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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1949

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Year
Literary
Historical
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1949
Gwendolyn Brooks
   Annie Allen

Willa Cather
   Willa Cather on Writing

Robert Frost
   Complete Poems of Robert Frost

H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
   By Avon River

Albert Maltz
   The Journey of Simon McKeever

Mary McCarthy
   The Oasis

D'Arcy McNickle
   They Came Here First

Charles Olson
   Poetry: Y & X

Ann Petry
   The Drugstore Cat

Anne Spencer
   For Jim, Easter Eve** text file

Robert Penn Warren
   Modern Rhetoric

Eudora Welty
   The Golden Apples

Hisaye Yamamoto
   Seventeen Syllables**
Haiku Text file

Related Literary Events

Dorothy Allison was born.

Victor Hernández Cruz was born.

Jessica Hagedorn was born.

Mary Antin died.
Communist forces under Mao Tse-tung seize power in China; Nationalist government flees to Formosa (Taiwan).

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is organized for the defense of Western Europe.

After China installs a Communist government, refugee status is granted to five thousand highly educated Chinese living in the U.S.

The U.S. severs ties with the newly formed People's Republic of China.

Eugenie Moore Anderson, the first woman to hold an ambassadorship, is appointed U.S. ambassador to Denmark.

East and West Germany founded as separate nations.

Soviet Union detonates atomic bomb.

Introduction of the bikini.

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