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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1951

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Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1951
Saul Bellow
   Looking for Mr. Green**

Louise Bogan
   Achievement in American Poetry, 1900-1950

William Faulkner
   Requiem for a Nun

Langston Hughes
   Harlem** text file
   Montage of a Dream Deferred

Robert Lowell, Jr.
   The Mills of the Kavanaughs

Norman Mailer
   Barbary Shore

Marianne Moore
   Collected Poems

Clifford Odets
   The Country Girl

Charles Olson
   For Sappho, Back**

Saunders Redding
   On Being Negro in America

Adrienne Rich
   A Change of World

Theodore Roethke
   Praise to the End!

Wallace Stevens
   The Necessary Angst

William Carlos Williams
   Autobiography

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Garrett Kaoru Hongo was born.

Tato Laviera was born.

Karen Tei Yamashita was born.

Abraham Cahan died.
President Truman dismisses General MacArthur in Korea.

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg sentenced to death for espionage.

Twenty-second Amendment restricts U.S. presidents to two terms.

La Hermandad Mexicana National, the first union of Mexican immigrants, is organized.

Supreme Court upholds Smith Act.

Disposable diapers invented by Marion Donovan.

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