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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1923

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Sherwood Anderson
   Horses and Men

Djuna Barnes
   A Book

Gwendolyn B. Bennett
   Heritage** text file

Louise Bogan
   Body of This Death

Willa Cather
   A Lost Lady

E.E. Cummings
   [into the strenuous briefness]**
   [the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls]**
   tulips and chimneys

Theodore Dreiser
   The Color of a Great City

F. Scott Fitzgerald
   The Vegetable or from President to Postman

Robert Frost
   Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening**
   The Ax-Helve**

H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)

Handsome Lake (Seneca)
   How America Was Discovered**

Edna St. Vincent Millay
   [Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare]**
   Sonnet xli**
   The Harp Weaver and Other Poems
   The Spring and the Fall**

Native American Oral Narrative
   The Origin of Stories (Seneca)**

John Crowe Ransom
   Here Lies a Lady**

Lizette Woodworth Reese
   Spring Ecstasy**

Charles Reznikoff
   Coral and Captive Israel

Wallace Stevens
   A High-Toned Old Christian Woman**
   Anecdote of the Jar**
   Peter Quince at the Clavier**
   Sunday Morning**
   The Snow Man**
   To the One of Fictive Music**

Genevieve Taggard
   Hawaiian Hilltop

Jean Toomer
   Blood-Burning Moon**
   Box Seat**
   Seventh Street**
   Song of the Son**
from  Cane

William Carlos Williams
   Spring and All**
   The Pot of Flowers**
   The Red Wheelbarrow**
   The Rose**
   To Elsie** audio file audio file

Anzia Yezierska
   America and I** text file image file
   Children of Lonliness
The Immigrant Dream and the
US as a Land of Opportunity
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