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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1932

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Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1932
Mary Austin
from  Earth Horizon
   Chapter III**

Sterling A. Brown
   Ma Rainey** text file
   Slim in Hell** text file audio file
   Southern Road

Willa Cather
   Obscure Destinies (stories)

Hart Crane
   The Broken Tower**

Countee Cullen
   One Way to Heaven

T.S. Eliot
   Selected Essays

William Faulkner
   Light in August

Ellen Glasgow
   The Sheltered Life

Ernest Hemingway
   Death in the Afternoon

Langston Hughes
   Goodbye Christ** text file
   The Same**text file
   The Dream Keeper

Grace King
   Memories of a Southern Woman of Letters

Meridel LeSueur
   Women on the Breadlines**
Bread Lines IMAGE file

Edna St. Vincent Millay
   The Princess Marries the Page

John Dos Passos
from  U.S.A.
   The Body of an American**

Elizabeth Madox Roberts
   Death at Bearwallow**
   The Haunted Mirror

Gertrude Stein
   Three Lives

John Steinbeck
   The Pastures of Heaven

Anzia Yezierska
   All I Could Never Be

Related Literary Events

Sylvia Plath was born.

John Updike was born.

Charles Waddell Chesnutt died.

Hart Crane died.

Grace King died.

Other Literary Publications

- Josephine Herbst, Pity is Not Enough

- Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth

- Zelda Fitzgerald, Save Me the Last Waltz

- Jovita Gonzalez, Among My People

- Grace Lumpkin, To Make My Bread

- Dorothy Myra Page, Gathering Storm

- Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods

Reconstruction Finance Corporation.

Glass-Steagall Act.

Massive demonstrations across the U.S. by unemployed workers.

Bronx, New York residents resist eviction in battle with police.

First Hispanic, Benjamin Nathan Cardozo appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"Bonus March" takes place in Washington D.C.; veterans demand compensation from the government.

Wisconsin enacts first unemployment insurance law in the U.S.

Franklin D. Roosevelt elected president.

audio fileMa Rainey
text file  Lindbergh baby kidnapped.

James Farrell, Young Lonigan.

image file  Carl Van Vechten begins to photograph artists of the Harlem Renaissance.

image file  The Grapes of Wrath, a film

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