ; Beneath my hand and eye the distant hills. Your body ; The blue sky ; Song of the taste ; Straight-creek---Great burn ; Breasts / Gary Snyder (b. 1930) --
Morning song ; Lady Lazarus ; Ariel ; Daddy ; Words ; Parliament hill fields ; Blackberrying ; Child ; Purdah / Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) --
Coal ; The woman thing ; Black mother woman ; Separation ; From the house of Yemanja ; Harriet ; Chain ; Call / Audre Lorde (b. 1934) ; An agony. as now ; A poem for Willie best ; Will they cry when you've gone, you bet / Imamu Amiri Baraka (b. 1934) --
Dear John, Dear Coltrane ; American history ; Deathwatch ; Martin's blues ; History as apple tree ; "Bird lives": Charles Parker in St. Louis ; Nightmare begins responsibility ; Tongue-tied in black and white ; The militance of a photograph in the passbook of a Bantu under detention / Michael Harper (b. 1938) --
Passing through Little Rock / Earth and rain, the plants & sun ; Vision shadows ; When it was taking place ; Poems from the Veterans Hospital ; 8:50AM St. Lyons VAH ; Travelling ; From sand creek / Simon J. Ortiz (b. 1941) --
Geometry ; Adolescence---I ; Banneker ; Parsley ; Thomas and Beulah ; The event ; Straw hat ; The Zeppelin factory ; Dusting ; Pomade ; The oriental ballerina / Rita Dove (b. 1952) --
Madre Sofia ; Wet camp ; Taking away the name of a nephew ; Advice to a first cousin ; The famous boxer reies madero lives ; Seniors / Alberto Rios (b. 1952) --
Uncle's first rabbit ; for Virginia Chzvez ; Starfish ; Visions of Mexico while at a writing symposium in Port Townsend, Washington ; The body as Braille ; Emplumada / Lorna Dee Cervantes (b. 1954) --
The white porch ; Beauty and sadness ; Lost sister ; Chinatown ; Heaven / Cathy Song (b. 1955) --
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   schema:description "Old Ironsides ; The last leaf ; The chambered nautiles ; The deacon's masterpiece: or The wonderful "one-hoss shay" / Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) -- The great lawsuit ; [Two kinds of slavery: Miranda: No man is willingly ungenerous] ; [Four kidns og equality] ; [The great radical dualism] / Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) -- Uncle Tom's cabin; or life among the lowly ; Chapter VII. The mother's struggle ; The minister's housekeeper / Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) -- Parson John Bullen's lizards ; Mrs. Yardley's quilting ; Hen Baily's reformation / George Washington Harris (1814-1896) -- The big bear of Arkansas / T.B. Thorpe (1815-1878) -- Some adventures of Captain Simon Suggs / [A portrait of the captain] ; The captain attends a camp-meeting / Johnson Jones Hooper (1815-1862) -- Thomas Carlyle and his works ; Resistance to civil government ; Walden, or life in the woods ; Slavery in Massechusetts ; Life without principle ; A plea for Captain John Brown ; Journals and letters ; To Mrs. R. W. Emerson (May 22, 1843) [Unfinished conversations with Mrs. Emerson] ; To Emerson (June 8, 1843) [The direct humanity of Henry James, Sr.] ; To Mrs. John Thoreau (August 29, 1843) [Rebuffs from "Every bookseller or publisher's house"] ; [1845-47] [Carlyle, Wordsworth, Emerson] ; To Henry Williams, Jr. (September 30, 1847) [Answer to a Harvard class questionnaire] ; To Emerson (November 14, 1847) [A home report from Concord] ; To Jared Sparks (September 17, 1847) [A home report from Concord] ; To Jared Sparks (September 17, 1849) [Circumventing the library regulations] ; [November 16, 1850] ["Wild thinking" in literature] ; [September 2, 1851] [Writing "with Gusto"] ; [September 4, 1851] [The wisdom of writing on many subjects] ; [October 1, 1851] [Illegally helping a fugitive slave] ; [October 4, 1851] [Minott, the poetical farmer] ; [November 9, 1851] [Facts as material for mythology] ; [November 12, 1851] [Self-injunctions on writing] ; [June 12, 1852] [Nudity vs. Social requirements] ; [July 13, 1852] [The purpose of a journal] ; [July 14, 1852] [Writers of torpid words] ; [October 28, 1853] [Living with 706 copies of A Week] ; [February 28, 1854] [Correcting his manuscripts] ; [April 8, 1854] [Getting distance before rewriting] ; [June 16, 1854] [Up railroad--Odors of nature and men] ; To H.G.O. Blake (August 8, 1854) [Breaking from an "Uprofitable summer"] ; [December 27, 1854] [Whaling storeis at Nantucket] ; To Thomas Cholmondeley (November 8, 1855) ["Your princely gift"--An Indian library] ; To Thomas Cholmondeley (October 20, 1856) [The wonder of the library: a poor account to the United States and himself] ; To H.G.O. Blake (November 19, December 7, 1856) [The most interesting fact at present--Walt Whitman] ; To Daniel Ricketson (August 18, 1857) [Good writing vs. "Polished stuff"] ; To H.G.O. Blake (November 16, 1857) [In the new role of master to a disciple] ; [January 26, 1858] [Dead words] ; To James Russell Lowell (June 22, 1858) [A "Very mean and cowardly" expurgation] ; To H.G. O. Blake (Januray 1, 1859) [A dose of society] ; [January 2, 1859] [Grammarians vs. Real writers] ; [February 3, 1860] [Grammarians and their rules] / Henry David Thoreau -- Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave / Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) -- To the dandelion ; A fable for critics / James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)."@en ;
   schema:description "The pioneers ; [The slaughter of the pigeons] ; Notions of the Americans ; [The literature and the arts of the United States] / James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) -- The horse swap ; A sage conversation ; The shooting match / Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (1790-1870) -- Thanatopsis ; The yellow violet ; To a waterfowl ; Sonnet--to an American painter departing for Europe ; The prairies ; The poet ; Abraham Lincoln / William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) -- Nature ; The American scholar ; The divinity school address ; Self-reliance ; The over-soul ; The poet ; Experience ; Fate ;Thoreau ; Hymn sung at the completion of teh concord monument, April 19, 1836 ; Each and all ; The problem ; Uriel ; Hamatreya ; The Rhodora ; The snow-storm ; Ode, inscribed to W.H. Channing ; Merlin ; Days ; Journals and letters ; [Sunday, April 28, 1824, Canterbury (Roxbury), Massechusetts] ; Myself ; [July 8, 1831, Boston] [Always a right word] ; [July 13, 1833, Paris] [In the garden of plants] ; [January 1, 1834, Boston] [My savings bank] ; [February 19, 1834, Boston] [A white whale] ; To Lydia Jackson, Concord, Febraury 1, 1835 [Amodulated new love: I am born a poet] ; [August 1, 1835, Concord] [Sadness after thirty] ; [April 26 ,1838, Concord] [Philanthropic meetings & holy hurrahs] ; To Thomas Carlyle (Concord, May 10, 1838) [I am a rich man] ; [June 18, 1838, Concord] [Protest; writing; America] ; [June 23, 1838, Concord] [Goodies] ; [August 22, 1838, Concord], [I decline invitations] ; [August 31, 1838, Concord] [Aftermath of the divinity school address] ; To Thomas Carlyle (Concord, October 17, 1838) [Delayed reactions to the divinity school address] ; [November 10, 1838, Concord] [The business of education] ; [November 10, 1838, Concord] [Challenging Thoreau to write his opinions into good poetry] ; [September 14, 1838, Concord] [The business of education] ; [June 24, 1840, Concord] [The screaming of the mad neighborwoman] ; [October 17, 1840, Concord] [Skepticism about the Brook farm Utopia] ; [October 25, 1840, Concord] [Swearing as the best rhetoric] ; [November-December, 1841, Concord] [Dead sentences vs. Man-making words] ; [January 30, 1842, Concord] [Young Waldo's physical world] ; [Januray 30(?), 1842, Concord] [Young Waldo's human world] ; To William Emerson, Concord, May 6, 1843 [What to expect from Thoreau] ; [August 25, 1843, Concord] [Thoreau's fault of unlimited contradiction] ; To William Emerson (Concord, October 4, 1844) [A craze for acquiring property] ; To W.J. Rotch (Concord, November 17, 1844) [A craze for acquiring property] ; [April 25, 1848, London] [The London literati on male chastity] ; [May 6(?), 1848, London] [Tennyson as a talkative Hawthorne] ; [August 1848, Concord] [Thoreau the Woodgod] ; [April 1851, Concord] [The hypocrisy of Daniel Webster] ; [April 13, 1852, Concord] [The purist who refuses to vote] ; [August 1, 1852] ; [Negro slavery vs. Quite other slaves to free] ; To Walter Whitman (July 21, 1855, Concord) [The wonderful gift of leaves of grass] ; [February 29, 1856, Concord] [The frustration of trying to talk to Thoreau] ; To Thomas Carlyle (May 6, 1856, Concord) [Second thoughts on the nondescript monster, Leaves of Grass] ; [February 1862, Concord] [Seeing himself furthered on Thoreau's journals] ; [1863, Concord] [Taking Lincoln with his faults] ; [May 24, 1864, Concord] [The burial of Hawthorne--After waiting too long to get to know him] ; [July 2, 1867, Concord] [A mystery about reading] ; [June 1871, Concord] [The scientific splendors of this age] / Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) -- My kinsman, major molineux ; Roger Malvin's burial ; Young Goodman Brown ; The may-pole of merry mount ; Wakefield ; The minister's black veil ; Rappaccini's daughter ; The scarlet letter ; The custom-house ; The scarlet letter ; Preface to The house of teh seven gables ; ["Something of the hawk-eye": A gallery of Hawthorne's word-portraits] ; [Jonathan Cilley] ; [Remarkable characters at North Adams] ; [Henry D. Thoreau] ; Edmund Hosmer--Emerson's ideal farmer] ; [Walden Pond] ; [Herman Melville] ; [Hiram Powers] ; [Abraham Lincoln] / Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) -- A Psalm of life ; Excelsior ; Mezzo Cammin ; The slave's dream ; The fire of drift-wood ; The building of the shop ; [Conclusion] ; My lost youth ; Aftermath / Henry Wadsworth Longfelo (1807-1882) -- Ichabod! ; Snow-bound: A winter idyl ; Prelude to Among the hills / John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) -- The lake ; Preface ; Introduction ; Sonnet--To science ; Fairlyand ; To Helen ; Israfel ; The city in the sea; The sleeper ; The valley of unrest ; Alone ; Dream-land ; The raven ; To --- --- ---. Ulalume: a ballad ; Annabel Lee ; Ligeia ; The fall of the house of Usher ; William Wilson. A tale ; The man of the crowd ; The black cat ; The purloined letter ; The imp of the perverse ; The cask of Amontillado ; Letter to Mr. --- --- ; [Reviews of Hawthorne's twice-told tales] ; [April] ; [May] ; The philosophy of composition ; The poetic principle ; Letters ; To John Allan (Richmond, March 19, 1827) [My determination is at length taken] ; To John Allan (Richmond, March 20, 1827) [In the greatest necessity] ; To John P. Kennedy (Baltimore, March 15, 1835) [I cannot come] ; To Thomas W. White (Baltimore, April 30, 1835) [Bernice Justified] ; To Maria Clemm (Richmond, August 29, 1835) ["My own sweetest sissy"] ; To Philip P. Cooke (Philadelphia, September 21, 1839) [Such wild matters as Ligeia] ; To Joseph Evens Snodgrass (Philadelphia, April 1, 1841) [My sole drink is water] ; To Maria Clemm (New-York, April 7, 1844) [No fear of starving here] ; To Annie L. Richmond (Fordham, November 16, 1848) [My darling, my Annie] / Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) -- [The presidential question:] Speech in the United States house of representatives, July 27, 1848 ; A house divided: speech delivered at Springfield, Illinois, at the close of republican state convention, June 16, 1858 ; Address delivered at the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863 ; Second inaugural address, March 4, 1865 / Abraham Lincoln."@en ;
   schema:description "Early American literature 1620-1820 -- The general history of Virginia, New England, and the summer isles ; The third book, Chapter I ; The third book, Chapter II. What happened till the first supply / John Smith (1580-1613) -- New English canaan ; The second book, Chapter I. The general survey of the country ; The third book [The incident at Merry Mount] Thomas Morton (c. 1579-1647) -- A model of Christian charity ; The jounral of John Winthrop / John Winthrop (1588-1649) -- Of plymouth plantation ; Book I, chapter I [The separatist interpretation of the reformation in England, 1550-1607] ; Book I, chapter IV. Showing the reasons and causes of their removal ; Book I, chapter VII. Of their departure from leyden [Mr. Robinson's letter] ; Book I, chapter X. Showing how they sought out a place of habitation; and what befell them thereabout ; Book II, chapter XI. The remainder of anno ; [The mayflower compact] ; [The starving time] ; Book II, chapter XII. Anno 1621 [First Thanksgiving] ; Book II, Chapter XIX. Anno dom: 1628 [Thomas Morton of Merrymount] ; Book II, chapter XXIII. Anno dom: 1632 [Propserity brings dispersal of population] ; Book II, chapter XXXII. Anno dom: 1642 [A horrible case of bestiality] ; Book II, chapter XXXIII. Anno dom: 1643 [The life and death of Elder Bewster] ; [Longevity of the pilgrim fathers] ; Book II, Chapter XXXIV. Anno dom: 1644 [Proposal to move to nauset] / William Bradford -- A key into the language of America ; To my dear and well-beloved friends and countryment ; Directions for the use of teh language ; An help to the Native language ; Chapter XXI, of religion, the soul, &c. ; The bloody tenet of persecution ; A letter to the town of Providence / Roger Williams (c. 1603-1683) -- The prologue ; To the memory of my dear and ever honored father Thomas Dudley Esq. ; To her father with some verses ; Contemplations ; The flesh and the spirit ; The author of 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 ; Another [Letter to her husband, absent upon public employment] ; In reference to her children, 23 June, 1659 ; In memory of my dear grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet ; In memory of my dear grandchild Anne Bradstreet ; On my dear grandchild Simon Bradstreet ; For deliverance from a fever ; Here follows some verses upon teh burning of our house ; As weary Pilgrim ; Meditations divine and moral ; To my dear children / Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612-1672) -- The day of doom / Michael Wigglesworth (1631-1705) -- Narrative of the captivity and restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson / Mary Rowlandson (c. 1631-1711) -- Psalm two (first edition) ; Preparatory meditations ; Prologue ; Meditation 8 (first series) ; Meditation 16 (First series) ; Meditation 22 (First series) ; Meditation 38 (First series) ; Meditation 42 (First series) ; Meditation 26 (Second series) ; God's determinations ; The preface ; The soul's groan to Christ for succor ; Christ's reply ; The joy of church fellowship rightly attended ; Upon wedlock, and death of children ; Let by rain ; Upon a wasp chilled with cold ; Huswifery ; A fig of thee, oh! death ; Treatise concerning the Lord's supper ; Sermon VI / Edward Taylor (c. 1642-1729) -- The diary of Samuel Sewall / Samuel Sewall (1652-1730) -- The wonders of the invisible world ; [A people of God in the devil's territories] ; The trial of Martha Carrier ; Magnalia Christi Americana ; Galeacius secundus: The life of William Bradford, esq., Governor of Plymouth cology ; Nehemias Americanus: The life of John Winthrop, esq., Governor of the Massachusetts colony ; Bonifacius [Christian behavior at home and in the community / Cotton Mather (1663-1728) -- The private jounral of a journey from Boston to New York ; Tuesday, October the Third ; Friday, October the Sixth ; December the sixth ; January the sixth / Sarah Kemble Knight (1666-1727) -- The history and present state of Virginia ; Book I, Chap. I. Showing what happened in the first attempts to settle Virginia, before the discovery of Chesapeake Bay ; Book I, Chap. IV. Containing the history of the government from the dissolution of the company, to the year 1704 ; Book II, chap. I of the bounds and coast of Virginia ; Book II, chap. II. of the waters ; Book II, chap. III. Of the earths, and soil ; Book II, chap. VI. Of wild fowl, and hunted game / Robert Beverley (c. 1673-1722) -- The secret diary of William Byrd of Westover 1709-1712 ; History of the dividing line ; [The other British colonies] ; October / William Byrd (1674-1744) -- Personal narrative ; [Sarah Pierrepont] ; A divine and supernatural light ; Letter to Rev. Dr. Benjamin Colman (May 30, 1735) ; [The great awakening] ; Sinners in the hands of an angry God ; The nature of true virtue ; Chapter I. Showing wherein the essence of true virtue consists ; Chapter III. Concerning the secondary and inferior kind of beauty ; [The beauty of the earth] ; Images or shadows of divine things ; 3 [Roses] ; 64 [Hills and mountains] ; 77 [Rivers] ; 78 [Trees] ; 156 [The book of scripture] / Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) -- The way to wealth ; An edict by the King of Prussia ; Rules by which a great empire may be reduced to a small one ; The sale of the hessians ; The ephemera ; Information to those who would remove to America ; Remarks concerning the savages of North America ; Speech in convention ; Letters ; To Josiah Franklin (April 13, 1738) [Forming opinions] ; To Peter Collinson (August 25, 1755) [Whirlwinds] ; To Mrs. Jane Mecom (September 16, 1758) [Interpreting an acrostic] ; To Lord Kames (April 11, 1767) [Parliament and the colonies] ; To Joseph Priestley (September 19, 1772) [Resolving difficult cases] ; To Miss Georgiana Shipley (September 26, 1772) [IN memory of her pet squirrel] ; To Charles de Weissenstein (July 1, 1778) [Against proposals from a secret agent ; To Madam Brillon (November 10, 1779) [Paying too much for whistel] ; To Samuel Mather (May 12, 1784) [Doing good] ; To Ezra Stiles (March 9, 1790) [My religion] ; The autobiography / Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) --"@en ;
   schema:description "Some account of the fore-part of the life of Elizabeth Ashbridge / Elizabeth Ashbridge (1713-1755) -- The journal of John Woolman ; [Early life and vocation] ; [Travels through North Carolina] / John Woolman (1720-1772) -- Letters from an American farmer ; Letter III. What is an American ; Letter IV. Description of teh island of Nantucket ; Letter IX. Description of Charles-Town; thoughts on slavery; on physical evil; a melancholy scene ; Letter XII. Distresses of a frontier man / J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur (1735-1813) -- The travels of William Bartram ; Part II. Chapter VII: A journey from Spalding's lower trading house to Talahasochte / William Bartram (1739-1823) -- Letters ; Abigail Adams to John Adams (August 19, 1774) [Classical parallels] ; John Adams to Abigail Adams (August 28, 1774) [News, love, and advice from Princeton] ; John Adams to Abigail Adams (October 9, 1774) [The business of the congress is tedious] ; Abigail Adams to John Adams (October 16, 1774) [The first scene of infernal plot disclosed] ; Abigail Adams to John Adams (June 25, 1775) [Continual expectation of hostilities] ; Abigail Adams to John Adams (July 16, 1775) [Our generals. News of Boston and home] ; John Adams to Abigail Adams (July 23, 1775) [Dr. Franklin] ; John Adams to Abigail Adams (October 29, 1775) [Prejudice in favor of New England] ; Abigail Adams to John Adams (November 27, 1775) [The building up a great empire] ; John Adams to Abigail Adams (July 3, 1776) [These colonies are free and independent states] ; John Adams to Abigail Adams (July 3, 1776) [Reflections on the Declaration of Independence] ; Abigail Adams to John Adams (July 14, 1776) [The Declaration smallpox. The grey horse] ; John Adams to Abigail Adams (July 20, 1776) [Do my friends thnk I have forgotten my wife and children?] ; Abigail Adams to John Adams (July 21, 1776) [Smallpox: the porclamation for independence read aloud] ; John Adams to Abigail Adams (August 3, 1776) ; [My countryment want art and address] / John Adams (1735-1826) -- Common sense ; Introduction ; III. Thoughts on the present state of American affairs ; The crisis, no. 1 ; The age of reason ; Chapter I. The author's profession of faith ; Chapter II. Of missions and revelations ; Chapter XI. Of the theology of the Christians, and the true theology / Thomas Paine (1737-1809) -- The autobiography ; The declaration of independence ; Notes on the state of Virginia ; Query V. Cascades ; Query VI. Productions mineral, vegetable, and animal ; Query XVII. Religion ; Query XIX. Manufacutres ; Letter to Peter Carr (August 10, 1787) [A young man's education] ; Letter to John Adams (October 28, 1813) [The natural aristocrat] ; Letter to Benjamin Austin, Esq. (January 9, 1816) [Manufactures] ; Letter to John Adams (August 1, 1816) [Living one's life over] ; Letter to Nathaniel Burwell, Esq. (March 14, 1818) [Women's education] / Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) -- No. 1 [Alexander Hamilton] ; No. 10 [James Madison] / The Federalist -- The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, written by himself / Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797) -- The house of night ; On the emigration to America and peopling the Western country ; The wild honey suckle ; The Indian burying ground ; To Sir Toby ; On Mr. Paine's rights of man ; On the religion of nature ; On observing a large Red-Streak apple ; To a New England Poet / Philip Freneau (1752-1832) -- On being brought from Africa to America ; To the University of Cambridge, in New England ; On the death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield, 1770 ; Thoughts on the works of Providence ; To S.M., a young African painter, on seeing his works ; to his excellency General Washington / Phillis Wheatley -- The hasty pudding ; Advice to a raven in Russia / Joel Barlow (1754-1812) -- The contrast / Royall Tyler (1757-1826) -- American Literature 1820-1865 -- The author's account of himself ; Rip Van Winkle ; The legend of Sleepy Hollow / Washington Irving (1783-1859)."@en ;
   schema:description "Preface to Leaves of grass ; Inscription ; When I read the book ; Beginning my studies ; Song of myself ; Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson [Whitman's 1856 manifesto] ; Children of Adam ; From pent-up aching rivers ; Spontaneous me ; Once I pass'd through a populous city ; Facing west from California's shores ; Calamus ; Scented herbage of my breast ; Whoever you are holding me now in hand ; When I heard at the close of the day ; Trickle drops ; I saw in Louisiana a live-oak growing ; Here the frailest leaves of me ; Crossing Brooklyn ferry ; Sea-drift ; Out of teh cradle endlessly rocking ; As I ebb'd with the ocean of life ; By the roadside ; A hand-mirror ; When I heard the learn'd astronomer ; To a president ; I sit and look out ; The dalliance of the Eagles ; To the states ; Drum-taps ; Beat! Beat! Drums! ; Cavalry crossing a ford ; Vigil strange I kept on the field one night ; A march in the ranks hard-prest, and the road unknown ; A sight in camp in the daybreak gray and dim ; As toilsome I wander'd Virginia's woods ; The wound-dresser ; Reconciliation ; As I lay with my head in your lap camerado ; Spirit whose work is done ; Memories of President Lincoln ; When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd ; Autumn rivulets ; There was a child went forth ; This compost ; Sparkles from the wheel ; My picture-gallery ; Passage to India ; The sleepers ; Whispers of Heavenly death ; Chanting the square deific ; A noiseless patient spider ; From noon to starry night ; To a locomotive in winter ; First annex: sands at seventy ; As I sit writing here ; By that long scan of waves ; Broadway ; Yonnondio ; Orange buds by mail from Florida ; Now precedent songs, farewell ; An evening lull ; After the supper and talk ; Second annex: Good-bye my fancy ; Preface note to 2d annex, concluding L. of G.--1891 ; Osceola ; "The rounded catalogue divine complete" ; Good-bye my fancy! ; A backward glace o'er travel'd roads ; Democratic vistas ; [American literature] ; Specimen days ; Patent-office hospital ; The white house by Moonlight ; A night battle, over a week since ; Abraham Lincoln ; Summer of 1864 ; The capitol by gas-light ; The inaguration ; Death of President Lincoln ; Sherman's army's jubilation--its sudden stoppage ; The real war will never get in the books ; Sea-shore fancies ; A sun-bath--Nakedness ; Edgar Poe's significance ; My tribute to four poets ; A visit, at last, to R.W. Emerson ; Other Concord notations ; Boston common--More of Emmerson ; Letters ; To Thomas Jefferson Whitman (February 13, 1863) [The gorgeousness of the capitol vs. the suffering in the hospitals] ; The Nathaniel Bloom and John F. S. Gray (March 19, 1963) [Washington, D.C.; Lincoln as Hoosier Michael Angelo] ; To William S. Davis (October 1, 1863) [Whitman's Haversack of physical comforts in the wards] ; To Mrs. Irwin (May 1, 1865) [Words of consolation from a stranger] ; To Louisa Van Velsor Whitman (January 1, 1867) [New Year's Day--The dinner in the hospital] ; To Harry Stafford (February 28, 1881) [My best honrable loving friendship] ; To John Burroughs (April 28, 1882) [The suppression of the osgood Leaves of grass] ; To John Addington Symonds (August 19, 1890) [Calamus: Late denial of "Morbid Inferences"] / Walt Whitman (1819-1892) -- Hawthorne and his mosses ; Letters to Hawthorne ; April 16(?), 1851 [Melville criticizes The house of the seven gables in the Pittsfield secret review] ; June 1(?), 1851 [The whale--"All my books are botches"] ; June 29, 1851 [A very susceptible and peradventure feeble temperament"] ; July 22, 1851 [A plan to "Vagabondize" with Hawthorne] ; November 17(?), 1851 [Hawthorn's praise of Moby Dick: "The good goddess's bonus"] -- Moby-Dick ; Chapter 54: The town-ho's story ; Bartleby, the scrivener ; The encantadas, or enchanted isles ; Sketch first. The isles at large ; Sketch second. Two sides to a tortoise ; Sketch third. Rock rodondo ; Sketch eighth. Norfolk isle and the chola widow ; The paradise of bachelors and the tartarus of maids ; Benito cereno ; The piazza ; Battle-pieces ; The portent ; Misgivings ; The march into Virginia ; A utilitarian view of teh monitor's flight ; The house-top ; John Marr and other sailors ; The Maldive shark ; To ned ; Timoleon, etc. ; After the pleasure party ; Monody ; The bench of boors ; The enthusiast ; Art ; Billy Budd, Sailor / Herman Melville (1819-1891) -- Lemorne versus Huell / Elizabeth Drew Stoddard (1823-1902) -- 49 I never lost as much but twice ; 67 Success is counted sweetest ; 125 For each ecstatic istant ; 130 These are the days when birds come back--- ; 185 "Faith" is a fine invention ; 187 How many times these low feet staggered--- ; 214 I taste a liquor never brewed--- ; 216 Safe in their Alabaster chamber---[Two versions] ; 241 I like a look of Agony ; 249 Wild nights--wild nights! ; 258 There's a certain slant of light ; 280 I felt a funeral, in my brain ; 287 A clock stopped--- ; 303 The soul selects her own society--- ; 305 The difference between despair ; 314 Nature---sometimes sears a Sapling--- ; 315 He fumbles at your soul ; 322 There came a day at summer's full ; 328 A bird came down the walk--- ; 341 After great pain, aformal feeling comes--- ; 348 I dreaded that first Robin, so ; 435 Much madness in 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--- ; 501 This world is not conclusion ; 505 I would not paint---a picture--- ; 510 It was not death, for I stood up ; 520 I started early---took my dog--- ; 528 Mine---by the right of the white election! ; 536 The heart asks pleasure---first--- ; 547 I've seen a dying eye ; 585 I like to see it lap the miles--- ; 632 The brain---is wider than the sky--- ; 640 I cannot live with you--- ; 650 Pain---has an element of blank ; 664 Of all the souls that stand create--- ; 709 Publication---is the auction ; 712 Because I could not stop for death--- ; 744 Remorse---is memory---awake ; 754 My life had stood---a loaded gun--- ; 822 This consciousness that is aware ; 824 The wind begun to knead the grass--- ; 824 The wind begun to rock the grass ; 829 Ample make this bed--- ; 986 A narrow fellow in the grass ; 1078 The bustle in a house ; 1099 My cocoon tightens---colors teaze--- ; 1100 The last night that she lived ; 1125 Oh sumptuous moment ; 1129 Tell all the truth but tell it slant--- ; 1138 A spider sewed at night ; 1397 It sounded as if the streets were running ; 1400 What mystery pervades a well! ; 1405 Bees are black, with gilt surcingles--- ; 1463 A route of evanescence ; 1540 As imperceptibly as grief ; 1545 The bible is an antique volume--- ; 1575 The bat is dun, with wrinkled wings--- ; 1581 The farthest thunder that I heard ; 1593 There came a wind like a bugle--- ; 1624 Apparently with no surpise ; 1651 A word made flesh is seldom ; 1670 In winter in my room ; 1732 My life closed twice before its close--- ; Letters to Thomas Wentworth Higginson ; 15 April 1862 [Say if my verse is alive?] ; 25 April 1862 [Thank you for the surgery] ; 7 June 1862 [Will you be my preceptor?] ; 7 July 1862 [My business is circumference] ; [Letters on "E.D." from T.W. Higginson to his wife] ; [August 16, 1870] ; [August 17, 1870] / Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) -- Life in the Iron-Mills / Rebecca Harding Davis (1831-1910)."@en ;
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