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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1936

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Djuna Barnes

Willa Cather
   Not Under Forty

William Faulkner
   Absalom, Absalom!

Robert Frost
   Desert Places**
   Provide, Provide**

Lillian Hellman
   Day's To Come

Alain Locke
   The Negro and His Music

Edgar Lee Masters
   Across Spoon River
   Poems of People
from  The Harmony of Deeper Music:
   Not to See Sandridge Again**

D'Arcy McNickle
   The Surrounded

Marianne Moore
   The Pangolin**
   The Pangolin and Other Verse

John Dos Passos
   The Big Money
from  U.S.A.
   The Bitter Drink**

Ezra Pound
from  The Cantos
   XLV [With usura hath no man a house of good stone]**

Charles Reznikoff
   Early History of Sewing Machine Operator
   Separate Way

John Steinbeck
   In Dubious Battle

Genevieve Taggard
   Up State—Depression Summer**

Edith Wharton
   Roman Fever**

Related Literary Events

Lucille Clifton was born.

June Jordan was born.

The Coming of the Spanish and the Pueblo Revolt (Hopi), c. 1936

Mourning Dove (Okanogan) died.

Finley Peter Dunne died.

Other Literary Publications

- Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind

American volunteers form the Lincoln Brigade and fight in the Spanish Civil War for the Spanish Republic.

Supreme Court declares Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA) unconstitutional.

Spanish Civil War begins.

Nye committee investigations end.

Strikes by Mexican American agricultural workers in the West end.

Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act.

Autoworkers’ sit-down strike against General Motors begins (December).

"Rome-Berlin Axis" declared; anti-Comintern pact signed by Japan and Germany.

Strike by Goodyear rubber workers in Akron, Ohio; first Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) victory.

Formation of the American Labor Party.

One million union members involved in work stoppages.

African American Mary McLeod Bethune appointed by President Roosevelt to head the Division of Negro Affairs, part of the National Youth Administration (NYA).

Filipino-Mexican fieldworker union granted charter by the American Federation of Labor (AFL).

Franklin D. Roosevelt reelected President.

text file  Jesse Owens wins four gold medals at Berlin Olympics.

text file  Life magazine begins publication.

audio file  Samuel Barber, Adagio for Strings.

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